Ticket Information 2022

All tickets purchased in 2021 that have not been redeemed for the one-time use within 365 days from the date of purchase are applicable in 2022.

Discovery Park of America is now open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.  

When you purchase online tickets, you will receive two emails confirming your purchase. The first email will have information about your order, and the second will contain your tickets with scannable bar codes. The second email is what will need to be shown at the ticket counter upon arrival.

If you are purchasing tickets as a gift, you can forward the second email with the bar codes or you can print them out and send to the recipient.

Tickets for admission to Discovery Park are redeemable for one-time use 365 days from the date of purchase.

Booking a group? Find special rates and more details here.

General Admission

Discovery Park offers general admission tickets that provide access to the museum and heritage park for one day.

Special prices are available for groups of 15 or more and students in groups.

General Admission Pricing:

  • Adult (18 and older): $19.99*
  • Child (4-17): $14.99
  • 3 and under are free.

*AAA, AARP, military, educators and college students receive $2 off adult general admission, the VIP Discovery Package and the Explorer Plus Package with valid ID. Discount applies only to tickets purchased in person at the ticket counter upon arrival.

Military discount applicable to all tickets purchased by military personnel at the ticket counter.

All prices are plus tax and subject to change.

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): $26.99*
Child (4-17): $22.99
3 and under are free.

*AAA, AARP, military, educators and college students receive $2 off adult general admission, the VIP Discovery Package and the Explorer Plus Package with valid ID. Discount applies only to tickets purchased in person at the ticket counter upon arrival.

Military discount applicable to all tickets purchased by military personnel at the ticket counter.

**Add a second consecutive day of VIP admission and perks when you arrive at the Discovery Park ticket counter for only $2.95 each.

Explorer Plus Package

Available for purchase at the Discovery Park ticket counter only.

BEST VALUE FOR ALL INCLUSIVE! 

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): $59.99*
Child (4-17): $39.99
Children 3 and under are free.

*AAA, AARP, military, educators and college students receive $2 off adult general admission, the VIP Discovery Package and the Explorer Plus Package with valid ID. Discount applies only to tickets purchased in person at the ticket counter upon arrival.

Military discount applicable to all tickets purchased by military personnel at the ticket counter.

**Add a second consecutive day of admission, unlimited access to Cooper Tower and unlimited access to the Trapper’s Cabin when you arrive at the Discovery Park ticket counter for only $2.95 each.

Special Attraction Pricing

Starship Theater: Wild Africa

From Giant Screen Films, a leader in the large format/IMAX industry, comes a spectacular journey across, over and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. Watch the trailer $4.95

Starship Theater: Journey to Space

From Giant Screen Films, a leader in the large format/IMAX industry, comes 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 $4.95

Earthquake Simulator

10-minute story and simulation of historic earthquakes. Show begins every 30 minutes. $4.95

The Tower

Ride the elevator up 120 feet and see for miles! $4.95

Option for Added Attractions: Pick Two!

Can’t decide which special attraction to experience? Pick any two for just $7.95.

Starship Theater: Wild Africa $4.95
Starship Theater: Journey to Space $4.95 
Earthquake Simulator $4.95 
Cooper Tower $4.95

Special attraction tickets are sold at the Discovery Park ticket counter.

To make your experience more enjoyable, please note the following guidelines:

  • No food or drinks may be brought into the park from outside.
  • No pets.
  • No weapons.
  • All bags will be checked.

Annual Memberships

Members of Discovery Park get great perks, such as unlimited access to the park, early notification and the first chance to purchase tickets for upcoming events, member-only events, discounts in Sabin’s Cafe and the Gift Shop and more. Become a member today.

From here, you can return to the Visit page, find information about hours and location, group admission, our education resources, lodging and visiting Northwest Tennessee.  Curious about what you’ll find at Discovery Park? You’ll find photos and more information about our museum and heritage park on our Explore page and in the FAQ.