Play matters

Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.

Today's Hours
Children's Discovery Museum 9:00am - 4:30pm
Science Discovery Museum 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Discovery Woods 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sparking Discovery in the Classroom

Traveling Science Workshops

Since 1992, our highly skilled, dynamic educators have inspired students with fun, hands-on STEM workshops delivered right in the classroom. From Physical Changes of Matter to Force and Motion to Weather, topics are designed to spark curiosity and strengthen the practices of science and ...

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Here's what's happening

Young child uses tools.
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Are you curious about what’s inside telephones, computers, radios and more? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors, capacitors and circuit boards, as you uncover the inner workings of everyday... READ MORE
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am
—Drop in
Having a pet is a big responsibility! Help Abby’s owner demonstrate some of the things she does to... READ MORE

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Are you curious about what’s inside telephones, computers, radios and more? Grab a screwdriver and... READ MORE

Friday, Jan 20, 2017
9:30 am to 10:00 am
Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory... READ MORE

Friday, Jan 20, 2017
10:00 am to 10:45 am
A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Forest Friday program will be held... READ MORE

three children are in the woods holding sticks and grasses

Our blog: Play Matters

Rachel Danford

One of the main goals we had for Discovery Woods and our accessible Treehouse was to tempt families to get outside, and then encourage them to also explore the 183 acres of the Great Hill conservation land that abuts our property. Since the grand opening of Discovery Woods in July and throughout

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