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About Us


The Discover U Children's Museum will empower the next generation of change-makers and enrich all children through exploration and play, sparking lifelong learning, confidence and compassion rooted in S.T.E.A.M. and environmental education.

We are an incorporated 501c3 with a vision of bringing a world class children's museum to Southern Maryland / St. Mary’s county.



  1. To expose our young people to a hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, innovation and agriculture.
  1. To encourage young people to find the value in all cultures, races, and gender with worldly views.
  1. To provide school districts in Southern Maryland with a quality educational resource for field trips.
  1. To provide parents of Southern Maryland a sacred space for connecting with their children through multigenerational experiences as well as educational edification.
  1. To bring volunteer opportunities to local high school and college students and senior citizens form of exhibit guides and museum “explainer” positions.
  1. To add another quality tourist attraction to St Mary’s County that will complement the existing outdoor recreational and art opportunities found here.
  1. To bring the world to St Mary's County. Through traveling exhibitions, special lecture series, and unique collections, the museum will endeavor to educate young people on all our planet has to offer.


Our academic focus is on children ages 0 to 14, with an Entrepreneur and Innovation Think Tank for Middle & High School age.

In addition, future offers for all ages:

  •     Self-directed and staff-guided “exploration opportunities” on site
  •     Focused outreach programs off site and in conference space
  •     Professional development opportunities for area educators and the community
  •     Volunteer and internship opportunities for high school and college students
  •     Research opportunities for college faculty

The Bright Future of DUCM

Exhibits:   •Waterways   •Nature School   •Farmers market   •Amish life   •Community Garden   •Arts Alive   •Archeologist Dig   •Space exploration    •Planetarium    •Avionics   •Robotics    •Coding •Civic Spirit   •Entrepreneurship & Innovation youth program

Simply put: We dream of more for DUCM, and we’re working hard to make it happen.