Programs & Events



Makerspace Grand Opening

Saturday, Sept. 23  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Be a part of the national tinkering movement! Join us for special opening day activities and be the first to explore the newest addition to Makerspace, Imagination Playground big blue blocks! Included with admission, free for members. More info»


Friday, Sept. 29  |  5 – 9 p.m.

Calling all sibs who want to have a night full of fun, friends and high-energy games! Sibshops are recreational support programs designed for the typically developing siblings of special needs children. At our Sept. Sibshop, you can expect to play an intense game of Last Kid Standing, create and enjoy a delicious dinner and talk to other sibs about the reality of having a sibling with special needs. More info & registration»

30 Experiments

Saturday, Sept. 30  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In celebration of Discovery Center’s 30th anniversary, enjoy 30 experiments showcasing the upcoming Tennessee STEAM Festival next month. Included with admission, free for members. More info & registration»

Fall Break Camp

Oct. 2-6  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

When school is out, camp is in! Join us for Fall Break Camp as we explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). From a forensic scientist to an astronaut, campers will experience a range of real-life careers and the skills associated with each profession. Sign up for the entire week or choose the days that work best for you. More info & registration»

Science Café: Robots, Spaceships, and Greeblies

Thursday, Oct. 12  |  6:30 p.m.

Join us as we welcome maker-extraordinaire Chris Lee of Anode Inc. for the topic “Robots, Spaceships, and Greeblies — Build Your Dream.” Chris is co-chair of the Nashville Mini Maker Faire and a founding member of the Apparition Abolishers, an award-winning steampunk costuming group. He was also one of the first Stormtroopers of the Star Wars costuming group The 501st Legion. We encourage you to bring your children to this event! Free and open to the public. Supported by the Nashville section of the American Chemical Society. More info»

STEAM Festival

Oct. 12 – 22

The Tennessee STEAM Festival is a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) unlike anything ever seen in the state of Tennessee. It’s a community festival spanning across East, Middle and West Tennessee that will raise awareness and build interest in learning across different ages, neighborhoods and education levels. More info»

Great Pumpkin Festival

Thursday, Oct. 26  |  4 – 7 p.m.

To understand your future you must first find your ninja roots! Join us for this year’s Lego Ninjago themed celebration with hands-on activities, maker projects, costume contests and much more! Admission $4 per person, free for members.

Graveyard Golf Tournament

Saturday, Oct. 28  |  6 p.m.

Join us on the golf corpse for Discovery Center’s annual glow golf tournament — the only night when a scary round is a good thing! Proceeds from the event support the Discovery Center. More info & tickets»



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.

Sept. 4: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Balls

Sept. 11: Cucumber Roll-ups

Sept. 18: Waffle Fruit Kabobs

Sept. 25: Watermelon Pizza



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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