September at the Discovery Center: Hispanic Heritage Day and more

The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come join the fun! More info at www.explorethedc.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

All Access Night
Thursday, Sept. 9 | 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. More info at https://explorethedc.org/allaccess/

Hispanic Heritage Day (Free Day)
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 | 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 at https://explorethedc.org/hispanic-heritage/

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Mindblowing Matinee
Wednesday through Saturday | 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
How cold is liquid nitrogen? What is visible light? Do reptiles lay eggs? Join Discovery Center staff as we explore the amazing world of science through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Included with admission. More info at https://explorethedc.org/mind-blowing-matinee/. Schedule (subject to change):

Sept. 1-4: Floating Compass
Sept. 8-11: Static Electricity
Sept. 15-18: Beans in a Bag
Sept. 22-25: Egg in a Bottle Experiment
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2: Oobleck

Homeschool Learning Pod Field Trips
Thursdays, beginning Sept. 2 | 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! Fee applies. More info at https://explorethedc.org/homeschool/. Schedule (subject to change):

Sept. 2 – Animal Showcase: Amphibians
Sept. 9 – Engaging Engineers: Discovering DNA
Sept. 16 – Wetland Wonders
Sept. 23 – Power Players: Solar Power
Sept. 30 – Amazing Anatomy Dissection Labs: Frog Dissection

Scout-urdays
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! Fee applies. More info at https://explorethedc.org/scouts. Schedule (subject to change):

Sept. 11 – Wandering in the Wetlands

SPARK!
Select Mondays | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Discovery Center’s SPARK! program is for children ages 1-6 and their caregivers to enjoy socially distanced hands-on exploratory STEAM learning and play. Enjoy music and motion, stories, yoga stretches, and guided activities with Discovery Center staff! Fee applies. Advance registering is strongly encouraged, as spaces are limited. More info at https://explorethedc.org/spark/. Schedule (subject to change):

Sept. 13 – Giraffes Can’t Dance
Sept. 27 – Apple Trouble

About the Discovery Center
The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on, environmental, cultural and educational museum located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. More than 120,000 children and families visit annually, exploring exhibits and participating in programs that promote STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) education. Adjacent to the Center is the protected Murfree Spring wetlands, a natural habitat for a variety of fish, amphibians and birds. Located at 502 S.E. Broad Street in Murfreesboro, TN. For more information, visit www.explorethedc.org or call (615) 890-2300.

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