Events at Discovery Center 

Maker Faire

September 10th
10:00am - 5:00pm
Located at the Springfield Exposition Center
Adults $10
Seniors/Youth/Students $8
Children 4 and under are FREE

Join DCS and 150+ exhibiting makers and speakers for a day of hands-on creating, making, and doing at the Ozark's Mini Maker Faire.

Grandparents Day

September 11th
1:00pm -5:00pm

Grandparents visiting Discovery Center will receive FREE admission

Homeschool Day

September 13th
10:00am - 11:00am

$15 for members/$20 for nonmembers

DCS is excited to introduce its first ever Homeschool Day for area homeschooling families and co-ops. This month's topic is Electricity and Magnetism.

Register here

Science Sprouts

September 16th
Story times at 10:00am and 1:00pm followed by science demonstration

Cost included with general admission

This month's theme is Lego Sprouts. Kids will play with Legos and hear stories on building, learning, and growing.

Member's Only Tinkerfest

September 17th
10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-3:00pm

Members--join us for a day of tinkering, breaking, creating, and making in this FREE members only event. Participants will make a toy car from deconstructed electronics to take home.

Register by calling 862-9910

Museum Day Live

September 24th
9:00am - 6:00pm

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Come play at DCS for free when you present a Museum Day Live! ticket at the front desk.

For more information and to download your ticket, click here.

Parent/Child Workshop

September 24th
9:30am - 11:30am or 1:00pm - 3:00pm
$35 for members/$40 for nonmembers

Join DCS educators Valerie and Anna as you learn about the food chain and energy transfer in a dissection workshop. Participants will dissect a mouse and an owl pellet.

Register here.

Exploratory Lab

September's lab theme is Maker Space

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