Plan A Party

Looking for a place to have your company party, end-of-year celebration, or an unforgettable birthday party for your child and their friends? Uncover the possibilities at Discovery Center!

Please note the special procedures for COVID-19. 

If you’ve booked a birthday party with us before, this experience will feel different due to COVID-19 precautions. We are committed to your safety during this time. Full payment is required to make a reservation. When life happens and you need to make a change in your plans, reschedule your party at any time at no additional cost!


Adventure Parties 

Saturdays at 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM & 1:15 PM

Sundays at 11:15 AM & 1:15 PM

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We’re now offering limited capacity birthday parties on Saturdays while the museum is open to the public for general admission!

  • Cost: $230, $25 discount for members.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes of party room access plus museum admission for a total of 20 children during open hours.
  • Discovery Center staff will check in your party & provide a brief orientation on social distancing and guidelines for safe play.
  • All adult party-goers must assist in the supervision, social distancing practices, and safety of their children while in the museum or outdoors.
  • Your choice of our indoor Adventure Room OR reserved tables on our outdoor patio to enjoy cake & presents.

Choose from one of the available themes & activities for your guests!

Wetland Wonders with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Walk the Murfree Spring Wetlands and identify local flora & fauna
      • Wade in the water with boots & explore underwater with scopes
      • Use a net to catch & release wetland creatures

Creature Feature with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Animal Encounter: Meet up to 5 of Discovery Center’s resident creatures
      • Safari Scavenger Hunt

Wakanda Superheroes with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Comic Book Art
      • Wakanda Magnet Trains

Frozen Fun with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Liquid Nitrogen
      • Insta-Snow Powder

Build & Craft with the following activity:

      • Paper Circuits

Adventure Party Policies:

  • Discovery Center reserves the right to close any activity or exhibit for the health and safety of guests.
  • Discovery Center rentals require a “Leave No Trace” policy. 

Reservations are required along with full payment.

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Please email our Scheduling Coordinator with any questions or call (615) 890-2300 if you need to book your party over the phone.


Private After-Hours Party 

Thursday – Sunday, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted an entire museum to yourself? Celebrate your birthday with an evening of play and exploration at the Discovery Center! 

  • Cost: $400 plus a $100 refundable security deposit
  • 2 hours of private access to both floors of the museum and all currently open exhibits for 40 guests
  • Enjoy an activity related to one of our party themes
  • Bring your own food and presents to enjoy at outdoor tables on the patio or in an indoor classroom – you choose!
  • Discovery Center staff will check in your party & provide a brief orientation on social distancing and guidelines for safe play.
  • All adult party-goers must assist in the supervision, social distancing practices, and the safety of their children while in the museum.

Choose from one of the available themes & activities for your guests!

Wetland Wonders with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Walk the Murfree Spring Wetlands and identify local flora & fauna
      • Wade in the water with boots & explore underwater with scopes
      • Use a net to catch & release wetland creatures

Creature Feature with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Animal Encounter: Meet up to 5 of Discovery Center’s resident creatures
      • Safari Scavenger Hunt

Wakanda Superheroes with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Comic Book Art
      • Wakanda Magnet Trains

Frozen Fun with your choice of one of the following activities:

      • Liquid Nitrogen
      • Insta-Snow Powder

Build & Craft with the following activity:

      • Paper Circuits

Party Policies:

  • Discovery Center reserves the right to close any activity or exhibit for the health and safety of guests.
  • Discovery Center rentals require a “Leave No Trace” policy. 

Reservations are required along with full payment.

BOOK YOUR AFTER-HOURS BIRTHDAY PARTY»

Please email our Scheduling Coordinator with any questions or call (615) 890-2300 if you need to book your party over the phone.


Museum and Room Rentals

Want to make your next event unique and playful? If you’ve got a corporate meeting, holiday party, family event, or even a wedding, consider a special rental at Discovery Center. We’re fun, hands-on, and accessible!

  • Receptions
  • After-hours Cocktail Parties
  • Class Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Business Meetings

A full facility rental includes two staff, access to all exhibit areas, plus our museum kitchen and Adventure Room. Specialized rentals for rooms or patio use are also available. Rooms and patio cannot be rented during designated birthday party times listed above. 

MUSEUM RENTAL PRICE LIST

Fill out our Inquiry Form to start the museum rental process!