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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*NEW MEMBER PERK: 8 – 10 a.m. “Toddler Time” in the Children’s Discovery Garden (must present membership card at the north ticket hut by 9 a.m.)
9:30 a.m. Saturday Morning Science program with prehistoric archaeologist Bill Lawrence
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fossil Dig on the Great Lawn
11 a .m. Learn about the Tennessee State Fossil in Dinosaur Hall.
1 p.m. Kids Create program with a craft to celebrate #EarthScienceWeek in the Tennessee Room
2-4 p.m. We will have experts in geology and archaeology at Discovery Park to identify collector’s items brought in by you. This includes fossils, gems, arrowheads, sharks teeth, etc. We will also have a trading post where you can bring in any sort of natural history related item (feathers, shells, deer antlers, fossils, arrowheads, etc.) and trade it out for something else. If you don’t have anything to trade, there will be a real fossil dig with Cretaceous marine fossils for you to find and keep, or trade at the trading post. Guest presenters include Prehistoric Archaeologist Bill Lawrence and Dr. Michael Gibson, professor of geology at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
3:30 p.m. KEVA plank challenge in the Reelfoot 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.