Inside the STEM Discovery Center

An Interactive Experience for all Ages

The STEM Discovery Center will integrate science, technology, engineering and math concepts throughout the exhibits, and provide individual exploration through interactive classroom activities, timely symposia, hands-on lab work stressing relevant subject matter and simulators to encourage visitors to apply their gained knowledge in an operational setting.


Visitors to the STEM Discovery Center can also expect to gain in-depth knowledge on such topics as:

  • Global Maritime Environment
  • Weather
  • Nautical Science
  • Maneuvering Boards/Relative Motion and Physics
  • Buoyancy and Stability
  • Survival at Sea (Health Science)
  • Aviation Principles

K-12 Education

The Museum will partner with K-12 school districts to provide expert STEM programming that integrates best practices and research from centers such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Challenger Center, and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). More than 200 workshops are anticipated to be hosted, and 15,000 participants are expected annually at the STEM Discovery Center.


LIfetime of Learning

The Museum will present a continuum of learning experiences that increase in complexity and provide opportunities for students to improve knowledge and understanding of concepts. The Center will also highlight the USCG and industry partners’ innovations and technologies that will inspire curiosity, and encourage visitors to think about solutions for the challenges and problems facing our world