The Discovery Center has EXPANDED ITS HOURS to Sunday. Face masks are no longer required. However, masks are highly encouraged for those visitors not yet vaccinated. More info at www.explorethedc.org.
Secret Garden Party
Friday, June 4 | 7 p.m.
Join us for an elegant evening under the stars while supporting Discovery Center. At the home of Judy & Ken Stone. Chairs: Kelly Goodman and Maegan Snyder.
Tickets at https://explorethedc.org/sgp/
Secret Garden Tour
Saturday, June 5 | 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, June 6 | 1 pm – 4 pm
From the backyards of amateur gardeners to professional landscaping projects, the tour features the horticultural talents of local residents. Tickets at https://explorethedc.org/sgp/
Enchanted Garden Princess Tea
Sunday, June 6 | 1 p.m.
Come meet your favorite princesses and enjoy a special tea party at the Discovery Center! Guests will enjoy boxed treats, craft stations, a bubble dance party, time to meet a variety of popular princesses, plus admission to the Discovery Center. Tickets at https://explorethedc.org/sgp/
Begins June 7
Available for Pre-K through 5th grade.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Before Care: 7:30 – 9:00 am, After Care: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Register at https://explorethedc.org/camps/
June 7 – 11 & July 12 – 16
Put your skills to the test as we light the torch for the 2021 Campology Olympics! Camper olympians will build their STEAM strengths and participate in different olympic games such as archery, rowing, and relays.
June 14 – 18 & July 19 – 23
Captain Planet is coming to visit the Murfree Spring wetlands, and needs your help! Can you be an environmental hero and help save the wetlands? Campers will spend the week learning about different sources of renewable energy and get a chance to explore the wetlands with creek stomps, habitat exploration walks, and more.
June 21 – 25 & July 26 – 30
The clues are all coming together, now — evidence of summer fun and exploration all point to Campology! Join us at camp as we embark on a mysterious week of sleuthing, puzzle-solving, scavenger hunts, and designing our own escape room.
Once Upon an Animal
June 28 – July 2 & August 2 – 6
“Once upon a time, there was a strong knight, Lord Stanley the ferret. Stanley and his animal pals decided they wanted to go to summer camp…” Animal lovers and story fans, we need you to help us finish this tale! Bring your imagination as we explore fairy tale favorites, encounter legendary animals, and create our own epic stories.
Coding Camp – Robot Royale
June 14-18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Camp Location: Stewarts Creek Middle School, Room 908
Grades: 6th – 8th
This STEM summer camp will allow participants to experience the exciting field of robotic design, construction, and coding as well as will learn basic circuitry and mechanical skills as they play through a series of robotic challenges.
Weekend In The Wetlands
Fridays in June | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
What better way to spend a beautiful day than to be out at the Murfree Spring Wetlands? Get a guided walk from our staff, meet a wetland animal, or experience other exciting outdoor activities all as part of Weekends in The Wetlands! Fee applies. Register at https://explorethedc.org/weekend-in-the-wetlands/
Upcoming programs (subject to change):
- June 4 – Wetland Animals and Otter Art Craft
- June 11 – Wetland Walk and Water Flow Engineering
- June 18 – Wetland Activities
- June 25 – Wetland Walk and Terrarium Building
Playdates at Discovery Center
Reserve the Discovery Center for your small group playdate, and have the museum all to yourselves for two hours! It’s a great way to enjoy all the Discovery Center’s exhibits while keeping group size to a minimum. Fee applies. More info at https://explorethedc.org/playdates/
Birthdays & Private Rentals
Have you ever wanted an entire museum to yourself? Discovery Center is now offering rentals of our museum to host your party! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, family reunion, or just an evening of play and exploration, Discovery Center is the place to be! More info at https://explorethedc.org/birthdays.
Birthday themes include:
- Wetland Wonders
- Creature Feature
- Wakanda Superhero Party
- Frozen Fun
- Build & Craft [Minecraft]
Science of Music exhibit
Music is scientific! Visit our featured exhibit and learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect! Feel the rhythm through the drums, find the pitch with the pipe organ, and take the stage in this interactive exploration of sound. Exhibit included with general admission and free for members. More info at https://explorethedc.org/scienceofmusic/.
Join us on a journey of REDISCOVERY in 2021! With science leading the way towards overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, Discovery Center invites you to come along as we offer reimagined ways of learning and having fun together.
Immunization and mitigation efforts continue to offer our community a greater sense of relief from these enormously challenging times, and Discovery Center is committed to being a resource for those seeking to re-engage in a variety of activities and programs. #rediscover2021