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, 30 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.
January 2015 – June 2016
|Tim Fallon||Vice President|
|Paula Leslie||Past President|
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
David Mitchell Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer & Director of Operations
Vice President of Audience & Community Engagement
Director of Education
Camp & After School Program Coordinator
Visitor Services Coordinator
Wesley McClain, Visitor Services Specialist & Educator
Micki Parsley, Program Specialist
Angela Heath, Gift Shop Manager & Visitor Services Specialist
Jack Rogers, Exhibit Technician
Michelle Nicholson, Visitor Services Specialist
Jennifer Martin, Visitor Services Specialist
Vicki Lewis, Visitor Services Specialist
Kendall Jobe, Visitor Services Specialist
Rachel Bicker, Program Specialist
Jessica Holt, Visitor Services Specialist
Ryan Marshall, Visitor Services Specialist
Kalab Fulton, Visitor Services Specialist
Emily Donaldson, Visitor Services Specialist
Brittani Martin, Visitor Services Specialist
Madeline McDonald, Visitor Services Specialist
Daria Anthony, 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.
Want a fun and rewarding job? Look no further than the Discovery Center! View our available positions below.
Front Desk Specialist
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Visitor Services Specialist
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Summer Camp Counselor
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