Events at Discovery Center 

Dissection Workshop

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm OR 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This month's dissection is scorpion and lamprey! In the Dissection Workshop, you and your child will learn about animal classification, identifying features of specific specimens, and have a guided dissection experience with a Discovery Center educator. 

Register here:


Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 11th 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Discovery Center will be OPEN on Veteran's Day.

Military families will receive FREE admission.


America Recycles Day

November 14th, 2015 all day

Everyone wll receive FREE admission to the DSC! Come celebrate national America Recycles Day and learn more about how you can do your part to help our environment.

This event is sponsored by the City of Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services.


Science Sprouts

Friday, November 20th, 2015

This month's theme is "Dinosaur Explorer!" 

Activities are included in general admission.


Festival of Trees

Saturday, November 21st, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m

Join us for the 30th year of Festival of Trees, Discovery Center's biggest benefit auction that supports our mission of preparing the next generation of scientists, advancing science literacy, and extending our programs to children throughout the region. Click here for more information. 


Thanksgiving Holiday

The Discovery Center will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday, November 26th, 2015.


Exploratory Lab

This month's theme is "From Trash to Treasures."

The Exploratory Lab is located on the 2nd floor of the east building in the Phenomena Gallery.