Cornerstone Box From Historic Dresden Church on Display

Dresden First United Methodist Church in Dresden, Tennessee discovered a copper cornerstone box during the January demolition of their church building. In February of this year, Discovery Park's exhibits team opened a cornerstone box (like a time capsule) for the church. Open Jan. 21 to May 21, 2023, is a temporary exhibit, “Inside the Cornerstone […]

Ag Day March 30, 2023

National Ag Day is held by The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and is an event dedicated to increasing public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in society. National Ag Day began in 1973. Everything we eat, use or wear every day is provided by agriculture. Learn more about the importance of agriculture in our world […]

Beyond the Brush April 8, 2023

  This art event will be a watercolor painting. We will provide brunch with mimosas, sodas and water. You, your friends, and your significant other are all welcome to join in on the fun! Your tickets include all the art supplies and a teacher who will walk you step by step through the painting. This […]

Brain Awareness Day

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin, in partnership with the education department at Discovery Park of America, is excited to host Brain Awareness Day on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Five different and exciting stations will be set up throughout the museum offering hands-on and experiential opportunities to learn about the […]

2023 Tennessee Junior Duck Stamp Awards Ceremony

The dinner is sponsored in part by Obion County Tourism, Ducks Unlimited and the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. Winners will receive two free tickets to Discovery Park in Northwest Tennessee so they can spend the day exploring in advance of the ceremony. Additional tickets may be purchased at the museum’s group rate at the ticket counter. Numerous free activities will take […]

Homeschool Day April 20, 2023

Homeschool Day in April will be Thurs., Apr. 20, 2023, for all children grades 1-12. This month's theme is Military History and classes include: Music: Music in Wartime Science: Animals in Ancient Warfare Wildlife: To Be Determined Homeschool Day programming is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Classes will begin promptly at 1 p.m. so please make plans […]

Roots of Rhythm

Join us for two days of special presentations of the 2022 “Roots of Rhythm” world music showcase on April 21-22, 2023. This show is an exciting blend of musical performances and educational lessons on music from the African diaspora. Friday 4/21 Performances in Dinosaur Hall 10:15 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. 11:25 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. […]

Military History and Armed Forces Symposium

All active military and veterans and their guests and will receive free admission to Discovery Park for the event. The 2023 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium on Fri., and Sat., April 28 – 29 will feature a variety of programs and interactive activities that explore the American military's past, present and future. The weekend-long […]

Opening Night For Rhythm on the Rails May 5, 2023

May 5 Texas Hill In supergroup Texas Hill, the music leads. With a new lineup of all-star musicians in the band for 2023, expectations are set high for their sophomore album, set to be recorded in Muscle Shoals this winter. Founding members Casey James and Adam Wakefield have recently enlisted Bart Walker on guitar (Hank […]

Rhythm on the Rails May 12, 2023

May 12 Jargon Ghost Town Blues Band Ghost Town Blues Band's most recent album Shine debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Recently headlining the blues stage at The Montreal Jazz Festival and fresh off of their European debut at the Grolsch Blues Festival in Germany, Beale Street’s latest success story, 5-time Blues Blast Music […]

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Set Sail Across South Lake!  The 10th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place on May 13, 2023. An annual favorite, this event is loved by participants and park guests alike! Start making your plans now for this exciting race on the South Lake at Discovery Park. Boats can only be made out of cardboard and duct tape […]

Beyond the Brush May 18, 2023

This art event will be a dough bowl painting. We will provide snacks (savory and sweet), wine, soft drinks and water. You, your friends, and your significant other are all welcome to join in on the fun! Your tickets include all the art supplies and a teacher who will walk you step by step through the […]