a mother and son see themselves in a hinged mirror as they play with geometric shapes
Denise LeBlanc
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:14am

“Look, look, there’s 13 of me!” exclaims a young boy as he peers into a nearly closed Hinged Mirror. “I can’t see you,” says his mom. He opens the mirror wider and there are fewer reflections of him. “It needs to be almost closed!” he declares.... READ MORE

a father plays with his young child
Alli Leake
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:28pm

More brain development happens before a child’s third birthday than at any other time in life. Between birth and age three, the brain grows from 25% to 80% of its adult size and forms one million new neural connections each second. If a baby’s... READ MORE

two young children "skate" on a smooth white surface in their socks
Liz Leahey
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:21pm

Set a kid wearing socks on a slippery floor and inevitably, sock skating will follow. This is proving true at the Discovery Museum, where our outdoor sock-skating rink is encouraging children—and parents and grandparents—to slip, slide, and spin... READ MORE

a child in rainboots kneels in front of a bucket of mud
Rachel Danford
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:26pm

So it’s raining, it’s been raining…sometimes Spring in New England feels like maybe it will rain forever! Home with a rambunctious 3-year old I found myself searching the internet for fun rainy day activities for little ones. I found, “10 indoor... READ MORE

a woman and child sit reading a book together in a corner near a low bookshelf
Alli Leake
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00am

Hello! I’m new here, so I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Alli, the new Director of Early Childhood Education here at The Discovery Museums. This past Fall the Museums were very sad to say goodbye to Lucas, the previous Early Childhood Education... READ MORE

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