About the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
We chose our name because when you look through a kaleidoscope and view the image, then twist and move the lens, you view the same things but differently. When you experience the hands-on activities of The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center you will begin to view the same things differently. You will begin to see the gears on a bicycle, water running down the stream and its effect on the environment and the world around you through the lens of ESTEAM.
is for our community to create a fun and interactive service center where people are inspired to imagine a universe of endless possibilities!
is to provide opportunities that advance the understanding and appreciation of: engineering, science, technology, the environment, arts and math (ESTEAM); through hand’s on learning experiences, which inspire everyone to imagine, explore and create a better world.
Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
Our service area is anywhere within a 45-minute drive of Rolla and includes communities such as Vienna, Salem, Houston, Lebanon and Sullivan.
We welcome anyone from Phelps, Pulaski, Maries, Dent, Crawford, Gasconade, Osage, and Washington counties to attend our programs!
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.
We Now Have 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.
Our Board of Directors
Quality Assurance Specialist,
NSC Greater Missouri
Director of Applications,
Deloitte & Touche
Director, S&T Center for Sustainability and S&T Microgrid Industrial Consortium, Missouri S&T
Project Manager, Design & Construction Management, Missouri S&T
Woodward, Joyner and Verkamp, LLC