Park Hours

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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

Low Season:
Jan – Feb: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug – Dec: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Tues. and Wed.
Tram will not be operating

High Season:
March – July: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open 7 days a week
Tram will be operating, weather permitting

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The mission of Discovery Park of America is to inspire children, students 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. From the 100,000-square-foot museum to the extensively-landscaped 50-acre heritage park, there is something for people of any age to learn at Discovery Park of America.

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, TN., Memphis, TN., Jackson, TN., Paducah, KY., Murray, KY., and Dyersburg, TN. Plan your visit now!

General Admission Pricing:

Adult (18 and older): $15.95
Child (4-17): $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. All prices are subject to change.

VIP Discovery Package

BEST VALUE! Enjoy general admission PLUS:

Adult (18 and older) $24.95
Child (4-17) $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.
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!

All prices are plus tax.

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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
Low Season Hours
Jan. – Feb. and Aug. – Dec.
Closed Tues. and Wed.

2 p.m. on Mon., Thurs., Fri. and Sun.
12 and 2 p.m. on Sat.

High Season Hours
March – July
2 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sat.
2 p.m. Sun.
Tickets: $9.95 per person + General Admission
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time

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Featured Temporary Exhibit Pricing:

Pricing varies for each temporary exhibit

“Astronaut” is $6.95 per person.
Jan. 17 – May 3, 2020

All prices are plus tax.

Annual Memberships

Members of Discovery Park get sweet perks, such as unlimited access to the park for one whole year, early notification of upcoming events, member-only events, discounts in Sabin’s Cafe and the Gift Shop plus more.

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Overnight Stays

Conveniently located right next door to DPA are three brand new hotels. Both Sleep Inn and Mainstay Suites are NOW OPEN!. Additionally, Holiday Inn Express & Suites (opening Spring 2020). All lodging features all of the conveniences needed for traveling students including a FREE hot breakfast. For a group rate or to book, contact Zoe Ramage at 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.

Places to Eat

Discovery Park of America has a great eatery on-site, Sabin’s Cafe, but if you are looking for the best diners and dives in and around Union City, then read our blog post on the must-eats in the area.

Best Diners and Dives