Free and Reduced Price Events at Discovery Center

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The Discovery Center is offering Free and Reduced Price Events.  I have all the details below for the upcoming events this fall!

Discovery Center

Here is a bit about The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring.  It  is a hands-on, environmental, cultural and educational museum located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. More than 120,000 children and families visit annually, exploring exhibits and participating in programs that promote STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) education. Adjacent to the Center is the protected Murfree Spring wetlands, a natural habitat for a variety of fish, amphibians and birds. Located at 502 S.E. Broad Street in Murfreesboro, TN, the Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call (615) 890-2300.

Check out the free or reduced price days coming up:

Half Price Admission

Saturday, Aug. 5  |  9 – 10 a.m.

It’s almost back-to-school time! To commemorate the end of summer break, we’re offering half-price admission to anyone arriving between 9 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5! Plus, we’ll have special activities to get you geared up for the new school year.


Discover India Day (Free)

Saturday, Aug. 19  |  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our 5th annual Discover India Day is right around the corner! Join us to learn about ancient and modern-day India. Participate in activities, catch performances and much more! Free event sponsored by the Nissan Foundation.


SPARK! is back

Monday, Aug. 21  |  9 – 10 a.m.

Looking for enrichment opportunities for you and your child? Discovery Center’s SPARK! is for children ages 1-6 and their caregivers. Additional charge. More info»


Solar Eclipse

Monday, Aug. 21  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event, Discovery Center will offer special activities. Viewing stations, eclipse education activities and a preview of the Tennessee STEAM Festival will be available with paid admission. We also have important solar eclipse viewing safety information for the community on our website. Free for members, included with admission. More info»


All Access Night

Friday, Aug. 25  |  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Beat the summer heat with a night at the museum and a cool scoop of ice cream at our next All Access Night. All Access Nights are a time for special needs families to enjoy the Discovery Center’s exhibits. All Access Nights are free, but do require a reservation. Sponsored by Jackson National Life Insurance. More info & RSVP»


Half Price Admission

Wednesday, Aug. 30

In celebration of Discovery Center’s 30th anniversary year the first 30 guests admitted to the museum receive half price admission! More info»


Big League Fun!

Now – Sept. 10

Check out our newest temporary exhibit Big League Fun. Explore 2,000 square-feet of hands-on discovery featuring fun baseball activities, simulated game experiences, and trivia challenges that encourage important educational concepts for children and engage fans of all ages. Exhibit activities emphasize the science and math behind baseball and reflect national academic standards for school-age children while encouraging play and an active healthy lifestyle. Included with admission, free for members. More info»

Big League Fun

STEAM Festival 

Oct. 12 – 22, 2017

The Tennessee STEAM Festival is a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) unlike anything ever seen in the state of Tennessee. It’s a community festival spanning across East, Middle and West Tennessee that will raise awareness and build interest in learning across different ages, neighborhoods and education levels. More info»

Tennessee Steam Festival

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