Special Attractions

For guests who want to add a little something special to their visit to Discovery Park, we offer several special attractions that can be experienced with an additional ticket.

The Starship Theater

The Starship Theater presents a variety of films produced by Giant Screen Films, a leader in the large format/IMAX industry. These stunning films take advantage of the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, offering Discovery Park’s guests an inspiring perspective on the world presented on a giant state-of-the-art screen.

Now showing:

Wild Africa, $4.95

Shown on the hour

Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. Our guide through this enchanted kingdom is the sorcerer itself – water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures. Watch the trailer

Journey to Space, $4.95

Shown on the half hour

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit – a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Watch the trailer

Earthquake Simulator, $4.95

This 10-minute immersive experience features a surround screen and moving platform to take you back in time to experience firsthand the science behind the 1811 and 1812 earthquakes along the New Madrid Faultline that contributed to the creation of Reelfoot Lake.

Cooper Tower, $4.95

Cooper Tower, named in honor of Barbara Lynn Tanner Cooper, reaches 199 feet into the air and is capped by an American Flag measuring over 40 feet long. The observation deck stands 120 feet above the ground and features glass floor panels inside the observation room and on the outside deck. It is the tallest structure in Northwest Tennessee, and on a clear day you can see 15 miles to the Kentucky border. It only takes 22 seconds to ride 13 stories into the air on the Cooper Tower elevator and you can stay as long as you like. Tickets for Cooper Tower are included in the VIP packages.

Pick Two and Save! Pick any two attractions for the low price of $7.95.

Tickets for special attractions are sold at the Discovery Park ticket counter and at the entrance to each attraction.