About the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center

Our Vision

The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center (KDC), a STEAM education network, focuses on creating fun, interactive experiences that inspire a universe of endless possibilities.


Our Mission

Provide opportunities that value science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) through hands-on learning, encouraging imagination, exploration, and creation influencing a brighter tomorrow.

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Our service area includes Phelps, Pulaski, Maries, Dent, Crawford, Gasconade, Osage, and Washington counties.

We welcome anyone attend our programs!

The sky is the limit!

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The Kaleidoscope is a proud member of the Association of Children's Museums

The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is the world’s foremost professional member service organization for the children’s museum field. With more than 400 members in 48 states and 20 countries, we leverage the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination.

No Walls, Walls, No Walls!

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported us in our earlier “without walls” phase, some of these hosts include Christ Episcopal Church, Missouri S&T, Rolla Public Library, St. James Library, and Salem Lutheran Church.  In order to support the needs of our region during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kaleidoscope is once again “without walls” focusing on partnering with area schools and agencies to increase STEM programming during this uncertain time.

Staff & Volunteer Opportunities

We have numerous ways to get involved.