Children's Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery Museum The Children's Discovery Museum aims to provide local families with an interactive, child-focused space to foster discovery and learning. Imagine a child friendly space right here in Cowlitz County where children and their families could engage in imaginative, interactive hands on learning during those rainy Washington days... The Children's Discovery Museum is a gift to the community.
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It will provide a "pop- up" children's museum and the opportunity to facilitate family and kids (age up to 17) engaging in imaginative, interactive, hands on learning in a safe and supportive environment. We will have a variety of exhibits to explore imaginative play, the arts and sciences. The Children's Discovery Museum is a volunteer run museum. As of November 2016 the museum is housed in the Three Rivers Mall next to Macy's. Starting in January 2017, the museum will be open Wednesdays 11a-4p and Sundays 1p-4p. This project will not be possible without the support and enthusiasm of community members. So please spread the word to your friends and family. We hope that you and your family join us on this adventure. Please contact us through Facebook or email with any questions or to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Children's Discovery Museum.

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09/22/2020
Slinky Sounds

Here is an experiment using a Slinky to hear sounds in an OMSI science video!

Annie specializes in early childhood education at OMSI, and she has a fun experiment for some of our youngest scientists. See how she observes the sound of a...

You can learn about the Longview Outdoor Gallery in Downtown Longview WA. Take a stroll with the kids!
09/20/2020

You can learn about the Longview Outdoor Gallery in Downtown Longview WA. Take a stroll with the kids!

We love a new reason to get outside! Check out this awesome new offering from Longview Outdoor Gallery! They have podcasts for every piece of artwork around downtown Longview here: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1528782168
Grab your earbuds and take this walking tour of downtown to appreciate some beautiful art and this amazing weather!

Which sculpture is your favorite? Drop a pic in the comments!

This is a National Geographic site about elephants.
09/16/2020
African elephant

This is a National Geographic site about elephants.

Loxodonta africana

09/14/2020
Exploring Tide Pools

Here is an OMSI science video on exploring tide pools on the Oregon Coast!

Visit the intertidal zone with Levi, an OMSI educator, to learn how sea anemones and sea stars hide from predators and adapt to their habitat. Thank you to G...

09/12/2020
Secret Messages

Here is an OMSI science video on secret messages!

Pssssst. Annie, an early childhood educator at OMSI, knows just how to make a secret message or drawing using just a white crayon, a piece of paper, and some...

09/10/2020
The Story of: Maria Merian | Stories in STEAM | Storytime!

This video from The Lawrence Hall of Science tells the story of the artist Maria Merian whose work convinced many people that caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies.

Join us for Storytime! as we learn about the story of Maria Merian, the 1600 scientist who learned about plants and insects through drawings and taught the w...

09/05/2020
Basic Knot Tying

Here's an OMSI science video on how to learn basic knot tying!

Do you know your Girth Hitch from your Trucker's Hitch? Find a piece of rope or string and learn a few basic knots from Lauren, an OMSI educator! Thank you t...

09/04/2020
A Tasty Look at the Scientific Method

Here's an experiment to give us "A Tasty Look at the Scientific Method" in an OMSI science video!

Did you know scientists use something called "the scientific method" to figure out the answers to their questions? Melissa, an educator at OMSI, shows how sh...

09/02/2020
How to Make a Static Electricity Butterfly

OMSI provides this science video of how to make a static electricity butterfly.

See how Ashley, an OMSI educator, turns electricity into moving art using just a balloon and paper.

This is a collection of wildlife fact sheets from Ocean Conservancy!
09/01/2020
Wildlife Fact Sheets - Ocean Conservancy

This is a collection of wildlife fact sheets from Ocean Conservancy!

We’re dedicated to working with indigenous communities, legislators, scientists and people like you to advocate for science-based solutions to protect this fragile ecosystem.

08/31/2020
Name That Cone!

OMSI gives an observation of tree cones In this science video Name that Cone!

The Douglas Fir is Oregon's state tree and the most populous tree across the state. But can you identify a Douglas fir pinecone? Levi, an OMSI educator, show...

Wildlife Fact Sheets for your enjoyment and learning fun!
08/30/2020
Wildlife Fact Sheets - Ocean Conservancy

Wildlife Fact Sheets for your enjoyment and learning fun!

We’re dedicated to working with indigenous communities, legislators, scientists and people like you to advocate for science-based solutions to protect this fragile ecosystem.

08/28/2020
Learning About Density

Here is a density experiment from OMSI:

Alexe walks us through a really fun experiment that's all about density!

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08/24/2020
Florida researchers catch 100-pound new alligator snapping turtle species

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) – This isn't your average pet turtle. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers were checking traps last week when they came upon a 100-pound male alligator snapping turtle. FWC says it is collaborating with researchers in Florida and Geor...

08/24/2020
Sink or Float

Here is an OMSI science video about whether things sink or float.

Will it sink or will it float? Abby, an OMSI educator, shows our youngest scientists how to make hypotheses about different household objects and whether or ...

08/21/2020
3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed

This TedEd video from Kahn Academy has some helpful suggestions on how to build confidence. It’s a good subject for family discussion.

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

08/18/2020
Why is Social Distancing Important?

Here is a science video from OMSI demonstrating the effect of social distancing.

Join Glenford, one of our science educators, as he shows us a fun experiment you can do at home to learn about the importance of social distancing.

08/13/2020
Raffi and Yo-Yo Ma - Baby Beluga (40th Anniversary Version)

Here is Raffi’s 40th Anniversary performance of Baby Beluga, accompanied by Yo-Ma

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song and album, Raffi sings “Baby Beluga” accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a new video that continues the series o...

08/10/2020
2020 WBU Barred Owl Cam Season Highlights

These are the highlights of the webcam views of a nest of barred owls in rural Indiana, from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the top moments from a whirlwind breeding season on the Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl cam. --- Watch live at http://allaboutbird...

It's that time of year again! We're gearing up for our annual GiveMore24! Fundraiser. It's our biggest fundraiser of the...
08/05/2020

It's that time of year again! We're gearing up for our annual GiveMore24! Fundraiser. It's our biggest fundraiser of the year, and one of the best ways that you can support us! Follow this page and our Instagram for more updates as we get closer to September 24th!

Here are some facts about mosquitoes!
08/02/2020
16 Fascinating Facts About Mosquitoes

Here are some facts about mosquitoes!

Think mosquitoes are just disease-carrying, bloodsucking pests? Wonder how long mosquitoes live? Learn more about these fascinating insects.

Here’s a link to Nick on the Rocks videos (as seen on KCTS). Nick Zentner teaches geology at Central Washington Universi...
07/30/2020
Nick on the Rocks

Here’s a link to Nick on the Rocks videos (as seen on KCTS). Nick Zentner teaches geology at Central Washington University.

Nick Zentner leads viewers on armchair adventures through Washington's diverse landscapes.

Duolingo is a fun way to learn foreign languages. The free version is great! It is said that if a child hears a native s...
07/30/2020
Learn a language for free

Duolingo is a fun way to learn foreign languages. The free version is great! It is said that if a child hears a native speaker speak 50 words of their language it increases the child’s potential to speak that language eventually without an accent!

Learn languages by playing a game. It's 100% free, fun, and scientifically proven to work.

07/27/2020
Geodes: How Nature Creates Beautiful Mineral Formations

Here's the link to a short video about geode formation, thunder eggs are formed more or less similarly.

Geodes are round rocks that look ugly from the outside, but contain beautiful layers of minerals on the inside. Watch this 3 minute video made by UTD geoscie...

The Oregon Zoo has a new red panda baby! Here is an article and video clip!
07/26/2020
Red panda Mei Mei gives birth to tiny cub

The Oregon Zoo has a new red panda baby! Here is an article and video clip!

What's cuter than a red panda? How about a baby red panda? Fluffy 4-year-old Mei Mei has given birth to a cub at the Oregon Zoo.

Fuel For Home | America's Car Museum
07/23/2020
Fuel For Home | America's Car Museum

Fuel For Home | America's Car Museum

Are you looking for fun, educational activities to do as a family while you’re at home? Encourage your children's imagination with the automotive activities below that you can try at home!

Here is a short video for kids from Lawrence Hall of Science telling about planet investigations!
07/22/2020
How Is a Star Born? An Astrophysics Friday Video

Here is a short video for kids from Lawrence Hall of Science telling about planet investigations!

When you look up in the night sky, you can see countless stars. But have you ever wondered where these stars came from? Different myths have their own explan...

Explore 186 John James Audubon paintings of birds, mammals, and plants on this site!
07/20/2020
John James Audubon - 186 artworks - painting

Explore 186 John James Audubon paintings of birds, mammals, and plants on this site!

John James Audubon lived in the XVIII – XIX cent., a remarkable figure of French-American Naturalism. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR OUR NEXT AMERICORPS MEMBERS! This is a fantastic opportunity with excellent benefits. Please contact ...
07/16/2020

WE ARE LOOKING FOR OUR NEXT AMERICORPS MEMBERS! This is a fantastic opportunity with excellent benefits. Please contact Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network ASAP! We want you!

Great Positions available to enhance your career skills while helpings others through life challenges.

The National Football Museum in Manchester, England, has stay at home activities!
07/16/2020
Stay at home activities with the National Football Museum

The National Football Museum in Manchester, England, has stay at home activities!

Show off your creative flair in the house with the National Football Museum. Craft activities, colouring sheets, workbooks, learning resources and more!

The Mystery Science site has mini-lessons and full lessons on phenomena.
07/07/2020
Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.

The Mystery Science site has mini-lessons and full lessons on phenomena.

To help educators during this time of coronavirus, we have pulled our most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed. Copy and paste the links below into your documents and use them however they might be helpful! Mystery Science is the cr...

Here are science activities from the Exploratorium (San Francisco) which deal with natural phenomena and are inexpensive...
07/02/2020
Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do!

Here are science activities from the Exploratorium (San Francisco) which deal with natural phenomena and are inexpensive to do!

Find low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious.

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The Children's Discovery Museum was founded in 2016 with the goal of providing a safe space for children and their families to learn. We are located in Historic Downtown Longview at 1209 Commerce Avenue. We specialize in interactive play and hands-on learning. Exhibits include the nature niche, farm to market area, the giant Lincoln Logs, the doctors office, dental office, and everyone's favorite: the ping pong ball shower. Stop by to see our facilities for yourself, and get the chance to experience learning through play.

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Loved the new exhibit!
Yesterday, I took my daughter-in-law and grand daughter to the Children's discovery museum. We had a blast. Not only is it a safe place to play. But very educational as well. I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment.
Thank you Children's Discovery Museum and OMSI for a great afternoon! ❤️
Miss Beautiful Unicorn and Spiderman loving their favorite place!
Drs prepping for surgery.
Londons favorite spot!
Having fun at The Children's Discovery Museum!
Always a good time!
Kadi being a teacher. Her favorite place to be here.
Playing Quoridor at the museum!! A game of strategy.
Tymber and the magnetic ball wall!
Stopped at our favorite place 👍🏻