June 20, 2016
The second year of regular programming for Get Ready With Words ended last week with a graduation celebration.
Infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the Grier Heights and Montclaire South communities got to experience their very first graduation, and their parents and caregivers also received recognition for attending the program for the past two years.
Get Ready With Words is funded by a grant from PNC as part of PNC`s Grow Up Great program, which helps children from birth to age 5 prepare for school.
During the graduation festivities, the children donned their hand-made graduation … Keep reading.
Do you like to create, innovate, tinker and invent? Then join us June 17 - 23 for the National Week of Making!
This nationwide event celebrates ingenuity, inspires creative problem-solving, and supports opportunities for people of all ages to tinker and make.
At Discovery Place, we'll be offering FREE workshops every day from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. No Museum admission is required as we explore:
Sticks, Bands and Basic Geometrical Fun
Air Men & Monsters
Makey Makey Madness
3D Printing & Design
June 03, 2016
Spiders are fascinating in body shapes, colors and patterns. They show an enormous range of adaptive behaviors and as a group are probably the best small predators on the vast diversity of insects on this planet.
When you look, spiders are everywhere! Some 46,000 species have been described in 114 families of spiders worldwide.
The Collections department at Discovery Place is home to nearly 6,000 spider specimens, most of which were collected by emeritus biology professor Dr. David Grant throughout his teaching career and from Davidson College students enrolled in his biology and marine … Keep reading.
April 28, 2016
Each year, hundreds of volunteers generously donate their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.
At our recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Dr. David Grant was named Adult Volunteer of the Year.
Dr. Grant has been a volunteer in the Collections Department for 32 years. In that time he has logged 1,842 hours as a very dedicated volunteer.
We were honored to present him with the 2016 Weldon and Edith Storey Award, which recognizes outstanding adult volunteers who have demonstrated their commitment and passion to educating our guests in an engag… Keep reading.
April 01, 2016
April 1 is April Fools Day, but it's also the start of Earth Month and there are no jokes about it. OK, maybe just one: Why did the leaf go to the doctor?
Because it was feeling green!
Discovery Place’s family of Museums are all celebrating our blue planet with earth-friendly programs all month long. Check out five ways we are going green in April:
1. Have you ever wondered how a seed becomes a beautiful flower? Stop by the Explore More Collections lab at Discovery Place every day at 2:00 p.m. to take a closer look at seed germination and leaf identification.
2. Soil, dirt and worm… Keep reading.
March 08, 2016
Happy International Women's Day! This global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, women comprise 48% of the U.S. workforce but just 24% of workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
At Discovery Place, 64% of our staff is female.
So we asked some of these outstanding women: What inspired your interest in STEM?
Andie Anderson, Program Manager, Professional Development
Bachelor’s degree in biology (Boston College) and master’s degree in education (W… Keep reading.