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Vision Statement

To be the premiere children’s museum in the tri-state area.


Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. is a hands-on museum that provides life-long learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year.  We create an environment that stimulates curiosity for discovery, exploration, and further investigation through exhibits and programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) principles.


Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. is governed by a volunteer board whose members serve without compensation. Members serve three-year terms. Currently, Discovery Station has only one paid staff personnel. Programs and activities are conducted by the officers and directors assisted by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers from throughout the region.

Nonprofit Status

Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Maryland on July 5, 1996. Discovery Station is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as of March 11, 1997. Discovery Station is a charitable organization, registered with the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State, Charitable Organization Division (telephone: 410.974.5534).

Officers and Board of Directors



Tom Riford, President
Steve Hummel, Vice-President
Patricia Kelley, Secretary
Carol Miller Schultz, Assistant Secretary
Kelly Smith, Treasurer

Kathy Griffith, Treasurer



Patricia Kelley, Interim Executive Director
Brittany Wedd, Director of Operations



Directors: Jill Alter, Lieba Cohen, Joe Gerstner, Arnold Hammann, Phil Kelly, Kim Lowe Lee,  Jim Nipps, Sandy Shepherd, Kelly Smith, Dana Jenkins, Carol Mendelsohn, William Von Alt, Kathy Griffith, Andrea Henson


Click here to read Discovery Station’s 2016 Annual Report