a small boy stands with pieces of styrofoam clinging to his clothes all over his body
Alli Leake
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:03am

Although the Discovery Museum is temporarily closed and so many things feel uncertain these days, I'd like to share with you a few things that I know for sure.

the legs of a toddler climbing up a mud hill
Alli Leake
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:14pm

When Hillary Einboden visited the Discovery Museum for the first time, she knew she’d found a “unique and wonderful place"—a noteworthy observation coming from someone who spent a full year exploring wonderful places with her children.

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

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