Events at Discovery Center
10:00am - 5:00pm
Located at the Springfield Exposition Center
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 visiting Discovery Center will receive FREE admission
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.
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
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
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.
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.
September's lab theme is Maker Space
The Exploratory Lab is located on the 2nd floor of the east building in the Phenomena Gallery.