Special Events


Chinese New Year Celebration (Free Day)

Sunday, Feb. 2  |  1 – 5 p.m.

Learn, experience, and participate in the traditions of the Lunar New Year! We’re celebrating the Year of the Rat and exploring Chinese culture, including music, arts, and a theatrical production of the Chinese folktale “The Mouse Bride.” Free and open to the public. This event is made possible through partnership with the Confucius Institute at MTSU. Sponsored by the Nissan Foundation. More info»

MathRox exhibit opens

Saturday, Feb. 8  |  10 a.m.

Divide and conquer a range of life-size games, puzzles and building challenges designed to multiply your math skills. Infinite variables await as you solve brainteasers and explore hands-on activities. The common denominator is fun, so make sure you’re part of the equation! Opening day includes special activities. Included with admission. More info»

All Access Night

Tuesday, Feb. 11  |  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. Sponsored by Jackson National Life. Reservations for this program are suggested but not required. More info»

Homeschool Lab: Amazing Anatomy – Sheep Heart Dissection Lab

Wednesday, Feb. 12  |  2 – 3 p.m.

Explore the parts of the body and functions of organs through hands-on investigations and dissection of a sheep heart! Info & registration»

Engineers Week

Feb. 17-22  |  11 a.m.

Join us during the Presidents’ Day holiday on Feb. 17 as we kick off our celebration of all things engineering! Learn about the first female winner of the Gran Prix, Ewy Rosqvist, with a special giveaway from Mercedes/Mattel. Test drive with Mattel tracks and stop by all week long to design, build, and test your own engineered creations! Programs will be presented at 11 a.m. each day. More info»

Presidents’ Day Camp – Amusement Park Engineers

Monday, Feb. 17  |  9 a.m – 4 p.m.

Take a ride on the science side as Discovery Center celebrates Engineers Week during Presidents’ Day Camp. Campers will get the chance to design and race cars on ramps, work with ziplines, and make the world spin with a merry-go-round! Info & registration»

Spring Break Camp – Earth & Space Explorers

March 30 – April 3

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ―John Muir
Join the Discovery Center for Spring Break Camp as we explore not only our earth, but the universe around us. Campers will wander into our unique wetland habitat, take a look at clouds, blast off with rockets, wrap their minds around planets, and glow with stars! Info & registration»