Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tennessee STEAM Festival

Oct. 11-20 at locations across the state

Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at events across the state during the 3rd annual Tennessee STEAM Festival. The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and incorporates free events at a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. More info at TNsteam.org.


Parents’ Night Out: Spooky Science Night

Friday, Oct. 18  |  5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Drop the kids off at Discovery Center for an entertaining and educational night of spooky fun! The evening includes dinner, museum exploration time, hands-on activities and games! (Ages 4-12.) Info & registration»


National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals

Oct. 21-25  |  11 a.m.

Join Discovery Center staff every day this week at 11 a.m. as we celebrate National Chemistry Week with hands-on chemistry experiments. Learn about the importance of chemistry in everyday life and the marvelous metals we encounter even at breakfast! Included with admission. More info»


Outside the Lunchbox: The Power of Play

Wednesday, Oct. 30  |  12 – 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Copper Ridge Event Venue
3597 Betty Ford Road, Murfreesboro, TN

Enjoy lunch while showing your support for the Discovery Center and education in our community! Keynote Speaker: Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director, Association of Children’s Museums. Info & registration»


Parents’ Night Out

Friday, Nov. 8  |  5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Need a night out? Drop the kids off at Discovery Center for an entertaining and educational night fun! The evening includes dinner, museum exploration time, hands-on activities and games! (Ages 4-12.) Info & registration»


Frozen Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 9   |  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Icy adventures await at Discovery Center! Enjoy a special day of Frozen 2 activities. Become a master of the elements with activities of ice and fire, create your own snowball launcher, and become a star with Disney Karaoke! Included with admission, while supplies lastMore info»


All Access Night

Tuesday, Nov. 12  |  5:30 – 8 p.m.

Join us for an evening tailored to special-needs families so everyone can enjoy the Discovery Center’s exhibits, free of charge. Reservations for this program are suggested but not required. More info»


Homeschool Lab: Pumpkin Power

Wednesday, Nov. 20  |  2 – 3 p.m.

This seasonal tour addresses STEAM curriculum topics – with pumpkins! Use pumpkins in art, math, engineering, and science activities on this unique field study! (K – 5th Grade) Info & registration»


CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 28


Turkey Day

Friday, Nov. 29  |  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Gobble! Gobble! Let’s talk about turkeys. 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»