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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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Take remote learning a little further — as in 250,000 miles further. NASA collaborated with Future Engineers to create the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest. The contest, open to U.S. students in grades K-12, runs through Dec. 17, 2020, challenging participants to imagine leading a one-week expedition to the Moon’s South Pole.Just imagine: You and a crew of astronauts will explore the lunar surface, making discoveries to assist future explorers. Describe your team — the number of astronauts in your crew, the skills they possess, their personality traits, and the attributes you would want in crewmates. Next, what machine, piece of technology, or robot would you leave behind on the lunar surface to help future astronauts explore the Moon?The essays will be divided into three groups, for judging by grade level – K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Make sure to check out the full list of contest details, including that your essay should be no more than 100 words (grades K-4), 200 words (grades 5-8), or 300 words (grades 9-12). Students can sign up individually at the contest site or teachers can register their entire class.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aej9AookN9c

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Students built rockets in our It's Rocket Science enrichment class yesterday. All launches were successful! If your child enjoys hands-on science, check out the rest of our fall lineup of classes and register today! Class sizes are limited.http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/.../enrichmentclasses

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Visit the Discovery Center Art Studio Sept. 23-27 and create a hedgehog decked out for fall!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The physical and emotional labor of parenthood can manifest in ways you don't even realize. Here's how. #ProjectMentalUnloadhttps://www.parents.com/health/mental/how-the-mental-load-sneaks-into-your-everyday-life/

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

You child will love these math puzzles! Sign up for a weekly newsletter and solutions.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Advance online reservations required. Register at http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/reservations#Expect

Sunday, September 20, 2020

We've added a late afternoon play session from 4-6 PM SATURDAY, September 26, so register to visit! Enjoy a scavenger hunt full of challenges on this day devoted to shutting down devices and PLAYING!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

ENJOY A “DAY OF PLAY” AT DISCOVERY CENTER

ENJOY A “DAY OF PLAY” AT DISCOVERY CENTER

ENJOY A “DAY OF PLAY” AT DISCOVERY CENTER

Friday, September 18, 2020

Discovery Center has earned Tripadvisor's 2020 Traveler's Choice award! The award is based on 2019 and 2020 traveler reviews.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Thinking about a visit to Discovery Center? Remember...advance reservations are required. We've still got a few openings left this week, so make your reservation today at:http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/reservations#Reserve

Thursday, September 17, 2020