Events at Discovery Center 

Summer of Science 2015

Classes are Mon-Thur, June 8 - July 30
Registration March 17 until filled

Cost* & Time:

Pre-K/K (Ages 4-5)

$75 member, $85 nonmember

Grades 1-8

$165 member, $185 non member

 *some workshops do have additional supply fees


Miles from Tomorrowland

Activities: 10 am-12 pm and 1 pm-3 pm on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

Location: Astronomy Gallery

All activities included with general admission.


Space Vehicle Activites: July 20, 24, 25, 27, 31, August 1

Join us on Monday, Friday and Saturday as we create vehicles we would use to travel through space.


Draw Planet Activities: August 7, 8, 14, 15

Join us on Fridays and Saturdays to create your own planet to hang in our Astronomy Gallery.


Robot Activities: August 21, 22, 28, 29

Every cosmic explorer needs a robot friend! Join us on Fridays and Saturdays as we explore robots.


Mini Maker Activities

August 1st-31st

It is Maker Month at the Discovery Center. All month we will have special activities in our Exploratory Lab for visitors. Come invent, create and make with us! 

Activities included with general admission. 


Discovery After Dark: The 1980's

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Discovery Center of Springfield

Who: Adults 21+

Cost: Members: FREE Non-Members: $10. Cash bar avaliable.

What: Join us for an adults night of play at the Discovery Center. Participate in our scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes, explore all of the exhibits, and much more! 


The Ozarks Mini Maker Faire

THE OZARKS MINI MAKER FAIRE & INNOVATION EXPO will be held on August 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 6p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center. It will be a family friendly event with all sorts of hands-on activities for makers of all ages. Young Makers (kids 8-18) will have their projects displayed at the Discovery Center. For more information, visit