A special place for kids to expand their horizons

For children 0 to 12 years old

Now OPEN to the public! Come visit us today!

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Kids Discovery Station, a nonprofit organization, is the only educational venue of its kind in Merced.
We offer a unique environment where children can experience fun and stimulating activities that encourage imagination, creativity, and learning through the power of play. A place that’s nearby, safe, and positive for all.

Your donation can impact Merced’s kids for lifetimes.

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A Wide Range of Activities
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Outdoor
Exhibits

Coming Soon!

Something for Everyone!

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Our kids deserve a beautiful and engaging place where they can playdiscover and learn. 

Upcoming Events
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  • Red Planet Day
    Red Planet Day
    Nov 28, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Kids Discovery Station, 350 W Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95348, USA
    We're celebrating all things Mars!
  • Giving Tuesday
    Giving Tuesday
    Nov 30, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Kids Discovery Station, 350 W Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95348, USA
    GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
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What The Kids Get:

Discovering
new experiences

Inspire young minds and spark curiosity and imaginations

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Fun pretend-play

Learn and develop new interests through pretend play

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Learning while playing

Foster creativity and appreciation of our world in all of it diversity

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People Love It!

Our SDC preschool students really enjoyed the activities and the interactions with the program helpers. All of our students found something to do and explore that they enjoyed. The Discovery Station facilitated the students' engagement giving them both freedom, encouragement, and assistance as needed.

- Cristianna Jones

Special Day Class Teacher

Merced City School District

My students absolutely loved their experience at the Discovery Station. The exhibits gave the children the opportunity to explore, use their imagination, be creative, problem-solve, pretend play, and brought out their natural curiosity. They loved being doctors, chefs, artists, builders, and grocery shopping like their families do. It was a great experience and staff was friendly. It's a children's museum, but it totally brings out the playful child in us adults too! 

The Kids Discovery Station is exactly what Merced needed.  My children delighted in the exhibits and activities they offer.  For parents who are looking for creative and educational play opportunities for their children, the Kids Discovery Station is a gem!

- Molly Elaiser

Parent

Museum Visitor

- Cindy Valenzuela

Teacher

Merced City School District

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A safe, positive, nonjudgemental place where inspiration is nurtured

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Recent Posts...

Now, It's Your Turn to Do Something!

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In Press
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ABC News 7 Story
about Kids Discovery Station opening in Merced

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Merced’s first-ever children’s museum set to open this month

Kids Discovery Station, the first ever children’s museum in Merced, is expected to open... Read more

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Kids Discovery Station Brings New Learning Opportunities To Merced

A new children’s museum is opening to the public next month... Read more

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Kids Discovery Station taking shape in north Merced

The board of directors behind the project to create the city’s first Kids Discovery Station... Read more

Thank you to our founding partners:

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Frances &

Vinton Thengvall

We'd love to see you here too!  :)

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Come Join us!

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