Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone

The "Discovery Zone"—made possible by Kaiser Permanente— features new ways for your kids to safely have fun! 

The "Discovery Zone" is bursting with activities that help build a strong foundation of science skills in young children as they look, ask, discover, make and share.

What You Can Expect

When You Visit

  • We recommend bringing a change of clothes for young children due to the chance they will get wet in the exciting new Water Way. 
  • We ask that children and their grown-ups stay together.


  • Free hugs every day from our Parasaurolophus
  • Wet clothes as you splash in the Colorado-themed Water Way
  • Giggles and joy when you act and play among the clouds in Up, Up and Away
  • Brain-stretches with each thing you build and engineer in the Construction Corner
  • A hideaway for our youngest scientists to explore in the Big Backyard
  • Tasty moments with every experiment you sample from the menu in the Science Kitchen

More Activities for Your Young Scientist

Our youngest guests also enjoy these areas of the Museum:

  • Tykes Peak, Expedition Health, Level 2: Get moving and play on a climbing log and slide.
  • Wildlife Halls, Levels 2 & 3: Count baby animals, hunt for colors, and get up close to kid-sized statues of black bear cubs and a fur seal pup in Bears and Sea Mammals Hall.
  • Space Odyssey, Level 1: Budding space enthusiasts will love exploring our interactive Astro Tots section of Space Odyssey! 
  • Scavenger Hunt, search for elves, animals, and more throughout the Museum!
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