Special Events



Wreck it Weekend

Saturday, Nov. 17  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get prepared for Ralph Breaks The Internet with a fun day of activities at Discovery Center! Visitors will get a chance to experience virtual reality, learn about circuits, make a cart for their own Sugar Rush derby and more! Included with admission. More info»


Nerd Trivia at Puckett’s

114 N Church St, Murfreesboro, TN
Tuesday, Nov. 20  |  7 – 9 p.m.

Join your two favorite local museums, the Discovery Center and Adventure Science Center, for another night of Nerd Trivia fun! We’ll be taking over Puckett’s on the square to challenge your brain with our unique twist on traditional bar trivia. Don’t forget, there are prizes too! Must be 21 or older to attend. More info»


Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 22  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 for our Turkey Day Celebration.


Turkey Day

Friday, Nov. 23  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gobble gobble gobble! Bring the family to Discovery Center for a fun-filled turkey day event. Throughout the day we will have snacks, crafts, story time, and live animals. Included with admission. More info»


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»


Holiday Open House (Free Day)

Saturday, Dec. 1  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate holidays around the world with our annual Holiday Open House. You’ll learn tricks for staying healthy through the holidays, take a picture with Santa, decorate the giant gingerbread house, and so much more. This free event is sponsored by the Nissan Foundation. Free admission.


All Access Night

Friday, Dec. 14  |  5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Our next All Access Night will be Friday, Dec. 14! All access nights are a time for special needs families to enjoy Discovery center exhibits and programs. Join us for special holiday-themed programs. 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»