Free Admission for Kids for the month of January 2021

For the health and safety of our guests and employees, everyone three and older are required to wear a mask when visiting Discovery Park of America. Free masks are available at the main ticket counter. Discovery Park is strictly following all recommended health and safety guidelines for guests and employees.

At Discovery Park, the health and safety of our guests, employees and community takes top priority. You can rest assured that when you visit our museum and heritage park, you have traveled to a safe and clean attraction that strives to inspire children and adults to see beyond every day.

Thanks to our generous gallery sponsors, ATA Accounting FirmMagnolia Place Assisted LivingSimmons Bank and Southern Machinery Repair, admission for all children 17 and younger is FREE throughout the month of January 2021!

Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult to visit.

There is so much to see and do here at Discovery Park. You and your family will have a lot to experience with ten exhibit galleries focused on topics like Native American history, the military, natural history, regional history, science, space, technology, art, transportation and more and a 50-acre outdoor heritage park that includes a man-made river flowing through the extensively-landscaped property, along with waterfalls, bridges and other features.

Hours of Operation

  • Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday
  • Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
  • Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

New Exhibits

A new addition to the park is a permanent agriculture exhibit, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival,” that tells the story of farming innovation in the past, present—and especially—future in a fun and interactive way. As you explore this high-tech exhibit, you will experience how food, fuel and fiber get from the farm to the family and learn about the role of innovation in the field of international agriculture today.

The dynamic temporary exhibit, The Outdoor Art of John Toras: Man of Stainless Steel, features sculptures by John Toras, an artist from Marshall County, Ky., displayed throughout Discovery Park’s 50-acre heritage park. From static pieces that reflect the sun to those that dramatically move by the power of the wind, this exhibit provides a different experience depending on the weather and the time of day. This exhibit will be on display through Spring 2021.

Ticketing Options

Purchase your adult general admission ticket online and save 15%. If you have a child who is 17 or younger, you do not need to select anything online. Simply arrive at the park and check in at the front ticket counter.

General Admission Pricing:

  • Adult (18 and older): $16.95
  • Child (17 and under): FREE (January 2021)

*AAA, AARP, Military, Educators and College Students ($2 off general admission with valid ID)

All prices are plus tax and subject to change.

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VIP Discovery Package:

BEST VALUE! This is a great package to enjoy as is or add select attractions to enhance your visit.

Enjoy general admission PLUS:

  • Unlimited access to the Cooper Tower
  • 10% off in the Gift Shop
  • 10% off in the Cafe and Eats & Treats
  • Collectible VIP badge

Adult (18 and older): $24.95
Child (4-17): $22.95
3 and under are free.

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Explore Plus Package:

Available for purchase at the Discovery Park ticket counter only.


Explore the whole museum and park with a ticket to Discovery Park, a ticket to all the special attractions and access to the Trapper’s Cabin in the Settlement, where you and your family can relax and recharge throughout the day. With your Explorer Plus Package, you will also get:

  • Unlimited access to the Cooper Tower during park hours
  • One ticket to the Starship Theater: Wild Africa 
  • One ticket to the Starship Theater: Journey to Space 
  • One ticket to the Earthquake Simulator
  • Access to the Trapper’s Cabin in the Settlement
  • 10% off in the Gift Shop and the Hugh Wade Feed Store
  • 10% in Sabin’s Cafe and Eats and Treats

Explorer Plus Package Pricing:

Adult (18 and older): $49.95
Child (4-17): $39.95
Children 3 and under are free.

Some of the photos above were taken prior to the pandemic. 

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.