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Celebrate 10 Years of Inspiration with $10 Admission

Nov 4th, 2023

Celebrate Discovery Park of America’s 10th birthday with $10 admission at the ticket counter on Saturday, Nov. 4. 2023. Family memberships will also be discounted to $100.  There is a lot to celebrate.

Since Discovery Park of America opened its doors on Nov. 1, 2013, millions of children and adults have benefited from the big idea of Robert Kirkland and the community of Union City, Tennessee to create a place where inspiration would happen every single day.

To celebrate, the entire museum and park will be activated that day. Included free with admission or membership will be:


10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Tennessee Room

A display of photos, articles and other early memorabilia from the museum and park’s inception that will be included in the time capsule

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Dino Hall

Kids Karaoke with DJ Deb

1-2:30 p.m.

Live music with Barry Patrick and Roger Alexander, The Kicking Keys Duo and Jim Bondurant

3 p.m.

10th-anniversary ceremony with the burial of the time capsule that will be opened on Discovery Park’s 50th anniversary
CEO Scott Williams and former CEO Jim Rippy

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Encounters with animals who have been with Discovery Park for 10 years

4 p.m.

Discovery Park closes

Other fun activities happening throughout the day:

  • Living historians, reenactors and demonstrations throughout the park
  • Hands-on fine art stations to create works of art
  • Vibrant displays of balloons to add to the celebration
  • Indulge in delicious cookies specially prepared for the occasion (Free while supplies last)
  • Premiere of video featuring some of those who were present as Discovery Park was being built
  • A display of photos, articles and other early memorabilia from the museum and park’s inception


This family-friendly birthday party promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone, so come and celebrate 10 years of in inspiration of Discovery Park of America with us.

Discovery Park’s 10th birthday celebration is sponsored by: Leaders Credit Union.