“Discovery” for the Montshire means learning science through an interactive process. The act of “doing science” provides effective learning opportunities, which surprise, enlighten, and empower visitors. Exhibits and programs are collections of learning experiences that interrelate and support shared learning goals, and the accuracy of science content is paramount. We emphasize genuine experience with real phenomena, objects, and natural specimens. We aim to make connections and meaning with real-world experiences. We strive to provide new, rewarding experiences with each visit, and encourage visitors to share their thinking, wonders, observations, and insights.