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The mission of Discovery Park of America is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Located in the beautiful Reelfoot Lake Region of West Tennessee, Discovery Park of America offers visitors of all ages a world-class educational experience.  With more than 70,000 sq. feet of galleries and interactive exhibits focused on nature, science, technology, history and art to engage children and adults alike, we make learning fun!  You can also explore our 50-acre heritage park, featuring a Blue Angels plane, our Discovery Garden and a 100-year-old chapel.

From history to space exploration, Discovery Park of America will inspire you to see beyond and provide a greater understanding of our world – past, present and future.  We’re an easy day trip from Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Paducah, Murray and Dyersburg….plan your visit now!

Park Hours

Open Tuesday – Sunday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays (except Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July), Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Weather Disclaimer: Please check our Landing Page, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for weather-related closings.

Beginning January 2020, we will shift our hours of operation:
• January and February and August through December, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday
• March through July, open seven days a week, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed days 2020: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter

General Admission Pricing:

Adult (13-64): $14.95
Child (4-12): $11.95
Senior (65+): $12.95

3 and under are free.

*AAA, AARP, Military, Educators and College Students ($2 off general admission with valid ID)

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All prices are plus tax.

VIP Discovery Package

BEST VALUE! Enjoy general admission PLUS:

  • Free consecutive day
  • Unlimited access to the Tower
  • Unlimited Tram access
  • 10% off in the Gift Shop
  • 10% off in the Cafe and Eats & Treats
  • Collectible VIP badge
Adult (13-64) $24.95
Child (4-12) $21.95
Senior (65+) $22.95

3 and under are free.

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Special Attraction Pricing:

Earthquake Simulator
10-minute story and simulation of historic earthquakes. Show begins every 30 minutes.
$4.95
Starship Theater
Experience one or both 20-minute movies that are now showing. “Titans of the Ice Age” or “Tornado Alley” show every 30 minutes.
$4.95 per movie
The Tower
Ride the elevator up 120 feet and see for miles!
$4.95

All prices are plus tax.

Ride a Tram!

We now have trams that stop at five designated pickup / drop off locations on the grounds at Discovery Park of America! Tickets are only $4.95 per person, and can be purchased at the front ticket counter or at the tram. Please note that if you purchase your ticket at the tram, it is credit cards only.

Ages 4 and up $4.95
Members FREE
3 and under FREE

The trams will run each day, weather permitting.

Escape Room Pricing:

Experience Discovery Park of America’s Award-Winning Escape Room while on your visit! This one is called Secret in Shade’s Hollow, and you will have only 60 minutes to try and escape with your team! You can purchase your tickets at the front ticket counter when you arrive! Maximum 10 people per session, and you may have some other guests in the Escape Room with you!

Location: The Settlement
Tues. – Sat. 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. | Tickets: $9.95 per person + General Admission
Sun. 2 p.m. | Tickets: $9.95 per person + General Admission
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time

Featured Temporary Exhibit Pricing:

Ages 4 and up $4.95
3 and under FREE

All prices are plus tax.

Annual Memberships

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Overnight Stays

Opening right next door to DPA are three brand new hotels. Holiday Inn Express & Suites (opening Winter 2019), Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites (opening late summer 2019) feature all the conveniences needed for traveling students including a FREE hot breakfast. For a group rate or to book, contact Zoe Ramage at zoe@housercreek.com or (731) 335-6282.

To schedule a field trip or help arranging student group travel, please click here to fill out an online form or call Reservations at 731-885-5455.