Events at Discovery Center 

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 Springfield 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 - DCS will close at 5:00pm to prepare for Halloween Night at the Museum - reopen at 6:30pm

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.

November


Friday, November 7, 2014 - Friday Night Art Walk 6-10pm -Discovery Center and OTC Fine Arts Dept to bring interactive art and sustainability.  Join Kat Allie, OTC professor of Fine Art, as she demonstrates Encaustic painting. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax.  Experience art and nature during Friday Night Art Walk in Discovery Center lobby.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Opening of 50 years of Wilderness Through the Lens of Missouri's 8 Wilderness Areas - This photography exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act with a photo journey to the eight Missouri Wilderness areas.  Photographic images by Richard Spener and Toni Armstrong will inform, excite and inspire visitors to learn more about our state's treasured wilderness.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - America Recycles Day 9am-6pm Free Admission.
Visit with community representatives who specialize in recycling, spend some time in our Build-A-Car area and try to create something new from recycled materials.  Enjoy the current eco-zibt, Green Revolution, and the new photography exhibit, 50 years of Wilderness Through the Lens of Missouri's 8 Wilderness areas. 

Friday, November 21, 2014 - Science Sprout Day - 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.  November's theme is Air All Around Us! 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, November 22, 2014 - 29th Annual Festival of Trees Benefit for Discovery Center. This event will be located at the Old Glass Place across the street from Discovery Center.  6:30pm enjoy cocktails silent auction, featuring themed baskets by DCS Stocking Stars. Dinner and live auction and dancing with Bella Donna.  Live auction items include: 2 Maroon5 tickets at the Sprint Center, beautiful decorated Christmas trees and more. Sponsorship's are available or $250.00 ticket at the door (includes dinner, Mother's Beer and wine). Contact Charlotte McCoy at 417-862-9910 ext 713 for more information.