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The Discovery Center is the Museum’s exhibition designed for children, birth to 8 years, and their caregivers. Discovery Center staff and volunteers support young children and their caregivers by engaging in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) related activities, experiments and conversations. Our volunteers assist visitors as they explore real objects (like bones or fossils) from the Museum’s collection, use science tools (like pipettes or magnifying lenses), and learn through pretend play in our thematic exhibits. Volunteer interpreters are provided training in techniques for engaging visitors in age-appropriate STEM learning, as well as in a wide range of content areas (including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology). Our goal is to help children develop their emerging science and engineering skills, and help adult caregivers better understand the scientific study of child development.