Programs & Events



All Access Night

Friday, April 20  |  5:30 – 8 p.m.

All Access Nights are a time for special-needs families to enjoy the Discovery Center’s exhibits. The event is free but requires a reservation. Sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance. More info & RSVP»

Arts in April: A Day with the Laureates (Free Day)

Saturday, April 28  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Discovery Center presents an exciting day celebrating the rich artistry of Cultural Arts Murfreesboro’s inaugural Artist Laureates Jessica Nelson (Photography Laureate), Kory Wells (Poetry Laureate), and Ginny Togrye (Painter Laureate). Join us for staff- and artist-led hands-on art activities, interact with the artists through questions, and learn about the different processes and the history of the art form they represent. Free and open to the public. Supported in part by the Arts Build Communities program of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Shakesbeer (21+)

Friday, May 4  |  7 p.m.

The Wherefore art thou Jedi? Use the force at this year’s Shakesbeer festival, celebrating “May the 4th (be with you)”! The event takes place—in a galaxy not so far away—at the Discovery Center’s serene Murfree Spring natural area and features theatrical performances by Murfreesboro Little Theatre, M-PROV, and Inebriated Shakespeare along with a variety of craft brews to sample. Attendees must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Center. Tickets & info»


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.


March 5: PB Apple Granola Snack Wraps
March 12: Shamrock Quesadillas
March 19: Over the Veggie Rainbow
March 26: Easy Frozen Treats

April 2: Easy Spring Snack Mix
April 9: Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
April 16: Lunch Box Kabobs
April 23: Ants on a Log
April 30: Edible Tree Snack



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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