DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is celebrating 30 years of inspiring children of Southern Nevada to become innovative thinkers through the joy and wonder of hands-on discovery. For 30 years, DISCOVERY has been the only place in Southern Nevada putting children’s need for play, exploration, inspiration, belonging and unique learning experiences above all else.
The idea for what is now DISCOVERY Children’s Museum originated when co-founders Robin Greenspun and Mark Tratos arranged a partnership in 1984 between Junior League of Las Vegas and Allied Arts Council founding a private, nonprofit educational institution. On Sept. 9, 1990, Greenspun and Tratos opened Lied DISCOVERY Children’s Museum to the public in the historic Cultural Corridor in Downtown Las Vegas. In an effort to help redefine Las Vegas as a city that values culture and the arts, an urban lifestyle and, most importantly, its children, DISCOVERY Children’s museum relocated to the Donald W. Reynolds Discovery Center adjacent to The Smith Center in Symphony Park on March 9, 2013.
“Over the past three decades, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum has become a critical community partner that compliments and enhances the educational experiences of the children living in Southern Nevada,” said DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Kaiser. “We are excited to celebrate 30 years and continue our path in bringing new interactive exhibits, programs and activities that inspire children to explore, learn and play.”
For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum or the upcoming events, please visit www.discoverykidslv.org.