The Discovery Center

The Discovery Center This page will be used to keep parents updated on upcoming events and also for parents to communicate with each other on play dates etc., and much more!
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The Discovery Center is a place for families with Children ages 0-5 to come play and learn together. Our hope is to build community with one another by providing a FUN and safe place for children and parents. Some of the things we have are a Super market, puppet theatre, brand new books for ages 0-5+, climbing structures and we still have more to come. We will also have seasonal activities and programs that we will keep you updated on. Donations are encouraged as it costs money to keep this awesome program up and running (Art supplies, utilities, coffee, etc.) Also if you are interested in volunteering (sweeping, mopping, sanitizing toys, etc.) please let us know. Please come check it out and meet other families in the community!

Mission: To provide a fun place for young families, encourage healthy parenting, social skills and overall community engagement.

For anyone who missed the Usborne storytime today but would still like to check out the books and new releases, follow t...
04/10/2019
Usborne Books & More

For anyone who missed the Usborne storytime today but would still like to check out the books and new releases, follow the link below! If you are interested in placing an order with our party please do so by Friday morning! https://e0699.myubam.com/

Wednesday, April 10th Becky with Usborne books will be in the Discovery Center for a story and craft time at 11:00am! Ho...
04/09/2019

Wednesday, April 10th Becky with Usborne books will be in the Discovery Center for a story and craft time at 11:00am! Hope you can join us!

This week are we are celebrating young children at Old School Lives! Our Junkaroo raffles are still going until Saturday...
04/08/2019

This week are we are celebrating young children at Old School Lives! Our Junkaroo raffles are still going until Saturday the 13th and we have some fun activities going on!

Children’s Discovery Center will be closed on Monday!
03/25/2019

Children’s Discovery Center will be closed on Monday!

Looking for some new books or a little gift for the kiddos on Valentines Day? Check out this February Book List from Jor...
02/01/2019
February Book Picks

Looking for some new books or a little gift for the kiddos on Valentines Day? Check out this February Book List from Jordan and Co. https://jordanandcoblog.com/2019/01/17/february-book-picks/

Ok, fellow book hoarders…here it is: February Book Picks! I tried to keep the list short, but I mean, come on– books about love are the best kind, aren’t they? Here are a few of m…

Old School Lives
01/30/2019

Old School Lives

Old School Lives Shops and Lunches will be closed due to weather. The building and fitness center will be open for anyone needing those resources.

Today is a great day to come play in the discovery center or the gym (after Pickleball) and grab lunch while you are her...
01/21/2019

Today is a great day to come play in the discovery center or the gym (after Pickleball) and grab lunch while you are here! We also have some plans in the works for 2019! We are applying for a grant to make more improvements and exhibits in the Discovery Center!!

01/07/2019

The Discovery Center will be closed Monday January 7th-Wednesdays January 9th due to special events.

01/03/2019

The Childrens Discovery Center will be closed Friday Jan. 4th - Wed. Jan 9th due to private events.

Looking for something to do as a family this weekend?! Come to the Old School Lives Junkaroo & Mocha Too event! The Zoom...
04/16/2018

Looking for something to do as a family this weekend?! Come to the Old School Lives Junkaroo & Mocha Too event! The Zoomobile will be there on Saturday from 11am-12pm as well as more kid friendly activities!

05/08/2017
Old School Lives

Goodbye Butterflies! We will miss you!

We released our butterflies today! What a fun experiment!
#ChildrensDiscoveryCenter #OldSchoolLives #science #observation #butterflies #learn #play #explore #imagine #discover #grow

05/02/2017
Our butterflies have emerged! Bring the kiddos in To check them out!!
05/02/2017

Our butterflies have emerged! Bring the kiddos in To check them out!!

The Discovery Center's cover photo
04/20/2017

The Discovery Center's cover photo

Untitled Album
04/20/2017

Untitled Album

The Discovery Center
04/20/2017

The Discovery Center

Come on out to our Holiday Open House today at Osl! Special discovery center event!!!
11/26/2016

Come on out to our Holiday Open House today at Osl! Special discovery center event!!!

07/05/2016

Looking for something to do today:
Lake Superior Zoomobile:
July 5th, 1:00 – 1:45 pm:
Animal Care: Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Zookeeper? Hear animal stories, meet zoo critters, and learn what it takes to keep zoo animals healthy.

Our newest Discovery Center event starts this week! Get ready to Move & Groove! Join us this summer with a local music t...
07/05/2016

Our newest Discovery Center event starts this week! Get ready to Move & Groove! Join us this summer with a local music teacher, kids will learn new instruments, songs, and movements!

Boom whackers, egg shakers, and drums, Oh my! The Discovery Center just got some new instruments for our music classes! ...
06/29/2016

Boom whackers, egg shakers, and drums, Oh my! The Discovery Center just got some new instruments for our music classes! Bells, xylophones, rhythm and rain sticks too! Get ready to move and groove!

Today we saw a tree frog, a fruit bat, an owl and a corn snake! Thanks again to the Lake Superior Zoo Zoomobile for comi...
06/07/2016

Today we saw a tree frog, a fruit bat, an owl and a corn snake! Thanks again to the Lake Superior Zoo Zoomobile for coming and showing us some Forrest animals today!!

Tomorrow the Zoomobile is back!
06/06/2016

Tomorrow the Zoomobile is back!

Thursday, May 26th @ 2pmOutside main doors of OSLKids will get to do some garden learning by planting some flowers in th...
05/23/2016

Thursday, May 26th @ 2pm
Outside main doors of OSL
Kids will get to do some garden learning by planting some flowers in the front of Old School Lives as well as plant their own pots to bring home and watch grow!!!
FREE! Everyone is welcome!
(wear play clothes,
all other supplies provided)

Next Event: Zoomobile!!!!
05/13/2016

Next Event: Zoomobile!!!!

05/12/2016
Children's Discovery Center Family Newsletter

New Events in the Discovery Center Newsletter! Let us know if you want to be added to the mailing list! We also have a printed newsletter you can sign up for as well!
http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=05a7e969e5fe0b7408e876624&id=8019cfacbb&e=47eb297d3f

Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys! Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search of calm. Sail into the waters of calm with Cap'n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates.Also Join us beforehand for a Playful Mindfulness Family Workshop - 3:00...

05/05/2016

Story time cancelled until further notice!

It's Mothers week at OSL!
05/02/2016

It's Mothers week at OSL!

Mother's week! Celebrate Moms all week long at Old School Lives! Specials and giveaways posted daily! Like and Share this post to be entered in a special drawing on Friday 5/6!
Monday's specials:
Free Chocolate Cake Dessert w/soup lunch
50% Off 1 antique in Thrift
Free Bar of Bug Creek Soap w/any Gift Shop purchase
Register for free Drawing

04/19/2016
Children's Discovery Center Family Newsletter

Be sure to check out our Newsletter! it has all the upcoming events listed!
http://eepurl.com/bXTLe1

Join us: ZPuppets Show Saturday, June 11thShow Time: 4:30pmMonkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party: Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys! Monkey Mind Pirates is a puppet, rock, yoga adventure for families in search of calm. Sail into the waters of calm with Cap'n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of tami…

04/08/2016

The Discovery Center will be closed today at 2pm and all day tomorrow (Saturday, April 9).

04/07/2016

Story time in the Discovery Center this afternoon at 1:00! Hope to see you there!

Toddler Yoga Thursday, March 31 @ 10:30am! FREE! Hope to see you there!
03/29/2016

Toddler Yoga Thursday, March 31 @ 10:30am! FREE! Hope to see you there!

03/28/2016

Toddler yoga is cancelled for today! Will be rescheduled for another day!

On tuesday March 22nd, the Lake Superior Zoo Zoomobile  visted The Discovery Center at Old School Lives! It was a blast ...
03/25/2016

On tuesday March 22nd, the Lake Superior Zoo Zoomobile visted The Discovery Center at Old School Lives! It was a blast for the kiddos and parents to learn about the different senses and textures of the animals! The zoomobile will be back to the discovery center on April 2nd at the Junkaroo & Mocha Too!! Hope to see you there! Make sure to tell your friends!

Here's a few more photos from our egg hunt in the Discovery Center!
03/25/2016

Here's a few more photos from our egg hunt in the Discovery Center!

03/24/2016

Storytime today at 1:30pm! See you there!

03/22/2016

The Duluth Zoomobile is coming today! 2pm in the Discovery Center! Free event for families with preschool children! Hope to see you there!

03/21/2016
Old School Lives

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Zoomobile in The Discovery Center tomorrow 2pm!!!! Please share!!!!

03/19/2016

If you would like to be put on our email newsletter list or our private mailer list please private message us with your name, address and email address! Do not post it here. Do it privately or email us at [email protected]

03/19/2016

The Duluth Zoo Zoomobile will be visiting The Discovery Center on Tuesday, March 22nd at 2pm. This is a free event to families with preschool children. Hope to see you there!

03/16/2016

The Discovery Center is CLOSED today!

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