Visitors: 155,775 in 2016

Exhibits

EXHIBITS

Explore over 20,000 square feet of hands-on, interactive learning opportunities from both national and international touring exhibits and select permanent exhibits from the DHDC collection. Exhibits change every fall, spring and summer, providing students something new to discover during every visit!

EXHIBITS PRICING

  • DHDC Partner Districts:       FREE!
  • Non-Partner Districts:         $2.25 per student.

 Fee applies for any amount of time in exhibit halls.

RESERVATION DETAILS

  • A minimum of 45 minutes is recommended to explore exhibits. Most groups find 90 minutes is just about perfect!
  • Exhibit admission fee provides access to every exhibit on the floor.
  • Exhibits at DHDC are designed for teacher-directed learning experiences. Check out the Educators Guides included below to help maximize your students’ learning time on the exhibit floor.

 

EXHIBITS FALL 2017

TRAVEL ADVENTURE          Open September 30-January 7

Where will you go? How will you get there? What will you build? Students can go anywhere: over land, sea, and air when they create extraordinary vehicles to take them where they want to go! To go on a travel adventure to exotic locations, students will need to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles to move through all kinds of terrain - mountains, oceans, jungles and deserts, just to name a few! Check out the brick vehicles on display and use your imagination to create your own!

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AMAZING BODIES

Amazing Bodies takes students on a journey through the anatomy of the human body and examines how body systems function both independently and in relationship with each other. Through interactive learning stations students will explore concepts of learned vs. inherited traits in humans and animals, the role DNA plays in heredity, and life cycles.

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BOUNCE

From a giant tennis ball launcher to a pin "bell" machine, Bounce explores concepts of both math and physical science through creative play. The exhibit features 35 hands-on learning stations which occupy the exhibit floor in different combinations during each rotation.

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PHYSICS @ PLAY

Life Size Games for Life Size Fun! Come PLAY and learn the man concepts of physics with GIANT versions of popular games.Your heart will be pumping and your brain will be tingling in this one-of-a-kind NEW exhibit, made and produced by our own Exhibits team at the Discovery Center. What can you learn by playing Jenga, Kerplunk, Soccer Billiards, Lite Brite, Chess and Checkers? Physics @ Play explores the science of Physics while engaging the inner child in all of us- through play!

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EXPLORAZONE

ExploraZone engages learners of all ages with hands-on stations exploring a wealth of physics concepts, including force and motion, energy transformation, mechanics and perception.Visitors can construct and investigate the movement of a catenary arch, explore the science behind optical illusions, cliscover properties of periodic motion or examine the math behind movement.

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EXHIBITS SPRING 2018

WILD MUSIC          Open February 3- May 6

Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance.What do we all have in common?Wild Music explores sound and music in nature and in life. Students will be invited to expand their understanding of what makes music. Through whimsical, hands-on activities, they will not only hear the music that surrounds them every day, but they'll see and even feel it too. They will discover that nature is filled with "musicians" that create distinct musical masterpieces to communicate with and relate to one another. Explore how human music is inspired by the music of other living creatures - from tiny insects to giant whales.

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GIANT WORLDS         

Giant Worlds takes students on a tour of the gas giants - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune - and explores some of their most fascinating mysteries: enormous hurricanes that last for centuries; moons that harbor vast oceans below an icy surface; and magnetic environments that can generate massive storms of charged particles. Interactive learning stations and a mini-theater provide students with an in-depth look at each of the outer planets and explores what scientists have learned about these immense giants.

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BOUNCE

From a giant tennis ball launcher to a pin "bell" machine, Bounce explores concepts of both math and physical science through creative play. The exhibit features 35 hands-on learning stations which occupy the exhibit floor in different combinations during each rotation.

TEKS Correlation Chart- Coming Soon!

 

ExploraZone               

ExploraZone engages learners of all ages with hands-on stations exploring a wealth of physics concepts, including force and motion, energy transformation, mechanics and perception. Students can construct and investigate the movement of a catenary arch, explore the science behind optical illusions, discover properties of periodic motion or examine the math behind motion

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PHYSICS @ PLAY

Life Size Games for Life Size Fun! Come PLAY and learn the man concepts of physics with GIANT versions of popular games.Your heart will be pumping and your brain will be tingling in this one-of-a-kind NEW exhibit, made and produced by our own Exhibits team at the Discovery Center. What can you learn by playing Jenga, Kerplunk, Soccer Billiards, Lite Brite, Chess and Checkers? Physics @ Play explores the science of Physics while engaging the inner child in all of us- through play!

Educators Guide- Coming Soon!
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Nano

Nano engages students in nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce real world applications and explore the societal and ethical implications of this technology. Students discover how different materials behave as they get smaller, work to build a giant nanotube and compare effects of static electricity and gravity on different objects.

Nano Educators Guide
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YEAR-ROUND EXHIBIT

KinderStudio                    

Designed for our youngest scientists, KinderStudio is a permanent exploration space for students in grades PK-1st grade. Interactive, imaginative play areas include a climbing structure; a lighted performance stage with costumes; hands-on manipulatives including blocks, tubes, books, and toys; and raw materials for creative play. It’s student-centered learning that’s tons of fun!

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