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 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

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

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