Events at Discovery Center 

September

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - January 4, 2015 -  Green Revolution - Smithsonian Traveling exhibit sponsored and developed by Missouri State University College of Natural & Applied Science, City Utilities of Springfield, City of Springfield Enviornmental Services, SMC Packaging and The Print Group.  Discovery Center is proud to debut an eco-friendly, minimal carbon footprint exhibit.  Springfield partners have contributed in building this "eco-zibit" and brought local information to inform and engage visitors of all ages with the critical issues concerning the future health of our planet.  

Friday, September 19, 2014 - Science Sprout Day Kick-off - The 3rd Friday of each month from September-February we invite all young learners up to age 6 to learn, explore and discover a different topic each month.  September's theme is Bubbles! Enjoy story time with Park Central Library 10am & 1pm and a special science demonstration at 11am & 2pm.  General Admission applies.  Partnership with Park Central Library.  

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Bubble Fest 10am-2pm - Back by popular demand, Bubble Fest 2014. If you missed last year's Bubble Fest join us this year for the fun activities we have planned for the Bubble Fest.  Is it possible to blow a square bubble? What ingredients make a good bubble? Can you make a tower of bubbles? Join us for a day that is sure to be bubbling over in fun! General Admission applies.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Robot Workshop - 10am-12pm or 1-3pm - Robot workshops continue to be a great learning adventure for both parents and children.  Both parent and child will work closely with Discovery Center staff to build a functional robot.  Learn about instructions, gears, circuits, and other mechanical parts. Each workshop will focus on a different type of robot and different age level. T4Transofrming Solar Robot Ages 6+. Pre-register on-line or contact Guest Services, 417-862-9910 Ext 706. Members $40, Non-Members $45 (includes robot)

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Smithsonian Magazine's 10th Annual Museum Day Live! at Discovery Center of Springfield. Download a ticket and visit Discovery Center Saturday Sept 27th and get 2 guests in free for that day.

October

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - FREE Admission to all to Discovery Center of Springfield 9am-7pm. Sponsored by Missouri State University. MSU as one of the sponsors of Green Revolution wanted to give the opportunity for all Springfeild region to enjoy this exhibit and what Discovery Center has to offer.

Friday, October 3, 2014 - First Friday ArtWalk 6om-10pm - DCS partnering with OTC Fine Art Students to build a recycled creation in the lobby.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Science Cafe - 6:30-8:00pm at Mille's Cafe "Maroon Never Looked So Green—Sustainable Practices at Missouri State University!”  Energy reduction….carbon footprint….waste reduction….conservation….common terms we’re familiar with, but what do they look like in action?  And what do they look like in a college setting?  Join us for a behind the scenes view of several of the practices put into place by Missouri State University staff, and the outcomes of some simple practices that anyone can implement at home.  From energy management to reducing your carbon “foodprint”, Pilar Karlen and Tony Hein will share ways MSU is emphasizing green!

Friday, October 17, 2014 -Science Sprout Day 9am-10pm- The 3rd Friday of each month from September-February we invite all young learners up to age 6 to learn, explore and discover a different topic each month.  October theme is Fizzing & Foaming - Chemistry Fun.  Enjoy story time with Park Central Library 10am & 1pm and a special science demonstration at 11am & 2pm.  General Admission applies.  Partnership with Park Central Library.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Maker Workshop - 10am-12pm or 1-3pm - These workshops will introduce parent/child duos to skills that involve making or creating something! Our DCS educators will demonstrate the basics, and then you get to put the sills to work to make something unique!  Turn your Smartphone into a portable microscope! Pre-register on-line or contact Guest Services at 417-862-9910 Ext 706.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - Halloween Night at the Museum - 6:30-9:30pm Come join the Halloween fun Discovery Center style.  All ages wear your costume and explore the museum, visit a variety of science activity stations floating, flaming, sparking, sliming - a night of scientific fun for the whole family. Expect the unexpected! This has become the most exciting halloween event in the region. Admission: adults & children, $10 non-members, $7 members, free children 2 & under.