Military Thank You

Have you heard?  The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center is moving – into schools and libraries and homes near you! The current pandemic situation has challenged our new board and executive director and our volunteers to really think out of the box in continuing to serve the community with ESTEAM education opportunities. “So what have you been […]

Rolla Merit Badge University 2022

Rolla Merit Badge University 2022 Another Merit Badge University (MBU) is in the books! On February 12, 2022,  70 scouts gathered at Missouri University of Science and Technology to work towards one of 9 merit badges offered at the event. This event is one of only 5 of its type across the country consistently offering […]


Return of In-Person Missouri Future City Competition and the Rolla MBU, FIRST FLL Explore Expo and Summer VISTAs, Summer Schedule, , and… the NIGHT OF MAGIC fundraiser!

June – August 2022 Programs

2022 Programs June – August A Blog Post The weather may be chilly here in mid-Missouri, but things are getting heated up with the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center’s scheduling!  Our summer schedule is now posted up and you’re able to register for classes. This summer The KDC is offering a variety of robotics and Future City […]

Congrats Future City Teams!

Future City Competition, now in its 30th year and the Missouri General Competition component of Future City took place on January 22, 2022. Dozens of local middle school students (grades 6 – 8) participated in this year’s theme: Waste Free city. Each team was tasked with imagining a city with a circular economy by writing a 1,500-word essay; building a scale model of their city (using with recycled materials); and present a short video.

Summer 2021 Activities

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Giving November – Help KDC reach its fundraising goals for robotics!

As we close in on a new version of holidays starting in two weeks, the volunteers at the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center are grateful for our community support during possibly the longest year in our collective memories.  We sincerely hope that you and yours are well. This year has watched the Kaleidoscope make difficult decisions reducing […]

Missouri Future City Competition

Four years ago, the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center administrative team was chosen to coordinate the state-level competition for the DiscoverE organization in the State of Missouri after having sent three successful teams to the Great Plains Region for competitions. Since then three Missouri teams have competed at the National Competition, with pur team from Stover even […]

KDC’s Fall Robotics Launches!

It is Autumn in Rolla… Time for ROBOTICS! Since 2011, founders of the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center have been working to bring affordable robotics programming to our community by writing grants, securing equipment, and training volunteer coaches to teach coding and robotic builds to elementary through junior high school students.  This year is no different.  September […]