2017-2018 Temporary Exhibits

Discovery Park of America will host three temporary exhibits during the 2017-2018 school year.

Made in Tennessee / Made in Obion County

June 20, 2017 – September 30, 2017 in the Reelfoot Room

Field Trip Price: FREE with park admission

Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones is a traveling exhibition organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee. The exhibition project was made possible through an educational grant from the Alcoa Foundation to highlight Tennessee’s manufacturing story – past, present, and future. The grant was awarded in honor of Alcoa Tennessee Operations 100th Anniversary and the announcement of its automotive expansion project on May 2, 2013. Additional support comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Made in Obion County Exhibit is in addition to the Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones. Guests can learn about the local impact that industries had and continue to have in this area.

The exhibit extensively covers state history and is a great resource for history and social studies teachers.

Please check back soon for a downloadable educator’s guide.

BUGS! Larger than life!

October 13, 2017 – January 7, 2018, in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall

Field Trip Price: $5.00 per person

This amazing exhibition lets your students examine some of the world’s most common insects, in gigantic proportion! This display of animatronic insects will be complimented with live exhibits, and an extensive collection of specimens provided the University of Tennessee Etymologist, Dr. Kevin Pitts.

Please check back soon for a downloadable educator’s guide with student activities.

Nature’s Ninjas

January 12 – April 9, 2018, in the ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall

Field Trip Price: $5.00 per person

This exciting exhibit from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo features live animals and four presentations daily. Programs will be held at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 3:00 PM. These programs are included with your exhibit ticket, but seating is limited and available on a first come-first, first-served basis.

Please check back soon for a downloadable educator’s guide with student activities.