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Discover-At-Home

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 starting homeschooling while our schools are closed, or just want to give your kids some fun learning experiences at home, keep an eye on this page, our… Read more about Discover-At-Home

Watch Us GROW!

The Don Harrington Discovery Center is excited to announce an extension to the museum that will be opening soon. The Groundbreaking on the new Outdoor Science Park is on hold until we can reopen, but construction has begun and will continue. We invite you to WATCH US GROW! We will be posting updated photos as… Read more about Watch Us GROW!

Godzilla’s New Home

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

Amazing Butterflies

Opening this weekend! Open February 1- May 17 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… Read more about Amazing Butterflies

Saturn the Ring World

Showing Tuesday-Sunday at 3:00 pm. 22 Minutes Saturn is the true “Lord of the Rings”. After nearly seven years in transit, the two-story Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004. Cassini continues to explore Saturn and its moons during its extended mission, while the Huygens probe had landed on the surface of Titan,… Read more about Saturn the Ring World

Sunstruck

Showing Tuesday-Sunday at 2:00 pm. 20 Minutes Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Watch the Trailer

Imagination Playground

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

Sun, Earth, Universe

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

All Charged Up!

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!

Amazing Butterflies

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

Nano

Available Spring semester only. Nano engages students in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce real-world applications and explore the societal and ethical implications of this technology. Students discover how different materials behave as they get smaller, work to build a giant nanotube and compare effects of… Read more about Nano

Sun, Earth, Universe

This engaging, hands-on interactive exhibit is filled with dazzling imagery, and will connect students with current NASA science research and launch them on a journey to explore the universe! The Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Sun, Earth, Universe exhibitions are developed and distributed nationwide… Read more about Sun, Earth, Universe