In 2017, Pottstown Children's Discovery Center (PCDC) was the dream of one person. As that person told another and another, it became obvious the community wanted and believed a children's museum was a perfect idea for Pottstown. A small leadership group was formed, and the initial dreamer obtained a planning grant from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation to join and attend the Association of Children's Museums conference, present community events, and fund a feasibility study.
PCDC strives to provide an educational, hands-on, interactive atmosphere promoting healthy living for children, families and schools by stimulating curiosity and motivating learning. All children learn through hands-on interactive experiences. These experiences enhance social/emotional growth by exposing children to interactions such as collaboration, exploration, and self-control which lead to critical/creative thinking, self-confidence, and healthy communication skills.
As of 2020, PCDC has a board of people who are working hard to find funding, plan fun and educational events for the children in our communities, and provide families and children with positive information to encourage and enrich them. Our dream of an interactive children's museum is coming into view! Join us!