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Discovery Center Museum
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Hands-on exhibits encourage children of all ages to play, explore, create and, ultimately, discover the joy of learning! Exhibits relate to math, color & light, Midwest wild weather, agriculture, communication, health and the human body, nanoscience, the science of sports and more. Discovery Center also boosts an award-winning outdoor park. Visit soon and see why Discovery Center Museum is ranked the #4 children's museum in the nation by Child magazine and a top 12 museum by Forbes.com.

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Fun activity for the young engineer in your family!https://raisinglifelonglearners.com/what-makes-the-best.../#discoverycenterscience

Friday, February 26, 2021

Do you know anyone who would enjoy spending a Saturday afternoon with the female members of the USAF Thunderbirds and a female NASA Astronaut?Women in Aviation International is hosting a FREE Zoom with just those ladies – it’s available and free for all!It is a Girls in Aviation Day event, March 13, and anyone can register here:https://www.wai.org/GIADWAI2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Scientists, engineers, and inventors find the solutions to the world's problems.Learn about the work that these Black scientists and inventors have accomplished that make our lives better.https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/.../black-inventors...#BlackHistoryMonth #discoverycentermuseum

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Try your hand at paper-cutting art in our Art Studio this week through Sunday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Talking, singing and pointing are 3 basic, but incredibly important tools in helping an infant/toddler learn to communicate. Learn simple things you can do to help your child in this short video!https://youtu.be/wzkGD43jCQo

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Losing a first tooth is a big deal for children. Chicago Parent describes some terrific grand gestures that a tooth fairy can make the first time around.http://bit.ly/toothfairyideas

Monday, February 22, 2021

Happy National Pets Day! Here's some pics of our furry friends. #loveyourpetsday #discoverycentermuseum

Saturday, February 20, 2021

We're continuing the February heart theme in the Art Studio. Create a heart-shaped fox or owl through Sunday, Feb. 21.#discoverycentermuseum

Friday, February 19, 2021

It's landing day on Mars! Perseverance, NASA's most sophisticated rover to date, is expected to land on the surface of Mars on Thursday, February 18, around 2:55 p.m. Central Time. The goal of the mission is to search for clues of ancient life, but also to evaluate the conditions of present-day Mars with an eye toward potential human exploration.The rover's entry, descent and landing on Mars will broadcast live on NASA's website and YouTube channel, as well as NASA's public TV channel, app, Twitter, and Facebook channels with coverage starting at 1:15 p.m. CST. Special Spanish language programming -- a first from NASA for a planetary landing -- will begin at 1:30 p.m. CST.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Don't miss the landing of NASA's Perseverance Rover on Mars February 18th. That's a 300 million mile roadtrip! Here's info on how to watch...https://mars.nasa.gov/mars.../timeline/landing/watch-online/

Tuesday, February 16, 2021