AO Discover! Auburn-Opelika Children's Hands-On Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit children's museum and science center created to provide exceptional hands-on educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Arts for the children and families of East Alabama and beyond. Our research-based practices ensure that the children of our area receive high quality experiences that will leave a lasting impact and create a firm foundation for a lifetime of inquiry, critical thinking skills, creativity, and perseverance in the face of failure.
AO Discover! promotes engagement, develops knowledge, and provides opportunities in STEM fields for lifelong learning.
We help people discover STEM today to foster opportunities tomorrow.
To serve the children of East Alabama through partnerships and community support
To ensure that underrepresented groups can access opportunities at AO Discover!
To act as a beacon for STEM education throughout our region and nation
To promote workforce development in Alabama
To conduct research to continuously improve our programming
Are you ready to help us meet our goals and open East Alabama's first children's museum and science center?