Themed exhibit activities, specimens, and displays are changed out in our large and small Discovery Rooms monthly. We also have a variety of resident live animals that you can observe and sometimes encounter up close when you visit. Stop by regularly to find out what‘s new.
Our 23 Smithsonian-style Discovery Boxes, perfect for the casual visitor as well as the homeschooled child (pre-k through elementary school), are available year round in the Small Discovery Room. They are filled with activities, pictures, specimens, and more to captivate and engage your children in a focused hands-on exploration of a specific topic of interest. One of our most popular boxes is “Herbs Your Nose Knows.” Children use their sense of smell to identify herbs and can discover their uses in everything from pizza to soap! Children are always eager to take home a sample of their favorite herbs.
Tues to Friday: Noon – 5:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
FREE for individuals and families – See our Group Visits pages for costs of Mom’s Group, Scout Group, and Summer Group visits, and see our Birthday Parties page for the cost of party visits.
“This is the coolest place ever!”
“Fun for my kids!! They like the “hands-on” things!”
“Such a nice place to cool off and learn in a fun way. My 4 year old did not want to leave!”