“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein Imaginations will soar with hands-on exploration in our 30 play and learn exhibits. Shop in the Weis Market, fly an A-10 Jet, rush to the rescue in our full size fire truck, report the news and weather in the TV station, create a work of art in Studio 60, serve up a meal in the Plum Dragon Palace, ride the Ambulance to the Hospital, check out your smile in our Open Wide dental exhibit, climb into a tree house and learn about the natural world in Eco-Kids, explore the Susquehanna River on its trip to the Chesapeake and stand inside a giant bubble.
Shopping smart, directing an emergency call, dining out international-style, and sampling simple science are, perhaps the first steps in preparing a child to succeed in a changing society. Our award winning Story Garden, a Children's Interactive Garden containing 13 interactive areas focusing on children's literature themes.
Engine No. 5 - The Discovery Center is pleased to announce our newest addition to our Engine No. 5 exhibit – a 9-1-1 Call Center. Learn when to call 9-1-1 and practice calling or receiving a call. Then jump on the fire engine to respond to the emergency!
From the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake - Visit our new aquarium in the Susquehanna River exhibit where our turtles have found a new home and see our newest addition from the Chesapeake – horseshoe crabs! Learn about these prehistoric creatures and how they fit into the ecosystem.
Story Garden Update - Winter is almost over in our largest exhibit, the Story Garden, and we’re “Thinking Spring!” If you are thinking about planting too, why not consider planting a row of annuals for us? Why not become a Story Garden volunteer? The hours are flexible and the work is fun. Fill out the volunteer form to get started. AND, did you know, if you belong to a Garden Club, we can provide a super program for your group, showing the history of the Story Garden as it has developed? Let us know if you are interested. Call our reception desk 773-8661 x 201 to request a program.