At the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert we celebrate learning as an innately joyful activity!

The museum has embarked on an ambitious new initiative to expand the value of our exhibits to children of all ages and their families, and to develop more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content so essential for success in today's world.

Experiential learning allows children to build upon their existing knowledge to develop a deep and sustainable context for learning new ideas. Hands-on activities permit learners to explore materials and concepts in a non-linear fashion, so that they can construct a personalized understanding of the content at hand. Informal learning experiences can introduce new STEM content to visitors in a novel way that allows them to develop individualized methods of inquiry and strengthen skills in creative and critical thinking. 

We hope you will enjoy your experiences with our 80+ hands-on exhibits, programs and special events.