Education

At Discovery Park of America, we’re proud that our mission includes providing support for teachers and administrators in taking STEAM and history teaching out of the classroom and applying it in a hands-on, state-of-the-art experience.

By contributing to an interdisciplinary and applied approach, integrated into cohesive learning programs, we are helping teachers ignite and inspire the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators.

We have many existing classes and programs designed to meet State standards, or we’re happy to help you coordinate something unique for your students. Download our 2019/2020 Field Trip Catalog.

For more help in planning your students’ visit to Discovery Park of America, download the Student Group Planning Guide.

Schedule a Field Trip

To schedule a field trip, please click here to fill out an online form or call reservations at 731-885-5455. Our education specialists are ready to make certain your students have a transformative day of inspiration at Discovery Park of America.

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Student Group and Chaperone Ticket Price

Student General Admission: $7.95 per student
One adult will be admitted free for every 10 students.
Any additional adults booking with group: $10.95
Chaperones paying at the door without booking with group: $15.95 plus tax
Principals, administrators, school nurses and bus drivers: Free

Education Scholarships

Thanks to the Kirkland Scholarship, students from all K-12 schools with 75% of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunches qualify for scholarships that pay for *100% of the ticket price to visit Discovery Park of America.

*Scholarships do not cover transportation, meals or special attractions and temporary exhibits. The education team will work with you on those as they develop your visit plan.

You will be required to email proof of your FRL percentage to reservations@discoveryparkofamerica.com.

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From here, you can return to the Visit page, find information about purchasing tickets and saving 15%, hours and location, group admission, 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.