Our museum and heritage park is filled with exhibits and interactive, hands-on experiences focused on science, transportation, technology, history, art and more, so you literally never know what inspiration you’ll discover right around the corner. Here you’ll find a peek behind the curtain and more details about Discovery Park, our mission and the people, places and things that come together to create a one-of-a-kind experience in the Reelfoot Lake region of Northwest Tennessee. Still want more? Check out our weekly podcast here.
#OnThisDay: Oct. 15 – 22, 2020
#OnThisDay: Oct. 15 – Oct. 22, 2020 Discovery Park of America is filled with artifacts, replicas, history, science, art and more. Our mission is to inspire children and adults to see beyond, and we do so by sharing educational content online and throughout our museum. We share weekly updates on anniversaries and significant moments in
#OnThisDay: Oct. 8 – 15, 2020
#OnThisDay: Oct. 8 – Oct. 15, 2020 Discovery Park of America is filled with artifacts, replicas, history, science, art and more. Our mission is to inspire children and adults to see beyond, and we do so by sharing educational content online and throughout our museum. We share weekly updates on anniversaries and significant moments in
Ayn Rand – The Controversial Writer
Did you know? Discovery Park of America’s statue of Ayn Rand, standing tall next to historic icons from history like Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson, generates a variety of reactions from guests. Responses range from pleasantly surprised to outright appalled among those who know of her work, to a moment of discovery for
Why Give to Discovery Park of America?
Why Give to Discovery Park of America? Gifts to Discovery Park go to support and strengthen every area of the museum and park. From regular maintenance and day-to-day operations to allowing the Discovery Park educators to create new life-changing exhibits, programs and classes. Gifts go to work immediately inspiring children and adults to see beyond.
Exciting Stories of Innovation will be told in the New Agriculture Exhibit
Exciting Stories of Innovation will be told in the New Agriculture Exhibit Discovery Park of America is excited to share a glimpse of the new agriculture exhibit, "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival," that will open Dec. 5, 2020. This mind-blowing, myth-busting exhibit will help visitors of all ages gain a better understanding of how food,
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Now Open Next Door to Discovery Park
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Now Open Next Door to Discovery Park Discovery Park of America is excited to welcome our new next-door neighbor, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Union City. This region's newest hotel joins Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites in providing overnight accommodations for Discovery Park of America guests at Houser Creek Crossing.
Best Diners and Dives In and Around Union City, Tenn.
Best Diners & Dives in and around Union City, Tennessee Looking for some delicious grub you can’t find back home? We have the hookup for you. Click on the icons to check out some of the places we recommend for visitors to the Reelfoot Lake Region. And we promise they are some of the tastiest
Discovery Park President’s Update on Exhibit on Innovation in Agriculture
Discovery Park President's Update on Exhibit on Innovation in Agriculture Dear Friends, We’ve been hard at work on the upcoming exhibit on innovation in agriculture, "AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival," and are still on track to open the doors on Dec. 5, 2020. We will soon be pushing out a national press release announcing the
New Chapel of Discovery Park of America
New Chapel of Discovery Park of America Post by Rob Finley, docent at Discovery Park of America Discovery Park of America invites you to come and enjoy the historic church structure located at our facilities. New Chapel of Discovery Park of America, originally of Elbridge, Tennessee, reflects a two hundred year old congregation. Founded as a
Discovery Park of America Introduces Free Virtual Field Trips and Other Resources for Parents and Teachers
If you are an educator or home school parent looking for a unique, standards-based learning experience that can take place from a classroom, students’ homes or both, Discovery Park of America has the solution—free virtual field trips. With lessons targeting students in grades one to twelve, virtual field trips are scheduled in advance and led
Q & A with Nathaniel Newlin on Online Educational Opportunities
As schools begin to reopen, and as many students experience virtual learning or homeschooling for the first time, we wanted to sit down with our experts in the Education Department and see how Discovery Park of America is helping students, teachers and parents during the era of online education. Nathaniel Newlin, Assistant Education Director, gives
Local Radio Station Plays ‘Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast’
Local Radio Station Plays 'Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast' You can now listen to Discovery Park of America’s podcast, “Reelfoot Forward,” on WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk” at noon on Sundays. WUTM is housed at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This award-winning college radio station is located 15 miles from Discovery Park and