Ticket Information 2024

All online tickets are 15% off the original ticket price. 

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): $24.99*
  • 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.

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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): $31.99*
Child (4-17): $24.99
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 $2.99 each.

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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.

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 and all the special attractions. With your Explorer Plus Package, you will get:

  • Unlimited access to the Cooper Tower during park hours
  • One ticket to the Discovery Theater¬†‚ÄúDinosaurs of Antarctica 3D‚ÄĚ
  • One ticket to the Discovery Theater¬†‚ÄúTiny Giants 3D.‚ÄĚ
  • One ticket to the Earthquake Simulator
  • 10% off in the Gift Shop and the Hugh Wade Feed Store
  • 10% in Sabin‚Äôs Cafe and Eats and Treats
  • Discovery Park of America Guidebook

Explorer Plus Package Pricing:

Adult (18 and older): $64.99
Child (4-17): $39.99
Children 3 and under are free.

Special Attraction Pricing

DISCOVERY THEATER

Two award-winning 3D films:

‚ÄúDinosaurs of Antarctica 3D‚ÄĚ
$6.99

Beginning June 24, 2024, Discovery Park will feature T.REX 3D in the Discovery Theater. Any tickets purchased in advance for Dinosaurs of Antarctica past this date will be for the new film.
Click here to watch the trailer for T.REX 3D.

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Dinosaurs of Antartica is available until June 23, 2024.

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T.REX 3D is available after June 23, 2024.

EARTHQUAKE SIMULATOR

10-minute story and simulation of historic earthquakes.
The show begins every 30 minutes.
$6.99

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THE TOWER

Ride the elevator up 120 feet and see for miles.
$6.99

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Option for Added Attractions: Pick Two.

Can’t decide which special attraction to experience? Pick any two for just $9.99.

Earthquake Simulator $6.99 
Cooper Tower $6.99

Discovery Theater $6.99

Pick 2 special attraction tickets are sold at the Discovery Park ticket counter.

Discovery Park participates in the Museums for All program that provides free admission for up to four guests per party who are participating in the SNAP program. This initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). The program aims to ensure that all children and adults have access to high-quality museum experiences. To use this benefit, please bring the EBT/SNAP card and a valid ID to show to the front ticket counter.

Discovery Park is participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2024 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2024, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2024.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and participating museums across America.

FOSTER FAMILY TICKETS

In addition to student groups, the Kirkland Scholarship also covers 100% of the ticket price for foster families. Foster family general admission tickets are available at the front ticket counter only.

Annual Memberships

Members of Discovery Park get great perks, such as unlimited access to the park, early notification, access to the ASTC Travel Passport Program and the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM) 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.