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Did you know?

  • Since 2002, Discovery Center of Springfield's Outreach programs have delivered hands-on, highly interactive GLE aligned science content lessons to over 56,000 students in the surrounding region
  • Discovery Center's educators hold a bachelor's degree or higher in a science field
  • Discovery Center has over 20 different programs that can be delivered to classrooms within a 2-hour driving radius
  • There are two ways DCS educators can come to your school or organization: 1-time visit or through our 8-week program

1-Time Visit Outreach Program topics

Discovery Center offers 45-minute programs for early learners age 4-6 and a 1 hour program geared to kindergarten through high school. This enrichment program is brought to your classroom and can accomodate up to 30 students at a time. The same program can be repeated consecutively up to three times per one day. The first program is $150. The same program can be repeated for an additional $100 each, with a maximum of 3 consecutive programs at one location during the same morning or afternoon. Additional supply and mileage fees may apply (more info).

8-Week Program

DCS educators come to your classroom for one hour per week for 7 weeks. During the 8th week, we arrange a field trip to the Center, enabling the children to apply all they have learned to everyday life through our innovative exhibits. Over 15,000 students in the Southwest Missouri region have benefited from this program. Schools that have participated in this program had an average of 57% of 5th grade students score proficient or advanced on the 2012 science MAP test (more info).