Like universities, children's museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon to The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro. Children younger than 2 get free admission. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get admission for four (a $24 value).
- For $25, you get a 10-admission punch card (a $60 value).
As a museum and nature center, The Discovery Center aims to engage, entertain, and educate young minds through a variety of hands-on exhibits. Kids can find constructive outlets in the creation station, which prompts them to mold clay, draw with chalk, and paint on paper in lieu of the family dog. Teaching tykes about Murfreesboro’s firefighting history, the center also includes a full-size 1954 Oren fire truck. The newest exhibit, Wheels, boasts a time-traveling look at Tennessee’s transportation history as well as a life-size Brio train and a pintsize car garage where grease monkeys-to-be can hone skills on kid-friendly engines, mufflers, and tires.
With the museum's mission to increase accessibility to a multitude of cultures, youngsters can enrich their lives in a day without resorting to the traditional method of watching dozens of back-to-back foreign films. Click here to see the list of upcoming special events.
The Discovery Center
The Discovery Center enlivens kids’ learning experiences by cleverly disguising exhibits as awesome playtime arenas. Tiny tots and even 10-year-olds are encouraged to run wild at this hands-on children’s museum and nature center, trying their hand at the many fun activities.
At the creation station, which is stocked with paint, clay, chalk, paper, and just about anything a young da Vinci or police sketch artist needs, kids are free to unleash their creative potential. Alternatively, at the fire-truck exhibit, they can put on a firefighter’s boots and hat and climb aboard the full-sized 1954 Oren fire truck to learn about a firefighter’s job in Murfreesboro. Nearby, at Tennessee Live!, they can get in touch with their natural surroundings when they come face-to-face with turtles, fish, and snakes at the living stream table, dig in the fossil pit, and learn about the customs of the native Cherokee.
“My son LOVES the Discivery Center! There's so much to learn and do. :)”
“Super fun and my kids loved it from my 10 year old to my 3 year old!”
“loved it, had a great day!”
502 SE Broad St.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130Get Directions