Eat, Play, Live

Learning and fun come together

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Eat, Play, Live special section.

Q: How long have you been around?

A: Discovery Space opened on Children’s Day of Arts Fest 2011.

Q: What do you offer the community?

A: We are a hands-on science center that creates engaging experiences for children and families on our exhibit floor. We also offer educational programs and summer camps through the year, field trip opportunities and host birthday parties. Off-site, we travel to four school districts to provide after-school (science, technology, engineering and math) programming.

Q: What are your top sellers?

A: Summer camps this year filled up faster than any year prior. During the school year, however, our early childhood programs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. are very popular.

Q: What’s the best thing about your location?

A: We love being downtown because we have a number of members who walk to us and we often partner with organizations like Schlow Centre Region Library. We are moving, however, in September to North Atherton Street to allow us to have more space for exhibits and programs and on-site parking.

Q: What is the best way to “play” in Centre County?

A: We think the best way to play in this county is to combine learning and fun. We love when visitors think they’re only playing but end up learning in the meantime.

Discovery Space

Where: 112 W. Foster Ave., No. 1, State College

Info: 234-0200, mydiscovery space.org

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