Discovery Rooms


Monday: Closed
Tues - 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.

Everyone can share in the joy of discovery in our two Discovery Rooms! Hands-on, interactive exhibits, specimens, live animals to touch and observe, books to browse, and make-and-take crafts will provide you with many fun and memorable learning opportunities. 

Small Discovery Room

Themed exhibit activities, specimens and displays are changed out monthly.  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. 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.

Large Discovery Room

Exhibits in our Large Discovery Room come from our collection of seven Traveling Science Exhibits that we rent to schools throughout the year. These themed exhibits remain up at the Center for several months at a time.




Our Discovery Rooms offer children table top activities, specimens, live animals, microscopes and more.

 “Such a nice place to cool off and learn in a fun way. My 4 year old did not want to leave!” ~ Owen Dunn Houston, TX

“Fun for my kids!! They like the “hands-on” things!” ~ Sandra Aparicio

“This is the coolest place ever!” ~ Hannah Hughes, 10 years old

A toddler explores our Color in Shells Discovery Box.

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 06:25 PM
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