MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN EARLY SCIENCE AND MATH LEARNING

Join Children’s Discovery Museum and make it possible for thousands of children to have fun together while becoming inspired to learn more about the mysteries and surprises in the world around them.

The EXPLORATION PORTAL will be a special place where kids discover STEM-ulating experiences that instill a love of science and math, and plant the seeds of lifelong learning.

Your donation today will jumpstart architectural design and planning for the new EXPLORATION PORTAL, a group learning space complementing our half-acre outdoor environment Bill’s Backyard.

 

TODAY’S CHILDREN BECOME TOMORROW’S VISIONARIES

The EXPLORATION PORTAL will spark creativity and curiosity, engaging student and youth groups in interactive and facilitated activities, and advancing science and math exploration. The type of team learning taking place in the EXPLORATION PORTAL is also known to advance essential 21st-century skills.

Imagine a place...

... where children observe butterflies, bees, and worms

... where youth investigate together and practice citizen science

... where hands-on activities draw school groups to investigate the world of science

... where an expert beekeeper demonstrates to children and families how to care for these remarkable insects

... where visiting scientists talk about what inspired them to study science

... where interactive exhibits prompt excitement and curiosity about the world we live in

 

SEED FUNDING FROM XU FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

We are happy to announce that the movement to provide start-up funding for this innovative idea has already begun. Seed funding of $1 million for the EXPLORATION PORTAL has been pledged by tech entrepreneur Dr. Eric Xu, founder of the Chinese search engine Baidu. A corporate leader and major advocate for philanthropy, Dr. Xu hopes to inspire and activate others in the Silicon Valley community to lead the way to early science education.

Take part in the groundswell! Broad-based community support for the EXPLORATION PORTAL has already started, thanks to the generosity of individual donors leading the way through their donations on Giving Tuesday!