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Donate to CDM on Give More 24!

Everyone at Children’s Discovery Museum is super excited to be a part of the Give More 24!. our region’s awesome 24-hour online giving day. This community-wide event is organized by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and is scheduled to launch at 12:00 am on September 21. So mark your calendars now, because we need amazing supporters like you to rally friends and family for the Children’s museum and help us raise donations during these 24 hours of giving.

By giving whatever you can on this one day, you’ll also give more.  That’s because every gift will be multiplied through a large stretch pool.  The more money you help us raise, the better.

Help us give something more during this community-wide event. Together, we’ll show off southwest Washington’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about the Children’s Discovery Museum and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this region great. You can learn more and sign up today here at the Give More 24! website.

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Visit Us
at Three Rivers Mall

351 Three Rivers Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

Children's Discovery Museum at Three Rivers Mall

Cost of Admission

FREE during regular hours of operation

Hours of Operation

Wednesdays:  11-4 p.m.
Sundays: 1-4 p.m.

Email Us

Mail Correspondence or Donations

Children’s Discovery Museum
c/o Futcher Group
700 Lincoln Street Suite 200
Kelso, WA 98626

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Connect with Cowlitz Children’s Discovery Museum


The Children’s Discovery Museum is a hands on, interactive museum in Cowlitz County Washington.  It started as a “pop-up” experience and with community and volunteer effort opened for regular hours in January for children and families to have a safe fun environment to engage in imaginative play, the arts, science and culture and learn about the world around them.


Favorite interactive learning exhibits include Farm to Market, Safe on the Water, Light Shadows, Dance Corner, Giant Lincoln Logs, Nature Niche, Wind Tunnel, Harmonographs, Laser Challenge, Lego Tables, Puppet Theatre, Book Nook, and probably the biggest laughter and squealing generator is our Ping Pong Ball Shower!


Our exhibits are based on the philosophy of play with real stuff where children of all ages are encouraged to find their own answers through hands-on exploration that are concrete and relevant . . . and fun!

Our most common comment from those who have attended the museum is “This is exactly what we need – we didn’t have anything else like this!”  The Children’s Discovery Museum in Cowlitz Washington is the perfect gift to the community and its children!


The Children’s Discovery Museum is a gathering place for families to spend time learning and playing together.  It’s the kind of place that has the power to bring out the best in us and shows that we are a community that values children, families, creativity and the importance of lifelong learning.

What the kids are saying

  • A 5 year-oldA 5 year-old

    It was fun!

  • An 8 year-oldAn 8 year-old

    I really like it and it let me do lots of fun activities

  • An 8 year-oldAn 8 year-old

    I love it - I want to come back!

  • A 10 year-oldA 10 year-old

    It's really educational and builds up minds for kids.  It's awesome!

What the parents are saying

  • Another big fan of CDMAnother big fan of CDM

    This is fantastic!  Exactly what the children in Cowlitz County needs.  Very fun and informative.  Thank you!

  • Appreciative mom and dadAppreciative mom and dad

    Good family time geared toward children as well as fun for adults!

  • Thankful parentThankful parent

    Great interactive hands-on activities for the kids.  Family fun - appreciate all individuals who have put these together; our community needs this.

  • Mother of 3Mother of 3

    It was amazing!  My boys had so much fun!  Thank you for everything!

  • Parent who’s a big fanParent who’s a big fan

    This is really great and wonder-filled for the kids!  Thank you for doing this!

  • Happy parentHappy parent

    What a fantastic treasure that has been added to the Community!  Educational, imaginative, safe and fun!  We will be back!  We can't wait to share with our friends all that can be found at the Children's Discovery Museum!

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Have the time of your life volunteering at the Children's Discovery Museum!

Be a volunteer; join the community planning group; help plan an event or design an exhibit.

Click here to download the volunteer application form.

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Donating to the Children's Discovery Museum made easy!

The Children’s Discovery Museum is a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible. EIN: 81-2875557

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