Public Programs

Weekly In-person Programs

Art With Anything

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. You can make art with anything! Join us each Tuesday as Discovery Center’s Artist in Residence, Stacy, teaches about sourcing materials and all things DIY art! Get your hands dirty, unleash your inner artist, and take home projects and materials each week. Activities vary weekly and may include outdoor exploration and foraging or creating indoors in Studio 615. Included with admission. MORE INFO»

Maker Masters

Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Let your imagination flow at the Discovery Center! Join us every Wednesday afternoon to participate in a maker challenge where YOU solve the problem while learning about STEAM. Activities change weekly. Ages Pre-K and older. Price: $5 per participant, with admission. Adults may attend as a chaperone for free with price of admission. ADVANCE REGISTRATION»

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Shake a shaker! Bang a drum! Learn all about music in this fun and engaging program designed for tots and early learners! Select dates will include making your own instruments. Included with admission.

STEAM Ahead!

Thursdays, 3 p.m. Have you ever wanted to dissect a frog, make a chemical reaction, or explore virtual reality? Do all these activities and more with STEAM Ahead! Step into our STEAM Lab on Thursday afternoon to explore all aspects of STEAM. Activities change weekly. Ages Pre-K and older. Price: $10 per participant, with admission. Adults may attend as a chaperone for free with price of admission. ADVANCE REGISTRATION»

Weekend In The Wetlands

Fridays, 3 p.m. What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than to be out at the Murfree Spring Wetlands? Get a guided walk from our staff, explore our lily-pad pond, or meet a wetland animal all as part of Weekends in The Wetlands! Ages Pre-K – 3rd Grade. Price: $5 per participant. ADVANCE REGISTRATION»



Mind-Blowing Matinee

 

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. How cold is liquid nitrogen? What is visible light? Do reptiles lay eggs? Join Discovery Center staff as we explore the amazing world of science through hands-on experiments and demonstrations.

 


 

 

 

 

Looking for enrichment opportunities for you and your child? Discovery Center’s SPARK – STEAM Play Achieves Real Knowledge – is for children ages 1-6 and their caregivers!

Using the Discovery Center’s outdoor Wisteria Classroom, children and their caregivers can enjoy socially distanced hands-on exploratory STEAM learning and play this fall.

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Virtual Programs

Discovery at Home

The Discovery Center is here to help you and your family have fun and keep learning from home! We are sharing resources for home learning and play, including activities, videos, and favorite staff-picked links. Our goal is to continue engaging curious minds to fuel the future, so be sure to stay connected via social media, especially our Facebook page and blogMore info»


Snack Attack

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.

In-person Snack Attack is currently suspended. Please visit our virtual Snack Attack programs via Facebook page and blog

 

To view the Discovery Center’s position of food allergies, click here.