Welcome to Discovery Station

All indoor and outdoor experiences are currently closed November 27 - January 17. Beginning January 18, enjoy the beauty of the season at Winter on the Prairie and explore different elements of Discovery Station.

Discovery Station & Anything Can Happen Art

Open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Discovery Station is a space for year-round fun for the whole family! Here you can create, climb, explore, play and pretend! Children develop their critical thinking and motor skills while playing and being their authentic selves at the same time. There is also a special area for infants to roll, crawl, and investigate with toys and materials especially for them.

Anything Can Happen Art is located inside Discovery Station. In this space, guests of all ages can create art with whatever materials they wish without pressure of expectation or desired results.

Maximum Capacity- 75 people

Indoor Activities for Kids

Experience Creature Comforts

Dress up as your favorite forest critter, then climb into a treehouse, toss apples, or curl up in the hive with a favorite book.

Build Your Own Hideaway

Use poles and blankets to design and build a gigantic colorful hideout where you can explore, play, and let your imagination soar.

More Fun with Friends

Parents are welcome to play with their children, or take a seat and watch the fun. With restrooms and a mom’s room nearby, Discovery Station is the perfect place for a playdate!

Put on a Show

Stuffed animals, puppets, lights, and costumes—everything you need to take center stage.

Quiet Times Welcome

Our one-of-a-kind Bookhive is the perfect place to curl up with a good book or a favorite toy.

You Can Make a Big Impact on Our Littlest Guests!

Little ones love all the activities at Discovery Station, where they can run and play and build things just to knock them down. All that knocking requires some upkeep! We love to constantly give our little visitors new things to discover, and that requires the generosity of donors like you. In this area, we use donations to create and maintain a world of immersive wonder.