Currently at Discovery Space
Discovery Space is an interactive children's science museum designed to stimulate curiosity and spark imagination as children learn about the world around them. Families can learn and play together as they explore Discovery Space's ever changing exhibits. Be a meteorologist and create your very own weather report! Encourage your youngest explorers to discover the fun to be had in the Nest. Try the latest exhibits made by Penn State's Mechanical Engineering Design Class.
Be a paleontologist and come explore our new dinosaur dig! You'll find the fossils of meat eaters and plant eaters. There are lots of activities to do: dig for dinosaur fossils, match a fossil with its shape, learn some fun facts about dinosaurs, write a story, and do a search and find a word game!
Use an aerial map of Centre County to locate your home. Use your geographic skills to find a few interesting spots to visit and learn fun facts about Centre County.
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Experiment with shapes and light at the light table.
The Weather Station
Learn to be a meteorologist and make a weather video of yourself! Check out the flood table and see how marshes and retention ponds reduce flooding. Study our mural of clouds or read the data from our rooftop weather station.
Create a soundscape, build a city, or make a design with colorful shapes!
Explore the depths of our cave, learn about native Pennsylvania bats, be amazed by the glow of fluorescent rocks, and see the cave formations - stalactites, stalagmites, and columns. After you've finished exploring the cave, learn about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks!
The night sky is ever changing, and our scientific understanding of its phenomena is constantly evolving. ViewSpace is an internet-fed, self-updating exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. It transforms the Discovery Space theater into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of inspiring and educational presentations of the latest and most beautiful in astronomy and space-based earth science.