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Discovery Zone


Monday Closed
Tuesday–Friday 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Noon–4:00 p.m.

Hey kids! Get out your lab coat, magnifying glass, or shovel—at the Discovery Zone it’s your turn to be a scientist! Here’s a look at some of the activities you’ll find at this permanent, hands-on science center for families with children 3–12:

  • Experimentation Station
    Investigate the science of optical illusions, sound waves, and colors.
  • Living Systems
    Observe animal behavior and growth; assemble a model of a human body.
  • Geo Lab
    Make lightning and tornadoes; explore minerals and magnets.
  • Wildlife Jungle
    Step inside a jungle, make animal tracks, and create a mask.
  • Prehistoric Play Zone
    Climb into a maiasaur nest and dress up like a dinosaur.


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Permanent Exhibits
Australia and South Pacific Islands  
Bears and Sea Mammals  
Botswana: Safari to Wild Africa  
Discovery Zone for Kids
Edge of the Wild  
Egyptian Mummies  
Explore Colorado  
Gems and Minerals  
Hall of Life  
North American Indian Cultures  
North American Wildlife  
Prehistoric Journey  
Rare Birds  
South America  
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