Discovery Children’s Museum Upcoming Events

Summer Camp

School’s out and DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s summer camps offer kids the perfect place to learn, play, and explore!

When: July 10 – Aug. 4

Morning sessions (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.), afternoon sessions (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) are available along with full day sessions, which include a lunch option for purchase. Summer Camp is split into groups of 6-9 year olds, and 10-12 year olds.

Prices: $180 per week (1/2 day) $360 per week (full day)

Between care is free with purchase of both morning and afternoon camps in the same week.

To register for summer camp, please call (702) 382-3445 Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please visit our website for more information about summer camp and to download the 2017 schedule:

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s 4th Annual Community Art Showcase– New

Join us in celebrating Art Appreciation Month! Let your imagination run wild and create something beautiful to share with us. The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum staff and visitors are invited to contribute their work of art to be displayed on the third floor of the museum, outside of Young at Art for everyone to see!

When: Monday, July 31 – Art Submission Deadline

Visitor Services will collect all entries on your next visit to the museum. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, July 31st, at which point our Arts and Humanities Education team will assemble the most creative and interesting work to be displayed in the Showcase during the month of August!

July Programs and Promotions

Pack Your Bags! – New

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum goes international in July, exploring travel, landscapes and geography.

Australia – July 8-14

Toddler Town

Join us as we explore the continent of Australia, and learn all about koala bears. Learn interesting facts about these herbivorous marsupials that are native to Australia, and create your own version of a cuddly koala.

Young At Art

Australia may be the world’s smallest continent, but it has a wide variety of landscapes! Come make your own masterpiece inspired by all we discover!

Solve It!

Join us as we explore some of Australia’s unique landscapes!

Africa – July 15-21

Toddler Town

Explore animals native to Africa, and learn all about lions. These large and beautiful animals are very social, and they live in groups called prides. Design your own majestic lion to take home with you.

Young At Art

The Congo Basin spans across six countries in Central Africa and contains approximately 10,000 species of tropical plants! Come explore this tropical region and create art inspired by what you see!

Solve It! – Learn about Africa’s many geographical regions and ecosystems.

South America – July 22-28

Toddler Town

Join us as we explore the continent of South America, and learn about llamas. These intelligent animals are very social and live with other llamas in herds. Create a lovable lama mask!

Young At Art

South America is home to volcanoes from the Pacific Ring of Fire! Learn about these amazing land forms and design your own volcano sculpture!

Solve It!

Where are the largest rivers and the driest places located? South America! Come along and discover the many extremes of this remarkable continent!

Antartica – July 29 – Aug. 4

Toddler Town

Learn all about the Emperor Penguin, the largest species of penguins found all around the coasts of the Antarctic continent. Create your own version of an Emperor Penguin.

Young At Art

While most of Antarctica is too cold and dry to support vegetation, the Antarctic tundra has areas of rocky soil that support plant life! Design your own tundra landscape inspired by what you find!

Solve It!

Discover the natural wonders of the Antarctic landscape!

Birthday Experiences

At DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, birthday celebrations are extra special and extra easy. We make sure every birthday includes fun-filled, unforgettable experiences. Every Birthday Experience includes all-access to our nine galleries packed with extraordinary hands-on adventures that focus on science, nature, art and early childhood education.

Birthday Experience Packages Include:

  1. Unlimited use of the museum on the day of your Birthday Experience (before or after the celebration, during business hours)
  2. 1.5 hours of festivities in the party room of your choice
  3. Birthday cake from Freeds Bakery (1/4 sheet cake) with candles, ice cream cups and drinks
  4. Option of birthday gift registry through the DISCOVERY retail store
  5. Party favors – Favor Bags (5 and up) or musical instruments (4 and under)
  6. 30 minute Birthday Experience activity
  7. Streaming Music
  8. Ongoing customized video tribute of birthday child
  9. Solid-color place setting of your choice
  10. Complete setup and cleanup handled by the museum
  11. Special DISCOVERY Children’s Museum birthday t-shirt for birthday child


Birthday Experiences are available during regular museum operating hours on Saturday and Sunday only. Dates and times are subject to availability.