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The purpose of The Discovery Center is to stimulate passion, curiosity and wonder in children of all ages for the environment and physical sciences and to offer outdoor hands-on learning experiences in an inner city environment.
The Discovery Center teaches the sciences to children, augmenting the curriculum presented in our schools. We deliver science successfully to hundreds of children each year in a variety of ways, including field trips, camps, outreach, birthday parties, and more. The core of our classroom integration is teaching to school standards. We believe that although children can encounter difficulty in the classroom environment, they can still find empowerment and success through fun, hands-on activities
Everything we do is focused upon making science fun, allowing children to explore science in an active learning environment. We believe that science should be an engaging subject for children, offering magic, exploration, and excitement. When taught correctly, it's fun. Children can see it, they can build it, they can hear it, and they can even taste it.
In order to provide this kind of fun and excitement, The Discovery Center offers an urban wildlife park right in the heart of Fresno. The Center functions as an educational and recreational sanctuary for children who want to experience the natural world in a safe enviroment. We have a pond, native plants, areas to dig, and many other things to explore. By participating in our many activities, students gain a powerful sense of accomplishment. Science makes our children's world bigger and helps them to understand their place in our vast universe.