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General Museum Tour

Explore over 300 hands-on permanent exhibits on two floors of hands-on fun! Interactive exhibits cover topics on electricity, weather, agriculture, communication, color and light, air and flight, mathematics, simple machines, and the human body. Use Discovery Center Museum to teach a lesson your students won’t forget!

Our General Museum Tour includes time to explore both floors of the Museum as well as our outdoor science park (weather permitting). Additional activities, such as STEM or Early Childhood STEAM Labs, Group Planetarium Shows, and Lunchroom Rentals, can extend your time at the museum!

Next Generation Science Standards: ESS2.B, ESS2.D, ESS3.B, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, LS4.C, LS4.D, LS3.A, PS2.A, PS2.B, PS3.A, PS3.AB, PS3.C, PS3.A, PS3.AD, PS4.A, PS4.B, PS4.C

IELDS: 9.A.ECa, 11.A.ECe, 12.B.ECb, 12.D.ECb, 19.A.ECa, 19.A.ECb, 30.C.ECa


Tips for Group Visits

Reserve Your Date Early:

Our calendar fills quickly. For best date selection, we recommend booking at least 8 weeks in advance.

Arrive On Time:

Plan to arrive a few minutes before the Start Time listed on your reservation. Groups will be ready to board their buses at the End Time listed on your reservation.

Prepare Your Students:

Help your students know what to expect when they arrive at the museum.

Plan for Lunch:

The museum does not have food service on site. You can reserve space to eat sack lunches.

Review our Group Visit FAQs & Policies: 

These cover important information about Drop Off /Pick Up, Bus Parking, Group Behavior Expectations, Chaperone Information as well as Field Trip and Lunch Schedules. 

To begin the reservation process, complete the Group Visit Request Form.  For additional questions, contact us via email or phone 815-963-6769.