The Discovery Museum’s woes have been much in the news lately. It’s being 86’d from its current home at the corner of Third and F to make way for the Carson Block building’s earthquake retrofit, and it hasn’t yet found a new place to set up shop permanently.

Exciting news for West Siders, though — the museum just sent out a letter to its supporters announcing new, free programs at Jefferson School Project while it is in limbo. Amy Whitlatch, the museum’s executive director, tells the Outpost that the space at Jefferson will be much smaller and the hours shorter, but they’ll have some of the center’s regular exhibits and games set up and staff on hand.

Also: free.

Letter to Discovery Museum supporters:

Many of you have read or seen the news that the Discovery Museum is relocating at the end of November with the intent to reopen Spring 2015. I want to assure you that the Museum is actively looking for a new, permanent location In Eureka which we hope to announce soon. In the meantime, we are going to temporarily run limited programming at the Jefferson Center located at 1000 B Street in Eureka. Admission to this site and programs at the Jefferson Center will be free.

Starting December 1 our program schedule will be:

  • New Operating Hours Tuesday-Saturday 1-5pm

  • Playgroup every Tuesday 10-11:30

  • Second Saturday Daddy and Me Playgroup 10-11:30

  • Third Saturday Young Inventors 10:30-Noon

We are also offering Discovery Museum Programming at our Pal Camp site during school holiday breaks December 29-January 2, February 16-20, and April 13-17 for a fee.

For more information please call Amy Whitlatch 707-443-9694 , send an email, check out our Facebook page Redwood Discovery Museum or website at for updates