The Discovery Room is a self-guided hands-on early childhood environment where children and their adults learn and play together. The exhibits, toys and activities are designed to encourage inquiry and exploration of beginning science, math, and engineering concepts. Some of the activities include water play, painting on the STEAM easel, saltwater aquarium observation, rocket ship with slide, shadow theater, and star room. Sessions last 45 minutes.
Assume the role of a NASA engineer on earth, or climb aboard the Harmony rocket ship and prepare for liftoff! Keep in touch with Earth on the TV screen and microphone as you simulate flying to the moon, Mars, or beyond. When you touch down back on earth, exit the rocket on a slide.
Visit our hollow tree clinic and experience life as a veterinarian. Put on a lab coat and stethoscope and care for the animals, or observe live Rainforest cockroaches and Madagascar Hissing cockroaches. You can even hold one (if you dare)!
This class is designed to provide opportunities to support brain development and learning. Toddlers and their grown-ups will explore STEM topics through songs, stories, hands-on exploration and play.
Groups and Birthday Parties
Groups can reserve the Discovery Room for private sessions! Call 314.289.4424 for reservations, or download our program guide for more information.
If you are interested in a birthday party, please review our birthday party guide for more information.
The Discovery Room is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.