Message from the DCS Education Director

From communicating by Morse code to communicating by text messaging, advances in science and technology have transformed daily life! New discoveries occur on a daily basis, and it's hard for any one person to keep pace! The students in your classrooms are the physicians, engineers, bio-medical researchers or environmental chemists of the future. Discovery Center of Springfield exists to serve as a resource for you, the classroom teacher, as a tool for helping meet not only grade level expectations in science, but also to light a spark of excitement in your students for science learning. 

In addition to being a field trip destination, we have a wealth of programs that we can bring to your school site. In addition, we have a team of highly qualified educators skilled in providing inquiry learning techniques, hands-on science experiences, and content expertise. We hope this school year is one of your best and that you seek out Discovery Center science resources to help you ignite the spark of science learning for the next generation!

Educational and Enrichment Programs for Children and Adults

Discovery Center’s mission is "life long learning"; therefore, our exhibits, fundraisers, and educational programs entice all ages to continue learning and enjoy life. 

Take a few moments to investigate the variety of educational enrichment opportunities we have available for both children and adults. We have:

  • Field trips
  • Outreach programs
  • Robot and dissection workshops
  • Book clubs
  • Science Sprout days
  • Summer workshops
  • Adult Science Cafe
  • Behind Science events
  • And much more
Some workshops can be messy, so please dress your child (and yourself) appropriately! Please make other arrangements for siblings not registered in the workshop.