two boys work with translucent geometric shapes at a light table
Caitlin Kiley
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 2:27pm

As I make my way around the museum floor, I see eight students huddled around our three Sand Spinners, focused on the patterns they are creating together. I mentally note that they have been there for a while—a good sign of student engagement. I... READ MORE

young girls play with magna tiles on a light table
Denise LeBlanc
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:58pm

Last year I spent a lot of time tricking people: fooling librarians, teachers, visitors, and even my coworkers and family. I made them do math…willingly yet unknowingly! During workshops, meetings, and at family gatherings, I would quietly put... 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

five 5th graders gather around a table, while one pulls the string attached to a toy with wheels
Jill Foster
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00am

Empty oatmeal boxes, paper cups, string, wire hangers.  Berry baskets, spatulas, and funnels. Bananas, rubber bands, flowers. Toys. Hidden within each of these common objects is a world of science just waiting to be discovered. Science is all... READ MORE

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