Together, we will construct Discover Through Time, a permanent exhibit that will invite visitors on a historic journey through the region’s ecological biomes. Full-sensory environments will simulate the biome’s climate, humidity, and geological features. Inland Sea Ancient Pleistocene Grassland Woodlands Spruce Forest Modern Grassland. This new space is more than a static exhibit. It features:… Read more about Discover Through Time Biomes Exhibit
What does Full Sensory mean? Picking things up and feeling their texture is what people often associate with sensory experiences, but it’s about much more than touch! Sensory learning includes any activity that stimulates a person’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything which engages movement and balance. While we… Read more about DHDC’s New 2022 Exhibit Will be FULL-SENSORY!
Did you know an Ant can lift 20 times its own body weight? Also, Ants don’t have lungs! Oxygen enters and carbon dioxide leaves through tiny holes all over their body. Learn this and more about these picnic scavengers and become the Ant in this giant Ant farm! You’ll crawl your way through this maze… Read more about Giant Ant Crawler
Your visit to the DHDC will not be complete without meeting some furry and scaly friends. From a Bearded Dragon and Tarantula to a friendly snake we call ’Pinky’, Critter Row introduces guests to animals that come from different regions all around the world. Get an up-close look at these interesting creatures and you may even get… Read more about Critter Row
Designed for our youngest scientists, KinderStudio is a permanent exploration space for children ages 0-6. Interactive, imaginative play areas feature a climbing structure, tumbling space with mats, a lighted performance stage, hands-on manipulatives (blocks, tubes, and toys) and raw materials for creative play (i.e. shells, pine cones and popsicle sticks). See the KinderStudio calendar.
Located just outside the Space Theater, The Space Gallery is dedicated to exploring weather conditions on Earth and beyond. Multimedia presentations reveal real-time data regarding weather conditions on Earth and explore the science of common weather phenomena. Interactive displays examine space weather concepts such as auroras, solar flares and cosmic rays and uncover their effect… Read more about Space Gallery
Located on the southeast side of DHDC’s front entrance, this outdoor science park features a fossil dig pit, hands-on learning, and engineering marvels. The Outdoor Science Park includes a gazing ball, whisper dishes, chair lift and the tennis ball launcher, a Kundu Drum, Grandioso Chimes, Kettle Drum, 2 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and many other pieces.… Read more about Outdoor Science Park