Discovernauts After-School Program

OPEN TO ALL K-5 STUDENTS including homeschool and distance learners


  • Daily afternoon drop-off care 2:30-6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday
  • Drop-off time begins at 2:30 p.m. with flexibility to drop off later, as needed
  • Pick-up at 6 p.m. with flexibility to pick-up early, as needed
  • Closed during school holiday weeks. Click here to register for our full-day holiday camps instead.




Why Discovernauts?

  • Does your curiosity get the best of you?
  • Would you rather sleep in a pillow fort than a bed?
  • Do you love science experiments, designing your own creations, and exploring the world around you?
  • Do you march to the beat of your own drummer?
  • Did you make the drum yourself?
  • If so, you just might be a Discovernaut.
  • Make friends. Make memories. Make after school the best part of your day.
  • K-5 adventurers welcome! Discovery Center is more than a museum – come enjoy a place just for you.


A Day in the Life of a Discovernaut

  • Launch into each afternoon by having fun with Museum Exhibits or Outdoor/Wetlands Exploration (weather permitting).
  • Refuel with a quick break and snack time (provided).
  • Create and learn with hands-on activities of Science, Art, Engineering, and Making.
  • Wrap up each day with Free Choice play, games, and more.
  • When Discovery Center has special programs, events, or new exhibits, join the magic by contributing your ideas and talents. Have an idea for a cool project or activity to share? Discovernauts are museum collaborators and leaders, and have an opportunity to work together to turn their vision into reality.


Health & Safety

  • 1:8 ratio; travel with team cohort of up to eight Discovernauts and one staff member.
  • Frequent handwashing and wearing masks at all times while indoors.
  • Staff ensure all supplies and surfaces are disinfected between each use.
  • Temperatures are taken before entry each day.
  • Drop-off and pick-up take place curbside, with staff support.



  • $20 per day; advance registration required.
  • Light snack provided; pack own alternative or additional snack if needed.
  • Closed during school holiday weeks. Full-day camps offered instead, CLICK HERE to learn more.



If the program you would like is full, you may register on our waitlist. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you. WAITLIST REGISTRATION»


Co-working at Discovery Center for Adults

For unplugged kids & plugged-in adults!

Have you enrolled your kids in a program at Discovery Center and need space to get some of your own work done? We’ve got a solution for that!

  • Enjoy free* access to uninterrupted, adult-only indoor workspace with WiFi access while your child is attending a qualifying Discovery Center program. You may also choose to work outdoors, using reserved patio tables.
  • List of qualifying programs at Discovery Center:
    • Wonderlings Pre-K & Kinder Care
    • Discovernauts K-5 After School
    • Learning Pod Field Trips
    • Camps

* Please note that an $8 fee applies for 4 or more hours of workspace use in a day.