Discovery House

The 40 million year old whale fossil Ziggy, the colorful and whimsical “Gesturing Woman” by artist Viola Frey, and the nine-foot Polar Bear welcome you to our three-story Discovery House interactive museum, which features the adventure of interactive exhibits for exploring art, science and humanities.


Artist’s Garret:

  • Jump, dance and move your body to make a beautiful painting in the Light Box;
  • Enjoy learning about perspective en plein air in the Perspective Alcove;
  • Observe your reflection in abstract form on the Domed Mirrors and draw it;
  • Stop by the Monkey Box and say hello—stick out your tongue, they love it!

Humanist’s Study:

  • Visit the Mini Zoo for a look at some of our living residents;
  • Journey to faraway lands on the planet in the Map Room;
  • Learn about and create a special project in the Drawing Room;
  • Pen your own poetry and prose in the Poet’s Corner!

Scientist’s Workshop:

  • Forecast the weather at the Weather Station;
  • Search for fossils in the Archaeology “Ziggy” Dig;
  • Look for constellations in the night sky on the Sky Map;
  • Learn about the rules of gravity as the balls race!


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Adjacent to our Back Yard, which contains forest, aquatic and desert habitats for the Museum’s live collections that live in the Mini-Zoo, the new Discovery House has so much more to enjoy now and we’ll expect to see you soon!

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