By Jayne Griffin
Director of Education
What’s a children’s museum? I ask this question every time I present information to college classes and educators about how programs and exhibits at Creative Discovery Museum are designed. Answers to this question typically include that a children’s museum is fun and hands-on. I heartily agree with both of these descriptors – Children’s museums ARE fun, and the exhibits invite children and their caregivers to touch, play, and explore. But what makes a children’s museum different from other educational institutions like zoos, science centers, and even great classrooms? Continue reading →
When you visit Creative Discovery Museum with a young child (under 5), you may think that you’ll be spending all of your time in the Little Yellow House. While we hope your little one will enjoys that area, there’s much, much more of the Museum for them to explore.
One of the most popular places in the museum for young children is RiverPlay. Even toddlers can enjoy playing with boats and Continue reading →
By Henry Schulson
The sense of discovery in a child is one of life’s greatest gifts. It often leads to unmatched bursts of creativity, wonder, and amazement no matter the activity. Since our opening in 1995, Creative Discovery Museum has focused on one mission – to create exciting opportunities for discovery through a unique combination of learning and play. Exhibits have come and gone, programs keep changing, but the sense of discovery has remained the core for everything we’ve done and continue to do moving forward. Continue reading →