Education

At Discovery Park of America, we’re proud that our mission includes providing support for teachers and administrators in taking STEAM and history teaching out of the classroom and applying it in a hands-on, state-of-the-art experience.

By contributing to an interdisciplinary and applied approach, integrated into cohesive learning programs, we are helping teachers ignite and inspire the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators.

We have many existing classes and programs designed to meet State standards, or we’re happy to help you coordinate something unique for your students. Download our 2019/2020 Field Trip Catalog.

For more help in planning your students’ visit to Discovery Park of America, download the Student Group Planning Guide.

Digital Resources

The Discovery Park education team is offering resources to teachers, students and parents who are navigating the world of virtual learning. Lessons are taught in conjunction with Tennessee state academic standards and cover a broad range of subjects for grades 1-12. These resources are completely FREE.  See the digital resources we have to offer here.

Homeschool Options

Discovery Park is the perfect place for unlimited learning opportunities. With exhibits and interactive, hands-on experiences focused on science, transportation, technology, history, art and more, you literally never know what inspiration you’ll discover around every corner. Every month, we offer a homeschool day for students. For more information about this program, click here.

Schedule a Field Trip

To schedule a field trip, please click here to fill out an online form, email reservations@discoveryparkofamerica.com or call reservations at 731-885-5455. Our education specialists are ready to make certain your students have a transformative day of inspiration at Discovery Park of America.

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Student Group and Chaperone Ticket Price

Student General Admission: $7.95 per student
One adult will be admitted free for every 10 students.
Any additional adults booking with group: $10.95
Chaperones paying at the door without booking with group: $15.95 plus tax
Principals, administrators, school nurses and bus drivers: Free

Education Scholarships

Thanks to the Kirkland Scholarship, students from all K-12 schools with 75% of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunches qualify for scholarships that pay for *100% of the ticket price to visit Discovery Park of America.

*Scholarships do not cover transportation, meals or special attractions and temporary exhibits. The education team will work with you on those as they develop your visit plan.

You will be required to email proof of your FRL percentage to reservations@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

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Foster Family Tickets

In addition to students, the Kirkland Scholarship also covers 100% of the ticket price for foster families. Reservations must be made in advance to take advantage of the foster family program by calling Discovery Park reservations at 731-885-5455 or emailing reservations@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

From here, you can return to the Visit page, find information about purchasing tickets and saving 15%, hours and location, group admission, lodging and visiting Northwest Tennessee.  Curious about what you’ll find at Discovery Park? You’ll find photos and more information about our museum and heritage park on our Explore page and in the FAQ.