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The Discovery Museum is a non-profit children’s museum that offers interactive exhibits and thematic programs. Discovery Museum exhibits and programs promote hands-on, open-ended discovery in the areas of science, art, culture and technology. Our goal is to help youth expand their horizons and prepare for the future by fostering a passion for exploration and learning.

Perilous Plunge 2015
February 28th

Thank you to all Plungers, Sponsors, Volunteers, and all who donated time, money or just showed up!
Photos from Perilous Plunge 2015 can be found on Facebook in the group "Discovery Museum Perilous Plunge Pictures"

Relocated to Jefferson Community Center

Tuesday - Saturday 1pm-5pm, FREE
and all our regular programs:
Playgroup - Tuesdays 10-11:30, FREE
Kids Alive - First Saturday of each month, 5:30-8pm, $15, discounts available
Young Discoverers - Thursdays 10:30-Noon, $4
Dad and My Playgroup - Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30, FREE
Young Inventors - Third Saturday of each month, 10:30-Noon, $4.

Discovery Museum Gets New Location

Work underway for a Spring 2015 opening

The Redwood Discovery Museum's Christmas wish has come true with the help of Kramer Investment Corporation.

We are pleased to share the good news that, in Spring 2015, the Discovery Museum will reopen at 612 G Street in Eureka with a multi-year lease agreement. This new space will allow us to bring back old favorites along with new exhibits and programs for the children of Humboldt County.

The Kramer-owned property is nearly as large as our previous space, and its configuration will allow us to use the space more effectively. It also has much more parking and better visibility from the road. Renovations are now underway, and include new paint, floors, larger classroom and multiple restrooms.

The Discovery Museum was saddened to have to leave our Carson Block home of 14 years but due to eminent retrofit construction the tenants of the Carson Block Building including the Discovery Museum were given notice for relocation to be effective November 30, 2014.

The Discovery Museum is currently operating limited hours and programs free at a temporary location within the Jefferson Community Center at 1000 B Street Room 2 in Eureka, as well as camps at our Freshwater Property during President's week February 16-20 and Spring Break April 13-17, with the rest of the museum's exhibits in storage awaiting a grand reopen this spring.

As we look ahead to all the exciting possibilities offered by moving into a new location we want to ask your assistance in helping us reopen in grand style and remind you of our 14th annual Perilous Plunge on Saturday, February 28. The Perilous Plunge is the Redwood Discovery Museum's only large fundraiser and contributes to the annual operating budgets for both the museum and environmental facilities keeping admission prices low and providing scholarships for camp attendees. Whether it's becoming a Perilous Plunge Business Sponsor, signing up to be a plunger, sponsoring a plunger, making a donation of funds or materials, or volunteering to assist with the opening of the new site, your contribution will make a difference! Contact us today to let us know how you are "Ready to Plunge into 2015" with the Redwood Discovery Museum!

Updated information can be found on our Facebook page at or on this website.

LocationJefferson Community Center

Address: 1000 B Street Room 2, Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: (707) 443-9694


Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Daily Admission: FREE

Holiday Break Camp
at Pal Camp

February 16-20
April 13-17

Daily 8:30-5pm
$150 per child
Children in grades K-6
Space limited to 24 campers

Volunteer Junior Counselor positions available
Free "Leader in Training" program for young adults who will be 17 by June 1
Discount for members.
Payment in full 10 days before start of camp with a $25 non refundable deposit.

To register or for more information, call the Discovery Museum at:
(707) 443-9694