Children's Discovery Museum

Log Number: MA-251711-OMS-22

The Children’s Discovery Museum will expand its early childhood outreach program, Growing STEAM Potential through the Power of Play, to four new locations. In partnership with the Bloomington and Normal Libraries and the Illinois State University’s Psychology Department, the museum will develop and implement high-impact, multi-interaction programs designed to engage students along with their families and teachers, including activities such as in-classroom lessons, field trips, family fun events at partner sites, and private family nights at the museum. The expanded Growing STEAM program will enhance and support formal school curricula with informal learning experiences; increase opportunities for positive STEAM experiences for at-risk youth; provide families with resources to reinforce their role as their child’s first teacher; and provide teachers with professional development resources to empower them to continue teaching hands-on learning in four new locations.