About Us

The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors.

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


Service Areas

Our service area includes Phelps, Pulaski, Maries, Dent, Crawford, Texas, Miller, and Gasconade counties. We welcome anyone to attend our programs and are happy to provide programming at your site!

Additionally, we travel state-wide for Missouri Future City Competition programs!

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Association of Children's Museums

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

The 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, No Walls, No Walls!!!

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported us in our earlier “without walls” phases, some of these hosts include Christ Episcopal Church, Missouri S&T, Rolla Public Library, St. James Library, and Salem Lutheran Church. Currently, we are in the process of securing permanent walls for the Kaleidoscope! Join us in securing our new building here

Get Involved


Martina Hahn-Baur (President)
President, Engelhardt & Zierke, LLC.

David Westenberg (Vice President)
Associate Professor Biological Sciences, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Aaron Semon (Treasurer) Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche

Fred Stone (At Large) Associate Vice Chancellor, Facility Planning and Operations, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Amy Skyles (At Large) Director of Human Resources, SVP, Phelps County Bank

The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center