Programs & Events




Friday, Nov. 17  |  5 – 9 p.m.

Calling all sibs who want to have a night of fun, friends and high-energy games. Sibshops are recreational support programs designed for the typically developing siblings of special needs children. At our November Sibshop, you can expect to play an intense game of last kid standing, make a delicious turkey dinner and talk to other kids about the reality of having a sibling with special needs. Sibshops are for children ages 8-13 and registration is just $10 per child. Registration & more info»

Superhero Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 18  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come celebrate your favorite comics, superheroes and villains. While here you’ll be able to discover the science behind your favorite super powers — explore the freezing powers of Dr. Freeze with liquid nitrogen, create your own Captain America shield, participate in a costume contest and much more! Included with admission, free for members. More info»

Throwback Thursday: 1987

Thursday, Nov. 30  |  1 – 5 p.m.

Celebrating Discovery Center’s 30th anniversary we are throwing it back to our 1987 admission prices! From 1 – 5 p.m. enjoy $2 admission. More info»

Holiday Open House

Saturday, Dec. 2  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate holidays around the world at our annual Holiday Open House! Learn tricks for staying healthy throughout the holidays, take a picture with Santa, decorate a giant gingerbread house and much more. This free event is sponsored by the Nissan Foundation and FedEx Ground. More info»

25 Days of Discovery

Dec. 2 – 30  |  Weekdays at 11 a.m. & Weekends at 2 p.m.

Have some holiday fun during 25 Days of Discovery! The series of events kicks-off with Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2 and wraps-up with the biggest pajama party in Murfreesboro, Countdown to Noon Saturday, Dec. 30, with lots of hands-on holiday fun in between. 25 Days of Discovery is included with admission, free for members. More info»

Parents’ Night Out: Ice, Ice, Baby

Saturday, Dec. 9  |  5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Need a night out? Don’t hire a sitter, drop your kids off for a night of fun at Discovery Center! On Saturday, Nov. 3 Parent’s Night Out is all about ice. The evening includes supper, museum exploration time, hands-on activities and a themed snack and film. Registration & more info»

All Access Night

Friday, Dec. 15  |  5:30 – 8 p.m.

All Access Nights are a time for special needs families to enjoy Discovery Center exhibits and programs. Join us for milk and cookies, ornament making and more holiday fun! All Access Nights are sponsored by Jackson National Life. The event is free, but RSVP’s are required. Click here to RSVP online or by emailing

Winter Break Camp

Dec. 21 – 22, Dec. 27 – 29  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

When school is out, camp is in! The Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Campers are divided into different age groups each with their own Camp Counselor and age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize and have fun! Each camp offers the opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and free play outdoors, weather permitting. Snack is provided by Discovery Center each afternoon. Registration & more info»

Countdown to Noon

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

Join us as we ring in 2018 with the biggest pajama party in Murfreesboro! We’ll kick off 2018 with fun New Years activities like karaoke, Wii dance party, a resolution wall, art & tinkering projects and the iconic balloon drop at noon. Included with admission, free for members. More 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.


Nov. 6: Cheddar Apple Mini Sandwich

Nov. 13: Ant Attack

Nov. 20: Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags

Nov. 27: Owl S’mores


Dec. 4: Banana Maple Yogurt Parfait

Dec. 11: Reindeer Chow

Dec. 18: Candy Cane 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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