January 22, 2015
We would like to extend a BIG thank you to Bosch Global and Bosch Community Fund for sponsoring our Explore More Stuff robotics lab this month.
Throughout January, Museum visitors have been able to move motors, flash lights and make sounds all by connecting inputs to outputs. Self-guided activity stations allowed them to learn about the communication between an information processing system (like a computer) and the outside world, such as a human or another information processing system. Then they could take their new-found knowledge and manipulate computer code to make an electromechanical creation.
Bosch's support also made it possible for 10 teachers to join us for two professional development programs in the Museum and at Discovery Place Education Studio.…
January 12, 2015
Thank you to everyone who voted on names for our new rat basketball players!
Based on your input, here is the starting lineup for your Discovery Place Rat Basketball team:
Our "rat-letes" are ready to hit the court to start training hard for their Museum debut later this year.…
January 06, 2015
December 02, 2014
Need some help with your holiday shopping? Check out our top gift ideas for 2014.
All items are available at Shop Science, open seven days a week during regular Museum hours and now offering extended hours just in time for the holidays.
Shop Science will remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays through December 19.
Discovery Place Members receive a 20% discount on all purchases. All purchases help support the mission of Discovery Place, a nonprofit organization.
NeoTracks ($29.99) - Send your motorized car up hills, through tunnels and over bridges with this flexible track system. Each kit comes with 258 pieces that snap together with ease, including more than 11 feet of track that flex and bend to form different configurations. Ages 3 and up.
Aquabot Shark Tank … Keep reading.
November 03, 2014
This Veterans Day, Discovery Place wants to say thank you by offering all military and veterans FREE Museum admission and a complimentary ticket to see D-Day: Normandy 1944 in IMAX®.
The film is dedicated to the millions of men and women, soldiers and civilians, who gave their lives in the largest Allied operation of World War II. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, D-Day: Normandy 1944 gives audiences of all ages a new perspective how this landing changed the world.
Admission for accompanying family members are available at a discounted rate of $2 off ticket prices. Current military and veterans must provide proper identification to redeem this offer. This offer cannot be combined with any additional discounts.
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October 22, 2014
Have you met our newest World Alive residents?
Stop by the Discovery Place aquarium and you could spot bluespot stingrays, golden dwarf morays and pot-bellied seahorses.
Our bluespot stingrays (Taeniura lymma) are somewhat shy but easy to recognize thanks to the bright blue spots on their bodies and blue stripes on their tails. These small rays are commonly found near the shore and in coral reefs in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region.
In our aquarium, they can be found sharing a tank with walking sharks (Hemiscyllium halmahera), another species that prefers reefs and shallower water.
Golden dwarf morays (Gymnothorax melatremus) are a small species of eel that also comes from the tropical Indo-Pacific waters. With gold bodies and large, expressive eyes, they like to … Keep reading.