The Discovery Playhouse: Where Fun and Learning Come Full Circle

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Our History

The Southeast Missouri Children’s Museum is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization, DBA Discovery Playhouse. Established in 2006 by a group of community leaders, the Museum opened at its current building in the Spring of 2010. As a member of the Association of Children’s Museums, we strive to follow best practices when it comes to providing highly engaging exhibits and programs, as well as, excellent customer service.

For Ages 6 Months to 8 Years

Our first-floor exhibits have been designed with younger kids in mind. While most exhibits on the first floor would be fun for most kids under 8, there are some exhibits designed for kiddos 4 and under.

Ages 8 and Up

As kids get older their interests and the way they play begin to change, and that’s why we have a whole floor dedicated to children ages 8 and up. These exhibits are more interactive, hands-on, and educational. Best of all, we have more exhibits coming soon!

Health & Safety

At Discovery Playhouse, we put our patrons first, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your visit so you can focus on learning and having fun! With recent news revolving around the Coronavirus, we are taking special precautions and ramping up our already robust cleaning and sanitation procedures. We’re increasing the frequency in which we clean and sanitize our exhibits, movable props, and toys throughout the day.

We’re closely adhering to the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors!

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