Special Events




25 Days of Discovery

Dec. 1 – 25  |  Weekdays at 11 a.m., Weekends at 2 p.m.

Explore holidays around the world at the Discovery Center during our 25 Days of Discovery. The series of events kicks off with the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, and wraps up with the biggest pajama party in Murfreesboro on Dec. 31, with lots of hands-on holiday fun in between! Included with admission, free for members. More info»


All Access Night

Friday, Dec. 14  |  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Our next All Access Night is right around the corner! All Access Nights are a time for special needs families to enjoy Discovery center exhibits and programs. Join us for special holiday-themed programs, including a picture with Santa. All access Nights are sponsored by Jackson National Life. The event is free, but RSVPs are required. RSVP online or by emailing ksmith@explorethedc.org. Registration»


Books and Biscuits with the Big Red Dog

Sunday, Dec. 16  |  2 – 4 p.m.

Join Clifford and his pals for a light snack at the Discovery Center! Enjoy cookies and milk while we read about Clifford’s adventures, and even get your own book signed by Clifford himself! Registration»


Winter Break Camp

Dec. 21, 27, 28; Jan. 3, 4  |  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! The theme for Winter Break Camp will be ‘Opposites Attract‘, with themes such as Fire and Ice, Light and Dark, and Realism and Abstract.  Registration»


Museum Closed

Dec. 24 – 25  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Discovery Center will be closed on December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will reopen at normal time (10 a.m.) on Wednesday, Dec. 26 as we continue our 25 Days of Discovery celebration with the ‘Snowstorm in a Jar’ activity at 2 p.m.


Countdown to Noon

Monday, Dec. 31  |  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us as we ring in 2019 with the biggest pajama party in Murfreesboro! We’ll officially kick off 2019 with fun New Year’s activities like karaoke, Wii dance party, a resolution wall, special art and tinkering projects, and the iconic balloon drop at noon! Included with admission, free for members.


Museum Closed

Monday, Jan. 7  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Discovery Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 7 for our annual cleaning and maintenance day. We will reopen at normal time (10 a.m.) on Tuesday, Jan. 8.