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Discovery Park offers general admission tickets that provide access to the museum and heritage park for one day — or, purchase a VIP ticket package, like the Explorer Plus Package, that includes additional access and perks. Special prices are available for groups of 15 or more and students in groups.

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Hours and Location

With 50 acres of outdoor heritage park to explore, there is a lot to see and do at Discovery Park! Find our hours of operation and directions to our facility here and start planning your next visit.

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Student Group Visits

At Discovery Park of America, we’re proud to provide support for teachers and help them inspire the next generation of innovators. We take STEAM curriculum out of the classroom and apply it through a hands-on approach that students love.

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Group Admission

Discovery Park offers discounts for groups of 15 or more. If you’re planning for a group visit, our reservations department can assist you with suggesting hotel accommodations, answering questions, and providing helpful information.

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There’s so much to see and do at Discovery Park — why not stay in a nearby hotel and get in an extra day of exploring? These hotels offer free breakfasts, indoor heated pools, exercise rooms, free Wi-Fi, and more.

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Get a taste of what you’ll explore at Discovery Park! Between our 50-acre outdoor heritage park and exciting museum, there’s plenty to experience.

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Summer Camps

Are you looking for a fun/educational experience for your child this summer? Discovery Park’s education team is offering a series of summer camps including three weeks of LEGO® Camp and one week of Discovery Camp.

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Still need answers? Visit our page of frequently asked questions or email or call 731-885-5455.

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Discovery Park of America’s iconic 100,000-square-foot museum showcases ten exhibit galleries focused on topics like science, space, technology, the military, natural history, regional history, art, transportation and more. Guests experience:

  • 4-D simulation of the early 1800s earthquakes that created the beautiful landscape in this region
  • 20,000-gallon aquarium revealing the underwater life of the region’s lakes
  • Dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric artifacts
  • Military equipment, vintage automobiles and an actual Titan missile ready to launch
  • Interactive displays focused on science, technology, engineering and math—and dozens more hands-on experiences
  • Theater with films from Giant Screen Films, a leader in the IMAX industry
  • The tallest observation tower in this region
  • Galleries dedicated to the visual arts
  • Unique state-of-the-art meeting spaces for groups ranging in size from ten to thousands
  • Gourmet southern meals prepared by Sabin’s Café Catering

Heritage Park

The 50-acre outdoor heritage park includes a man-made river flowing through the extensively landscaped property, along with waterfalls, bridges and other water features. Guests experience:

  • Reproduction of an early 20th century town with a working gristmill, windmill, one-room school house and more
  • Japanese, European and American gardens
  • Reproduction of an entire mid-19th century frontier settlement
  • 120-year-old church restored to its original glory
  • Turn-of-the-century train station and depot with locomotive, cars and caboose to explore inside and out
  • Liberty Hall including a replica of the Liberty Bell and exhibit on American freedom
  • One-of-a-kind nature-inspired playground experience featuring a PlayOdyssey Tower, log steppers, log balance beams, hillside climbers, slides and a mini zip line
  • Simmons Bank Ag Center exhibit showcases the agricultural traditions and innovations of this region