The Discovery Museums offer exciting, hands-on activities and programs for children of all ages. The 4 acre site is comprised of two buildings. The Children's Discovery Museum is geared towards younger children up to age six. At the Science Discovery Museum children of all ages, including adults can use their imaginations while exploring the various interactive exhibits. Visitors of all talent levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Museum also takes great pride in their ability to accommodate special needs children. Friendly, helpful staff members are on site in both buildings to assist the youngsters while they explore. Because of the confined space in The Children's Discovery building visitors are encouraged to leave their strollers behind.
The Children's Discovery Museum is housed in an early 1900's Victorian house that features hands-on exhibits. The house is loaded with closets, corridors, and rooms ingeniously transformed into displays that attract the attention of the younger children and their families. Rooms like the Chain Reaction Room, the Ocean Space Room, the Rainbow Room, and the Train Room are designed to delight and educate the younger guests. They can splash and play in the Water Discovery Room or make their way across a jungle bridge in the Jungle Room.
The exhibits are very nicely displayed and are all in great condition. Visitors will find the Children's Discovery Museum a very entertaining and enriching site to take young children to enjoy themselves and interact with others in the same age group. The Museum is small but has a great deal to offer. Children can choose to interact with other children or take a quiet break in the alcove located under the stairs.
The Science Discovery Museum is aimed at school age children, with its enlightening and engaging interactive exhibits.
The Inventor's Workshop is an especially popular area in The Science Discovery building where children can design and construct their own creations and gadgets utilizing recycled materials. For many this may be the first time they have gripped a hammer, or worked with wood. All projects constructed in the Inventors Workshop can be taken home.
From the Light and Color Room to the Science Circus there are plenty of chances for hands-on t research with the fundamental sciences and math. Although primarily aimed at children, adults will have a great time too.
The Science Branch of the Discovery Museums offers kids of all ages and abilities an abundance of choices for exploring fun, appealing exhibits. Personalized attention from responsive, experienced sciencementors makes for a great field trip. Children learn experience science in everyday life with their sense of touch, hearing and sight. Each display offers a hands-on element that welcomes the young ones to explore and apply different variables for diverse results. Above all, guests are allowed to dig deeper into their minds.
Throughout both buildings the young guests are encouraged to explore ideas and develop questions. Staff members explain various scientific processes in a manner that helps create a love of science.
Food or drinks are not permitted on the exhibit floor. Visitors are welcome to use picnic tables throughout our grounds during nice weather. There are no indoor eating facilities onsite. Guests and come and go as they please since admission is good all day.
The Discovery Store is a great stopping point before heading home. Merchandise on sale will stimulate and entertain youngsters for hours on end.