Our Mission

“Engage. Explore. Educate.”

We believe that children should be able to explore their curiosities in a safe environment. Engaging the community, including the family unit, is imperative in a child’s development. To educate children means more than sending them to school. We want to provide opportunities for children to experience the wonder and excitement of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through hands-on exhibits, multimedia, and content-rich programs that encourage exploration, engage the learner, and ultimately educate the child.


Our purpose is to provide opportunities for children and their families to learn and play together.


Explorium was founded in May 2012 by Anyah Martinez, a mother of three who felt that Denton needed a place for children and their families to learn and play together. After gathering a few friends to form a board, Explorium joined the Association for Children’s Museums and began planning what would take six years to create.

Explorium had its public debut at the Denton Community Market in 2013 and then began to make appearances at local schools, childcare centers, and community events, providing hands-on, educational activities for children and adults.

In 2014 Explorium received its 501c3 status and began fundraising through events like Touch a Truck, and building relationships with local businesses, individuals, and foundations who continue to support the museum.

Explorium Denton Children’s Museum opened its doors at its brick-and-mortar location on September 15, 2018. We invite you to bring your family, book a field trip or birthday party for a wonderful time of learning through play.

Interested in getting involved with Explorium?