Discovery Museum Hours

Summer SCHEDULE
Open Everyday
Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
PLANETARIUM SHOWs
ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
& Some Holidays

We will be closed for exhibit refurbishment August 24-28.
We will reopen Saturday, August 29 at 10:00AM.

 
field trips available monday-FridaY
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Upcoming Exhibits 

 Opening January 17, 2015

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It’s coming back…

Space Quest!
Our most popular exhibit about science and the solar system is back for 2015 with new and updated hands-on components.

Space Quest! is a major interactive exhibit at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. 

  • Little Astronauts: special play area for visitors five years old and younger. Young astronauts-to-be can dress up in astronaut suits, helmets, and backpacks. They can climb on Moon rocks, drive a Moon Rover, “camp” in the space tent, and enjoy the space manipulatives and toys—while parents rest on benches to observe the fun and take photos.
  • Space Shuttle: School-aged future astronauts can dress in space suits and helmets and pretend to fly a shuttlecraft using cockpit components from a real NASA  training module.
  • Astronaut Training: Visitors of all ages can participate in physical activities that simulate some of the exercises used by NASA to train astronauts and see how it feels to sleep hanging on a wall! There are also educational displays about astronaut food and NASA spinoffs.
  • Science Shuttle: Hands-on experiments with light, magnets, electricity, and more. Visitors can test their performance on various tasks using gloveboxes.
  • Meet the Neighbors: Various displays introduce the planets in our solar system and their unique qualities, as well as the Sun and Earth’s moon.