Water, Nature, Space, and more!  Explore the Discovery Room with your young scientist.  Each area of the room allows you to immerse yourself in science learning through play.  The Discovery Room is open to everyone, but is specially designed for young learners ages 1-8.

Program sessions are 45 minutes and begin on the hour. Come and explore the playful side of science!

For reservations or additional information: 800.456.SLSC x4424 or 314.289.4424

Water

The water section houses the aquatic amphibian, Dora the axolotl, and the long-time favorite water table. Enjoy a 270 gallon saltwater aquarium with a raised platform for 360° viewing. You can use large blue foam building blocks from Imagination Playground to make anything from a robot to a castle. The only limitations are within your imagination!

Nature 

Climb inside a giant hollow log tree where the Madagascar hissing cockroaches and rainforest cockroaches reside. The MicroEye microscope allows you to examine 3D objects  more closely on a large screen. Delight your senses as you make music and smell different tree logs. Play-act in the shadow theater using six, one-size-fits-all animal costumes. 

Sky 

The most prominent feature is the two-story rocket, complete with an emergency escape slide and interactive computer control panels that allow you to communicate via a NASA inspired Capcom station. Create constellations, real or imagined, in the star room and launch a shuttle from Earth to a moonscape table. A solar system mural takes up the entire back wall, along with a projection of the moon that updates daily with the current moon phases. 

Staff Facilitation 

Besides the three new experience areas, under the red pteranodon in the middle of room, we have a staff-facilitated area with activities that change every week. They are open for about 15-20 minutes during each session and you can choose to participate or keep playing on your own.

Good Things to Know:

Schedule, Pricing, Supervision
  • Sessions Start on the hour and last for 45 minutes
  • Monday through Thursday, sessions available 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm 
  • Friday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
  • Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm
  • Sunday 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm                                    
  • Space is limited to 50 people (one adult chaperone is required for every 4 children).

Pricing
$4.00 All Ages
$3.00 Military
Members - Free

If you would like to volunteer in the Discovery Room, click here.

 

Session Start Times

 

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January 12- January 31

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10-1

10-1

10-3

10 - 4

12-4

February 1 - February 28

10-1

10-1  10-1  10-1  10-3  10-4  12-4 

March 1 - March 8

10-1   10-1  10-1 10-1  10-3   10-3  12-4

March 9 - March 15

10-3

10-3

10-3

10-3

10-3

10 - 4

12-4

March 16 - March  31

10-4

10-4

10-4

10-4

10-4

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12-4

April 1 - April 12

10-4

10-4

10-4

10-4

10-4

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12-4

April 13 -April 31

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10-1

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12-4