Events at Discovery Center 

Academy of Exploration-1st day of School

Wednesday, August 17th

Springfield Public Schools has their first day of school and the Academy of Exploration will be back at DCS. If you visit, you'll notice the students in the classrooms on the 4th floor of the West building. Throughout the school year, they assist the Center as docents, operations crew, and more.

National Way Day of Caring

Thursday, August 18th

Many thanks to the United Way and volunteers. Volunteers will be working on several big projects around DCS that day.

National Aviation Day

Friday, August 19th
Included in general admission

Join us for an aviation themed day. Meet pilots from OzAir, participate in a paper airplane contest, and hear special aviation themed stories at 12pm and 2pm.


Saturday, September 3rd
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Included in general admission

Join us for our 5th Annual Bubblefest! We will have activites that explore the science of bubbles! You do not want to miss out on the fun.

Exploratory Lab

August's lab theme is Summer Olympics.
September's lab theme is Maker Space

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