Amp up your Saturdays at Discovery Park of America on STEAM Saturdays! Focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, education specialists will be set up throughout Discovery Park with different learning stations! You can attend a Family Education Program (suitable for all ages), a Kids Create art activity, learn cool experiments at Saturday Morning Science and more!
STEAM Saturdays are the perfect chance to delve into more educational classes and experiences in the West Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky areas. Guests from Jackson, Dyersburg, Memphis, Nashville, Paducah, Murray and even northeastern Arkansas can all enjoy a great day of learning and fun at Discovery Park of America.
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This STEAM Saturday is in partnership with the University of Tennessee at Martin
9:30 a.m. Saturday Morning Science (Life Enrichment Center) – Sound Vibrations and Wavelengths
Yamaha and Circle Music from Memphis, Tenn., will coordinate a Clavinova-based “Followlights” activity with the Jurassic Park mentions in “Sound Vibrations and Wavelengths.” The Clavinova can “stream” lights onto the keyboard to guide the participant in playing the Jurassic Park theme.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Programs with the UT Martin Agronomy Club include:
-Wheel of Knowledge: spin the wheel and test your knowledge (entry level)
-Seed necklaces: make a necklace and watch it grow (1800s Settlement)
-Soil painting: make art using different types of soil (Mill Ridge)
-Rainfall simulator: see the effects of rain on erosion (Tractor Barn)
-Energy trailer: displays of alternative energy sources (Tractor Barn)
2 p.m. UT Martin Jazz Ensemble presents “All that Jazz” in Dinosaur Hall
There will be a Disklavier ENSPIRE display for DisklavierTV jazz and blues content. This is a magical piano that plays on its own and can play live with a long-distance performer.
3:30 p.m. KEVA Plank Build Off in the Tennessee Room
All other program times and locations will be available at the front ticket counter.
*All programs are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
STEAM Saturdays are sponsored by Walmart.
The mission of Discovery Park of America is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations including its founder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation.