DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is a place where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Our aspiration is to encourage and maintain a feeling of being part of something and mattering to others without fear of being ridiculed or rejected. DCM empowers all to use their voice, share, and have their viewpoints heard. We invite feedback and take it seriously. We foster a community proud of its differences; this ensures that we establish trust, demonstrate care, build self-esteem, and promote a culture where all can flourish. We believe in cultivating an environment that does not leave anyone out, where everyone can make meaningful contributions and have their work valued by others. A sense of belonging has inspired and energized our Board, staff, committees, volunteers, community, members, and visitors with a high level of engagement, retention/repeat visits, productivity, and innovation. Our Museum culture provides a climate of being accepted, genuine feeling of belonging, and the power to bring about positive change.
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is dedicated to strengthening our practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion for long-term sustainable impact. DCM is committed to continuously improving the value of DEI for the wellbeing of our community, global society, and the future of our children. We recognize that advocacy, forging strong community partnerships, and conducting an ongoing assessment of our content, goals, and commitments is necessary to serve the diverse interests, backgrounds, and abilities of our board, staff, members, and visitors. DCM believes in creating a safe, positive environment and offering unique learning activities that value dreaming, education, play, and respect for all.