Discovery Room

Our Discovery Room is a hands-on exhibit space designed for visitors to explore museum objects in a stimulating and fun environment. Discover objects housed in the collection drawers, complete a series of tabletop activities, excavate dinosaur bones or simply examine the many wonders displayed in the room. All programs offered in the Discovery Room are free with museum admission.

Discovery Time

Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Join us in the Discovery Room for programs geared for preschool and elementary-age children. Programs are interactive with a hands-on activity and may include stories, crafts and touchable specimens.

Scavenger Hunts!

Available every day at the front desk beginning March 5, 2016. Explore our ancient life gallery and use this exciting scavenger hunt to learn more about the creatures that once roamed the Earth!

Are you a visiting school group?

Discovery Room Sessions allow school groups to participate in free-choice learning opportunities and free play activities that enhance their understanding of natural and cultural history. These 25-minute sessions are most appropriate for Pre-K through grade 5 and are limited to a maximum of 25 students per session. Reserve your Discovery Room Session today!