Come Together and Give on #GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Since Discovery Park of America first closed on March 17, 2020 because of the threat brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, the goal has been the safety and welfare of our community, guests and staff. Still, our team continues to find new and creative ways to share the mission of Discovery Park, regardless of the loss of income from admission, membership, special events and education programs.

Now is the time we need your help more than ever before to join our mission or inspiring children and adults to see beyond. Your gift allows educators at Discovery Park to develop more programs that are educational and enlightening for guests. Generous people like you support our STEAM Saturdays, art classes and educational weekends like Civil War Days and Military Living History, as well as allow entire classrooms full of students to visit through our scholarship program.

Impact Video




Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn. touches hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Benefiting from our transformative experiences are students who get to visit because their teacher took them out of the classroom for a hands-on, state-of-the-art learning experience, families who visit from around the world to discover something new around every corner and adults who participate in classes and panel discussions on a variety of topics relevant today. The museum and park is making a big difference in countless lives, and this could not happen without individuals and organizations who support the mission with their time, talents and financial support.

Impact Report

Our 2019 Impact Report is now available online to view. You will see what all Discovery Park of America offered guests when the visited, whether it was with their family, on a field trip or during a teacher workshop. These educational programs would not be made possible without the support of our generous donors and supporters.

Help Continue our Mission of Inspiring Children and Adults to See Beyond


John and Mitzi Crouse recently donated to Discovery Park of America’s mission. When we asked her why she chose us, she said,

“We took our granddaughter to Discovery Park of America few years ago. We all really enjoyed everything you have to offer. We have been receiving your updates for quite awhile. I was reading the current one and thought, what can we do to help during these crazy times? Hence, the donation. Discovery Park offers so much fun, learning opportunities, nature, etc. to adults and children alike, we wanted to help a little until you can reopen.”

How to give

You can join our mission and give back by becoming a member or donating online. If you become a member online, your twelve-month membership will begin when you are able to activate it at Discovery Park of America. Either way you choose, we thank you now for the generations of students and guests who will visit Discovery Park when we open and for years to come.

The mission of Discovery Park of America, a premier world-class museum and 50-acre heritage park located in Union City, Tennessee, is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Included is a 100,000-square-foot museum featuring 9 interactive exhibit galleries with additional space for temporary exhibits from around the world and a 50-acre heritage park. Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations including its principal funder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation. For more information, visit DiscoveryParkofAmerica.comFacebookInstagram and Twitter.