WELCOME BACK FRIENDS! We are OPEN and ready for you to come see us. New temporary hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Thank you for sticking with us and waiting so patiently for us to re-open. Please continue to be patient as we adjust to a new temporary normal. We… Read more about We are OPEN!
Welcome to DHDC’s Critter Corner! Here we will introduce you to some of our featured Critters and talk about their habitats and lifestyles. We have a full room of Critters, so be sure and visit these guys and gals in person – we are open! Critter Corner Update – COVID-19 affects our critters too! Meet… Read more about Meet Our Critters!
Welcome to our new video series: ‘Discover At Home’! Our team at DHDC is here for you and your kids in this time of social distancing. Whether you’re continuing learning at home this summer, or just want to give your kids some fun learning experiences at home, keep an eye on this page, our YouTube… Read more about Discover-At-Home
6.25 Update: Moving right along! Here’s another progress video from Captain Kyle. 6.18 Update: Watch the video update by Captain Kyle! 5.6 Update: The Entrance Wall to the Science Park went in this week- looking better every day! 4.27 Update: NAME THAT DINO CONTEST is underway! This contest has concluded. The names that received the… Read more about Watch Us GROW!
Check out Zilla’s new home! Everyone’s favorite lizard (A Bearded Dragon) just got an upgrade to a bioactive terrarium. What is that you ask? A bioactive terrarium (or vivarium) is a tank that includes live plants, as well as cultures of microorganisms called isopods (such as rollie pollies) that consume and break down the waste… Read more about Godzilla’s New Home
We have some of the amazing Steve Spangler science kits left – but first-come, first-served! The pictures below are just a few of the experiments you can conduct with the kit – there’s also water gel, mentos geysers, instant snow and more! Keep your kids entertained AND learning now and into the summer. This box… Read more about Claim Your Steve Spangler Science Kit!
Showing Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 pm 30 Minutes The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly… Read more about From Earth to the Universe
Open February 1 – August 31 Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover and ant that reaps the reward… Read more about Amazing Butterflies
Imagination Playground is designed to inspire children-directed learning. Giant blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, oversized cogs, wheels, spools and tubes stimulate creativity in children of all ages and inspire them to invent their own ways to play. Kids work together to create original structures and make up their own stories, rules and games.… Read more about Imagination Playground
We are excited to be one of the institutions across the country awarded a copy of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit. This engaging, hands-on interactive exhibit is filled with dazzling imagery, and will connect you with current NASA science research and launch you on a journey to explore the universe! The Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition… Read more about Sun, Earth, Universe
NOW OPEN! Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van der Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of… Read more about All Charged Up!
Open February 1- May 11, during Spring semester only. Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel.Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps… Read more about Amazing Butterflies