Chartered in 1986 as Children’s Museum Corporation of Rutherford County, the Discovery Center provides hands-on education opportunities for the community. An extensive grassroots campaign orchestrated by young parents led to purchasing a building and creating exhibits and programs. During its first year of operation, over 11,000 visitors came to experience the museum’s exhibits and programs. Now, 27 years after its inception, the Discovery Center serves as a vibrant community and tourism center with over 120,000 children and families exploring the exhibits each year.
Engaging Curious Minds to Fuel the Future.
Our vision is to build a community with the courage to ask thoughtful questions, the drive to find creative solutions, and the confidence to implement positive changes.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:Anthony Togrye, President
Paula Mansfield, President Elect
Betsy Taylor, Secretary
Kalpana Gowda, Vice President
David Scott, Vice President
David Mitchell, Treasurer
Bill Richmond, Parliamentarian
Lara Daniel, Past President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations
Director of Grants & Membership Development
Early Childhood Education,
Visitor Services & Community Outreach Coordinator
Jared Bryson, Mobile Education Coordinator
Alanna Millington, Museum Custodian
Rachel Bicker, Program Specialist
Casey Davidson, Marketing & Scheduling Coordinator
Karyn Knecht, Camp Coordinator & Weekend Supervisor
Brittany Layhew, Visitor Services Specialist
Wesley McClain, Art Program Specialist & Visitor Services Specialist
Justin Neal, Visitor Services Specialist
Micki Parsley, Program Specialist
Angela Pulido, Gift Shop Manager & Visitor Services Specialist
Jack Rogers, Exhibit Technician
Phillip Sisombath, Visitor Services Specialist
Tanishia Norman, Visitor Services Specialist
Breanna Roberson, Visitor Services Specialist
Sydney Smith, Visitor Services Specialist
Michelle Nicholson, Visitor Services Specialist
Students, ages 9 to 18, are volunteering their time to help us plan for the future!
Youth Council Mission Statement
We are a research and advisory board composed of students dedicated to the improvement and development of the Discovery Center with innovative ideas geared towards exploration and education of all age groups with a fun, entertaining, hands-on experience for the betterment of the community.
To learn more visit the Youth Council home page.
No job openings are currently available.
If you would like to be considered for current or future openings, please download our employment application and submit it by:
- Fax: 615-849-9573
Attn: Human Resources
502 SE Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130