Special Exhibits

Curious George visits Discovery Center

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January 27 - May 13

General Admission + Curious George admission: $1 members / $11 public.

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George comes to life January 27 at Discovery Center. The temporary exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!™, introduces young children to Curious George’s world and leads visitors on a fun, interactive adventure.

Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories, the Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. We are excited that the exhibit signage is in both English and Spanish.

Take a trip to the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man in the Yellow Hat. You and your children will recognize familiar characters and places featured in the classic stories and the television series on PBS KIDS.

The exhibit encourages children to operate wheels to help George climb a fire escape into his apartment building; sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand; use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf; have their picture taken with the rocket from George’s space adventure (and email it home); build a whirligig and other yard art at the farm; use machines to move materials at the construction site and visit the Museum within the Museum.

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Coming to Earth this Fall

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Fall of 2018 at Discovery Center

There’s more in outer space than stars and planets! Come explore the mysteries of other celestial objects at Discovery Center’s new temporary exhibition—Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors: Great Balls of Fire!

Opening September 30, take yourself on an astronomical adventure as you climb into a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter on a mission to gather data about asteroids and comets. Role play as an “explorer-in-training” to gather data about differences asteroids and planets, and comets. Use these interactive experiences to:

• Find out where comets come from and how they are formed.
• Experiment with the forces that influence the path of an object through the solar system.
• Determine the positioning of asteroid belts and comets when you create a solar system of your own, and
• Determine whether those Hollywood movie scenes are science or fiction.

Meanwhile, find out what happens back on Earth as you take an interactive look at meteors and impacts through a variety of experiences. Did the catastrophic event that did-in the dinos come from outer space, and could it happen again? Find out if meteor showers are caused by chunks of rock or bits of dust. Use scientific tests on a suspected rock to see if it really is a fallen meteorite...or a “meteor wrong”.

Your family will want to stay and explore more in this colorful exhibition developed by the Space Science Institute (SSI). Thanks to premiere sponsor Woodward with additional support from Forest City Gear, Discovery Center joins SSI in their mission to share the joy of science and educate communities. Great Balls of Fire! runs September 30, 2017 through January 14, 2018. Admission is $10 public (including museum admission); Members are free.

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