Special Events

Homeschool Learning Pod Field Trips

Thursdays  |  3-4 p.m.

Be a part of our special programs designed for homeschool students to connect, have fun, and learn together. Reserve your spot today! Info & registration»


2nd Saturday of each month  |  2:30-3:30 p.m.

Discovery Center welcomes all Scouting groups with awesome experiences designed to meet badge, pin, loop and rank requirements while learning new skills in an interactive environment! Info & registration»

Hispanic Heritage Day (Free Day)

Saturday, Sept. 25  |  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with exciting activities led by Discovery Center staff and community partners. Free and open to the public. Limited capacity. Sponsored by The Nissan Foundation. More info»

Fall Break Camp

Oct. 4-8

There’s no better way to spend fall break than with a bucket of popcorn and binge-ing your favorite streaming services, except STEAM-ing up those movies, shows, and music at Discovery Center’s Fall Break Camp! Put down the tablet and turn off the TV, this week of camp will focus on science experiments, engineering builds, and creative projects as we explore the world of on-demand media. Info & registration»

All Access Night

Thursday, Oct. 14  |  5-8 p.m.

All Access Nights are a time for special-needs families to enjoy the Discovery Center’s exhibits in a sensory-friendly environment. Sponsored by SEC, Inc. Limited capacity. Free; RSVP recommended. Info & registration»

Tennessee STEAM Festival

Oct. 15-24

Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) are coming to life at the 5th annual Tennessee STEAM Festival. Join the fun at events across the state! More info»


Saturday, Oct. 23  |  1-5 p.m.

Join Discovery Center and a special mix of local artists, scientists, and engineers for all-ages, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) fun! Plus, half-price admission to Discovery Center from 1 to 4 p.m.! This event is free and outdoors at Discovery Center, rain or shine. Sponsored by FirstBank. More info»