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

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

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

a girl and her made-at-home suspended table, called a harmonograph
Denise LeBlanc
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:00am

"Why?”  “Why?”  “But, why?” 

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