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

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

child climbing tree
Rachel Danford
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:45pm

I am trying to look calm and cool on the outside but inside, my heart is pounding. “Watch this, momma!” my 4-year-old daughter squeals as she swings from a branch and just barely catches the boulder with her feet. Thankfully, as the... READ MORE

a boy bends down to look in a mirror while upside down
Denise LeBlanc
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:46pm

Are you a scientist? Most people would be quick to answer “no” about themselves. But in reality, we are all natural scientists and practice science in our everyday lives. We are born experimenters: from the baby who puts things in her mouth, to... READ MORE

a girl holds up her two hands that are completely coated with mud
Liz Leahey
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 3:21pm

This post originally appeared in June, 2017.

When we design programs at The Discovery Museums, we are always looking for ways to encourage people to step outside their comfort zones.

We see this happening all the time. But... READ MORE

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