Ecosystems Discovery Room bedroom
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Discovery Rooms for Little Learners

Within the three main exhibit halls of the Science Center, you can find uniquely innovative rooms designed to foster and support young children’s first science explorations. These learning environments provide opportunities for interactive, inquiry-based investigations that prepare young visitors for later science experiences. 

Children, families and school groups can utilize the Discovery Rooms, which include interactive exhibits, storytelling, hands-on Discovery Boxes, animal displays and space for self-directed explorations of artifacts, models and other materials. Activities are designed to promote adult-child interaction and cooperative learning among children.

  • Creative World Discovery Room

    Creative World Discovery Room

    Create and communicate in this space designed to look like a city street, which includes a construction company, a hardware store, and a child-sized TV studio complete with costumes, puppets and a camera. 

  • World of Life Discovery Room

    World of Life Discovery Room

    See many kinds of animals up close including our South American degu, emperor scorpions, lizards, snakes, and even a boa constrictor! 

  • Staff and Kids in the Discovery Room

    Ecosystems Discovery Room

    Explore how our homes are habitats, providing us—as well as pets and pests—with food, water and shelter. See live animals or even take a dig in our garden!