Special Events



Nerd Trivia (21+)

Thursday, May 24  |  7 – 9 p.m.

The Green Dragon Pub and Brewery, 714 F West Main St, Murfreesboro

Join your two favorite local museums, the Discovery Center and Adventure Science Center, for a night of trivia fun. We’ll be taking over the pub to challenge your neurons with our unique take on the traditional bar trivia night. Don’t forget, there are prizes too! Attendees must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Center. More info»

Summer Camps begin

Tuesday, May 29

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. More info & registration»

Secret Garden Party and Garden Tours

June 1 – 3

Secret Garden Week is one of the highlights of the summer social season in Middle Tennessee. The series of events—which allows participants to get sneak peeks at gardens hidden in backyards or behind walls or fences in and around Murfreesboro—also serves as a major fundraiser for the Discovery Center. From the backyards of amateur gardeners to professional landscaping projects, the tour features the horticultural talents of local residents. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Center. More info & tickets»

All Access Night

Friday, June 15  |  5:30 – 8 p.m.

All Access Nights are a time when the Discovery Center is open for special needs families only. You will be able to explore the exhibits, meet a few Discovery Center animals, and refuel for more play with a quick snack. All Access Nights are free of charge but do require an RSVP. All Access Nights are sponsored by Jackson National Life InsuranceMore info & RSVP»