Discovery Youth

CONTACTYouth Programs Educator

Discovery Youth is a FREE fun-filled media and community service program nationally recognized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Programs: October-May

Digital Arts & S.T.E.A.M
Grades 6 & 7: Tuesdays 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Grades 8 & 9: Thursdays 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Explore the art and technique of digital photography and film. Through the use of digital cameras and the Adobe Creative Suite, participants will learn the basics of photo and film production. Participants will also get the opportunity to showcase their work at the end of each session. With technology and media constantly evolving, we plan to engage participants to use these fun tools in a meaningful and productive way. Youth will also experiment with 3D printing, robotics, coding, and the fun in Science.

New: Special Projects
Grades 9 & 10: Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
This is a new combination community service and media program. Participants earn community service hours at the museum by designing activities, developing digital media, and playing a role in program planning. Participants may commit to a single project or attend every Wednesday! This is an opportunity to hone skills and work on personal projects to share with the world. Participants will work with our knowledgeable staff and equipment to turn creative ideas into reality.

Museum Volunteers
Grades 6 through 9: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Volunteer at Children’s Discovery Museum, interfacing with visitors and facilitating arts and crafts, science, and performing arts activities while earning community service hours. Participants may also work behind the scenes researching and collecting data, and documenting the projects and happenings of daily activities. Participants will also take part in team building and reflection activities.

Leadership Group
Grades 10, 11, & 12: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Participate in exciting leadership opportunities and be educated in creating and leading wonderful programs for youth volunteers and our museum guests. The leaders will help plan and facilitate activities for Saturdays at the museum under the supervision of Youth Programs staff while earning community service hours. Many members of our Leadership Group are former participants of Discovery Youth, but anyone is welcome to join!

More about Discovery Youth

  • Evaluations: Read in-depth, research-based evaluations of this program, from 2001-2003 by evaluator Dan Gilbert, and 2003-2004 by evaluator Sepehr Moghadam.
  • Discovery Youth Handbook – coming soon
  • Discovery Youth Calendar – coming soon
  • Youth Programs Registration Form