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

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

several children's dress-up capes hang on a rack on a wall painted with blue sky and puffy clouds
Lucas Skorczeski
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 12:00am

Here at The Discovery Museums we like to point out the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in all things. From what you ate for breakfast, to the clothes you’re wearing, to how you got to the museum—there are rich STEM topics to explore... READ MORE

two children look out from within a structure they've made out of cardboard boxes and blankets
Neil Gordon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00am

Play matters. Play Matters.  We strongly believe the former but not everyone does. And so to bring awareness it, we’ve named this blog the latter.  Why? We want a forum to share ideas about play:  both what we know and what we continue to learn... READ MORE