Wednesday, November 13 | Submitted by Charlotte McCoy | Downtown Central
Discovery Center is a great family oriented attraction for the SW Missouri area. 11 different galleries and over 200 different hands on exhibits are available for family members of all ages. Explore a wide variety of interactive science and culture exhibits, all designed to encourage asking questions, investigating, and learning something new! Discovery Center is located at 438 E St. Louis St. in downtown Springfield with free parking in Discovery Center parking lot located east of the main doors. General Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 seniors and $8.00 for children (age 3-15 )and children 2 & under are free. Operating hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday – Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Check out the current traveling exhibit, Treasure! here until December 31, 2013. This exhibit is locally sponsored by Relics Antique Mall and MSU- Dept of Natural and Applied Science. Pan for gold, shoot a pirate ship, pick a lock and find out what Treasures are in your attic are a few interactives. Check the website at www.discoverycenter.org for upcoming events!
Friday, December 20- Science Sprouts 9am-6pm.The 3rd Friday of each month from now till February we invite all young learners up to age 6 to learn, explore and discover a different topic each month. December’s theme is Green Holidays. Enjoy story time with Park Central Library 10am & 1pm and a special science demonstration at 11am & 2pm. General Admission applies.
Looking for a unique gift for a special person that will last far beyond the holidays? Consider DCS Memberships, gifts for the classroom or your favorite teacher. Consider a Discovery Center gift certificate! Whether it’s your child’s teacher, a special family in need, grandparents or a co-worker-the possibilities are endless and there’s a DCS gift certificate to fit any need! Discovery Center’s annual memberships or a certificate for one of our outreach educational programs for schools are unique-the gift of learning is a gift that can last all year long! Purchase memberships on-line or check the website at www.discoverycenter.org or call 417-862-9910.
Discovery Center’s Gizmos Gadgets and More Gift Shop NOW OPEN – Give the Gift of Learning! Stop by our new stocked gift shop. Locally sponsored by GSC International, a science equipment resource a trusted choice for hands on science and teaching aids, educational equipment and lab supplies. The Discovery Center gift shop has a variety of gift ideas to fit any budget. The gift shop is open during DCS general operating hours.
Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25- CLOSED for Christmas.
Monday, December 30, 2013 – Museum OPEN for the day 9am-5pm.
Tuesday, December 31- Museum OPEN for day 9am-5pm.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – DCS Closed for the Holiday
Discovery Center of Springfield is a hands-on interactive science center located at 438 E St. Louis in downtown Springfield, Missouri. Completing an expansion project in September, 2006 to be the 1st LEED Gold Certified building in southwest Missouri. Current Discovery Center hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday- Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Admission is free to members and children 2 & under. $12.00 adults, $10.00 seniors and $8.00 children (3-15).
Discovery Center of Springfield
417-862-9910 Ext. 713