Loading Events

Discovery Camp

Jul 8th @ 9:00 am - Jul 12th @ 4:00 pm

The 2024 Discovery Camp will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12.

The cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.

12-year-old through 17-year-old students will learn about a variety of scientific and historical topics through hands-on, engaging experiences across our Discovery Center and Heritage Park. Students will explore a variety of topics including:


  • A fossil excavation program
  • Discovery Park’s new Fossil Pit attraction


  • Learn about hydroponics and make a take-home hydroponic system
  • Activities and programs in the Farm Credit Mid-America Educational Greenhouse
  • Agricultural lesson located in the Simmons Bank Ag Center
  • Wildflower garden tour and planting
  • Plant Identification lesson involving a tour of the grounds


  • Explore the natural ecosystems at Discovery Park’s Heritage Park through hands-on scientific exploration
  • Interactions with the animals in the Reelfoot Exploration Gallery