Hours & Directions

Mon, Tue: Closed

Wed - Sun : 10am - 5pm

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Discovery Lab

Welcome to the Discovery Lab 

A hands-on, open lab environment where you and your child can interact through play and inquiry.

Just across from our café area, Discovery Lab is a hands-on environment for our youngest visitors (ages 0-5) where children, accompanied by an adult,  can explore through imagination, play, and inquiry. Children will explore our kid-friendly exhiblets, including dramatic play, discovery tables and building areas. Young ones can dress up in lab coats or astronaut costumes and blast off in our space ship. Additionally, there are books, gadgets and much more to explore!

Imagination Playground Opens in Discovery Lab!

*On loan from Habitot Children’s Museum

December 16th – April 29th, 2017

Imagination Playground is an interactive, transformable exhibit that prompts children to manipulate their environment and create a play space of their own with varied sized and shaped loose parts. The exhibition includes foam bricks and cylinders, chutes and channels and are easy to stack, line up and move around. Children enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games. Most importantly, they are deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun.  Imagination Playground addresses a broader spectrum of play needs through opportunities for fantasy play and socio-cooperative play, in addition to more traditional running, jumping and climbing. This exhibit is intended for our younger Chabot visitors.


Open Wednesday - Sunday unless otherwise noted for special events or closings