Hours and Location

WE ARE NOW OPEN

Masks are required for guests ages three and older.

Discovery Park of America’s museum and 50-Acre heritage park are now open with entry through the main entrance.

The Children’s Playground is open with scheduled cleaning times and social distancing guidelines in place.

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

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.
  • Please do not enter the park if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat right now, or have experienced symptoms like a fever, a new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea or fever in the last 48 hours.
  • Cash is not accepted at this time.
  • Please maintain a safe distance of at least six feet between your group and employees and other visitors near you while at Discovery Park.
  • You will see hand-sanitizing stations throughout the museum and park. Please use those frequently.
  • Be sure to wash hands more frequently, avoid touching your face, practice good respiratory etiquette like sneezing into your elbow rather than into the air.
  • Prepackaged food and beverage are available in the park.
  • A nurse is always on duty. Should you feel you need one at any time, just let one of our staff know.

DISCOVERY CENTER IS OPEN

Discovery Center, our 100,000-square-foot museum is open with entry through the main doors.

Special attractions including the Starship Theater, the Earthquake Simulator and the Cooper Tower are open but only at 50 percent capacity to allow for adequate social distancing.

The outdoor Children’s Discovery Garden, the Simmons Bank Children’s Exploration Gallery including the Giant Slide will be open with scheduled cleaning times and social distancing guidelines in place.

Astronaut,” our temporary exhibit, will be open with scheduled cleaning times and social distancing guidelines in place and will be here through Aug. 17, 2020.

Helpful Links:
Plan your visit to Discovery Park
More about our 50-acre heritage park

Directions From Nearby Cities

From North Nashville, Tenn.

Travel Time: 2 hours 48 minutes

Take I-24 W

Take exit 25 for Purchase Parkway S

Merge onto Purchase Pkwy S

Keep right to continue on US-45 BYP S/Purchase Pkwy S

Purchase Pkwy S becomes US-51S

Take the US-45W S/US-51 exit toward Union City/Memphis

Turn right onto Graham Dr then follow the signs to Discovery Park of America

 

From South Nashville, Tenn.

Travel Time: 2 hours 49 minutes

Take I-40 W

Exit 108 and turn right onto TN-22N

Merge onto TN-22 N/US-45E N

Continue on TN-22 N/Section Line Rd

Turn left to merge onto US-51 S

Turn right onto Graham Dr then follow the signs to Discovery Park of America

 

From Jackson, Tenn.

Travel Time: 1 hour 23 minutes

Follow US-45 Byp N/US-45W

Turn left on W Reelfoot Ave

Turn right on US-51 N

Turn left onto Graham Dr then follow the signs to Discovery Park of America

 

From Memphis, Tenn.

Travel Time: 2 hours 11 minutes

Follow I-40 E

Take Exit 8 to merge onto TN-14 N

Take Mt Carmel Rd to US-51 N in Covington

Continue to US-51 N and take the left 2 lanes to stay on US-51 N

Turn left onto Graham Dr then follow the signs to Discovery Park of America

 

From Paducah, Ky.

Travel Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Take US-45 S

Merge onto US-45 Byp S/Purchase Parkway S

Purchase Pkwy S becomes US-51S

Take the US-45W S/US-51 exit toward Union City/Memphis

Turn right onto Graham Dr then follow the signs to Discovery Park of America

 

From Murray, Ky.

Travel Time: 56 minutes

Take KY-94 W

Turn left to US Hwy 45 S

Turn right onto Fulgham Rd

Continue onto KY-307/Kentucky Ave

Turn left to merge onto Purchase Pkwy S toward US-51

Take the US-45W S/US-51 exit toward Union City/Memphis

Turn right onto Graham Dr then follow the signs to Discovery Park of America

From here, you can find information about purchasing tickets and saving 15%, group admission, our education resources, hotel accommodations, visiting Northwest Tennessee and frequently asked questions.  Curious about what you’ll find at Discovery Park? You’ll find photos and more information about our museum and heritage park here.