Programs & Events



Friday, Jan. 19  |  5 – 9 p.m.

This month we’re debuting a few new games and activities that we’re really excited to share with our Sibshoppers including Inside/Outside, Hog Call, and WISE Answers for silly questions. Somewhere in the middle of that mix we’ll take a break and make Super Nachos for supper! Afterwards, we’ll bring back a few of our favorite games including Last Kid Standing and Minute to Win It. Cost: $10. Click here to register or learn more about Sibshops.

Science of Music exhibit opening

Saturday, Jan. 20  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect in this exciting exhibit. Feel the rhythm through the drums, find the pitch with the pipe organ, and take the stage in this interactive exploration of sound! Included with general admission, free for members. More info»

Science Café: I Am Potential

Tuesday, Jan. 23  |  6:30 p.m.

Patrick Henry Hughes is a remarkable young man who was born without eyes and without the ability to fully straighten his arms and legs, making him unable to walk. In the face of incredible odds, Patrick has overcome these physical challenges to excel as a musician, student, performer, and public speaker. Patrick started playing the piano at the age of only nine months and also plays the trumpet and sings. He participated in the University of Louisville Marching Band with help from his father, Patrick John Hughes, who tirelessly maneuvered Patrick’s wheelchair through the formations during practices and games with the other 220+members of the Cardinal Marching Band. Free and open to the public. More info»

Chinese New Year

Sunday, Feb. 4  |  1 – 5 p.m.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog! Join us as we celebrate Chinese art, music, history, dance and more. Make sure to stop by at 3 p.m. for the exciting traditional lion dance. This free event is made possible through partnership with the Confucious Institute at MTSU and is Sponsored by the Nissan Foundation.

Parent’s Night Out

Friday, Feb. 9  |  5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Need a night out? Don’t hire a sitter, drop the kids off at Discovery Center! The evening includes supper, museum exploration time, hands-on activities and games. More info & Registration»

All Access Night

Friday, Feb. 16  |  5:30 – 8 p.m.

This All Access Night is all about the Winter Olympics! You’ll be able to try your hand at a few of our favorite winter sports (with indoor modifications). Click here to learn more! Sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance.


Tuesday – Friday – 3:30 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.












Mondays – 3:30 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.


Jan. 1: Marshmallow Sparklers

Jan. 22: Bagel Snowmen

Jan. 29: Apple Granola Snack Wraps


Feb. 5: Creamy Salsa Dip

Feb. 12: Heart Toast

Feb. 19: Fresh Fruit Pops

Feb. 26: No Bake Energy Bites




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













Mondays & Tuesdays at 9 a.m. 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!

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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. For siblings ages 8-13.

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