Programs & Events


Math Homework 101: A Parent Session

Tuesday, Oct. 18  |  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn simple techniques for helping your child excel in math including card games, dice games and more. Free and open to adults. Facilitated by Cindy Cliche, Coordinator of Math, Murfreesboro City Schools. More info»

Great Pumpkin Festival

Thursday, Oct. 27  |  4 – 7 p.m.

Test out your Jedi skills at this year’s Star Wars themed Great Pumpkin Festival. Whether you dress up and compete in our costume contest, partake in our Jedi training course, or create works of art, your whole family will be sure to have fun. Admission $4. More info»


Friday, Nov. 4  |  4:30-8:30 p.m.

Sibshops are a celebration of the many lifelong contributions made by brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.Children will engage in fun-filled activities, games, and talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with special needs. Dinner will be provided. Admission $10. More info»

 Harry Potter Day

Saturday, Nov. 19 |  10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Are you still waiting on your admission letter from Hogwarts? Join us to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a day of magic, excitement, and fun at the Discovery Center. Go on a Horcrux Hunt through the museum, attend a care of magical creatures class, mix potions, and enter our costume contest! Included with admission and free for members.





Meet one of the DC animals! Appropriate for all ages.

Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 5 : Meet our Hedgehog
Oct. 12: Meet our Scorpion & Tarantula
Oct. 19: Meet our Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Oct. 26: Meet our Birds

Nov. 2: Meet our Corn Snake
Nov. 9: Meet our Blue Tongued Skink
Nov. 16: Meet our Bearded Dragon
Nov. 23: Meet our Amphibians
Nov. 30: Meet our Rabbit




Stop by Creation Station to explore your creative side! Join our staff artists and special guest artists in projects that let you create your own masterpiece. Daily self-guided art projects are available everyday during your visit! Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 4: Firetruck Craft
Oct. 11: Fire Fighter Paper Doll Craft
Oct. 18: Spooky Paper Chains
Oct. 25: Halloween Lacing Craft

Nov. 1: Pumpkin Life Cycle
Nov. 8: Autumn Lantern
Nov. 15: Corn Cobb Craft
Nov. 22: Pinecone Turkey
Nov. 29: 3D Paper Squirrel

Daily Projects: Self-guided daily projects rotate on a two week basis and are available during museum hours.

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Explore and uncover the many mysteries of our Murfree Spring wetland! Nature Nuts invites you to share your child’s fascination with the natural world. Some programs will occur indoors depending on theme and weather conditions. Appropriate for ages 5 & up.

Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 6: Catch and Release at the Tadpole Pond
Oct. 13: Pumpkin Power Box
Oct. 20: Fall Wetland Walk

Nov. 3: Endangered Species
Nov. 10: Pumpkin Power
Nov. 17: Fall Wetland Walk



Mondays – 4:00 p.m. Create easy, healthy snacks with our staff! Participate in the cooking (and eating!) process as you explore healthy cooking from around the world. Recipes and nutritional information available to take home. Appropriate for ages 3 & up.

Oct. 3: Candy Corn Tortilla Pizzas
Oct. 10: Apple Turtle Snacks
Oct. 12: Chocolate Banana Shakes
Oct. 17: Harvest Snack Mix
Oct. 24: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Oct. 31: Crunchy Halloween Mummies

Nov. 7: Apple Pear Smoothie
Nov.14: Easy Snack Bites
Nov. 21: Turkey Snack Bag
Nov. 28: No Cook Pumpkin Pie

To view Discovery Center’s Position of Food Allergies, click here.

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 Mondays & Tuesdays at 9 a.m.

Click here for more information on SPARK!

Oct. 3-4: No SPARK class
Oct. 10-11: Day & Night
Oct. 17-18: Travel to Space
Oct. 24-25: Fall Nature Hike

Nov. 1: Pumpkin Science
Nov. 7-8: Fire Safety
Nov. 14-15: Colors of Fall
Nov. 21-22: Turkey Day
Nov. 28-29: Late Fall Garden Day


Meet one of the DC animals! Appropriate for all ages.

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Oct. 7: Five Senses: Touch
Oct. 14: Five Senses: Smell
Oct. 21: Science of Friction
Oct. 28: Glowing Geyser

Nov. 4: Sink or Float Fall Science Experiment
Nov. 11: Why Do Leaves Change Colors?
Nov. 18: Bouncing Polymers
Nov. 25: Oobleck Science


Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 1: Wetland Walk
Oct. 8: Wetland Walk
Oct. 22: Wetland Walk
Oct. 29: Wetland Walk

Nov. 5: Wetland Walk
Nov. 12: Wetland Walk
Nov. 19: Wetland Walk
Nov. 26: Wetland Walk