In 2017, Pottstown Children's Discover 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 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.