“Discover Steampunk: A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure”

Making its Tennessee debut June 18, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2023, “Discover Steampunk: A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure” includes a series of immersive galleries featuring one-of-a-kind, hands-on interactive steampunk sculptures. The exhibit, created by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. in partnership with The Franklin Institute, features eight galleries, each inspired by different visionaries from the Victorian Age and […]

2022 “Let it Glow” Drive-Thru and Walk-Thru

There’s nothing quite like Discovery Park of America during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. The popular “Let It Glow” Drive-Thru and Walk-Thru light shows returns Nov. 11 through Dec. 30, 2022. The Drive-Thru light show allows cars to slowly drive around the 50-acre heritage park as they experience more than a million twinkling lights synced […]

Homeschool Day Dec. 15, 2022

Homeschool Day will be Thurs., Dec. 15, 2022 for all children grades 1-12. It’s a great day to bring your homeschool students to explore the museum and park with other students, or take advantage of one of our special classes that day. Classes on Dec. 15 are: Schedule: Grades 1-3: Music Around the World: West […]

Free Admission for Children in January

Thanks to our partnership with Magnolia Place Assisted Living, children 17 and younger will once again receive free admission to Discovery Park of America throughout the month of January 2023. Our museum and heritage park will also be offering adult admission for just $10 in January. New hours in 2023 will also provide more opportunities to visit. Beginning […]

Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Awards

Kick off Discovery Park’s 10th birthday year at The 2023 Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Awards Gala and Fundraiser. This event will bring together thought leaders, policymakers, philanthropists and others to celebrate the winners, all of whom have deep roots in West Tennessee. The 2023 Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Award […]

Military History and Armed Forces Symposium

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 past, present and future of the American military. From presentations and panel discussions from special guests to static and active demonstrations of military equipment and vehicles to […]

Opening Night For Rhythm on the Rails May 5, 2023

Join your friends and family out by the South Lake at Discovery Park of America on Friday nights in May and June for a family-friendly summer concert series. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or grab a seat on the Train Depot and listen to some of your favorite local entertainers and bands perform from the […]

Rhythm on the Rails

Join your friends and family out by the South Lake at Discovery Park of America on Friday nights in May and June for a family-friendly summer concert series. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or grab a seat on the Train Depot and listen to some of your favorite local entertainers and bands perform from the […]

Cardboard Boat Regatta

The Cardboard Boat Regatta is back on for 2023. Start making your boats now for this exciting race on the South Lake at Discovery Park. Boats can only be made out of cardboard and duct tape – nothing more! This a great summer event for all participants and guests of the park to enjoy. Looking […]

Rhythm on the Rails

Join your friends and family out by the South Lake at Discovery Park of America on Friday nights through June 24 for a family-friendly summer concert series. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or grab a seat near or around the Train Depot and listen to some of your favorite local entertainers and bands perform. You […]

Rhythm on the Rails

Join your friends and family out by the South Lake at Discovery Park of America on Friday nights through June 24 for a family-friendly summer concert series. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or grab a seat near or around the Train Depot and listen to some of your favorite local entertainers and bands perform. You […]

Northwest Tennessee Photography Club Showcase

This semi-annual contest is open to all amateur photographers. The winners receive cash prizes, and their work is displayed in Discovery Park's Art Hall. The goal of the Northwest Tennessee Photography Club is to serve its members by sharing knowledge, developing skills and providing exhibition opportunities. Its members range from novice to expert photographers and […]