There’s no better place to enjoy the holidays with friends and family than at the Discovery Center. We have something for everyone during this festive season. From special events to reduced admission and a new theater show. Keep reading for a list of everything ho ho happening here at the DHDC for the holidays!

Black Friday Admission Sale & BOGO Membership Sale
November 29th, 9:30am-4:30pm
Escape the craziness of the stores and enjoy some special family time at the DHDC on Black Friday! Plus we’ll help you pad your pocket book with $5 per person admission all day so you have more to spend on Christmas gifts. We’ll take it one step further with a BOGO 50% off Family or Family Plus membership SALE! Click here for all the details. 

Santa’s Jolly Jamboree
December 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Enjoy a jolly good time filled with cheerful activities and delightful crafts to celebrate the holiday season! Get your pictures with the the big guy, Anna & Elsa and the Grinch! There’s so much more to enjoy; click here for all the details!

‘Let it Snow’ Space Theater Show
A holiday favorite will return to the Space Theater on Black Friday. Let It Snow will be added to the theater schedule, and guests will be able to enjoy it, at no additional cost, at either 11:00 am or 3:00 pm Tuesdays- Saturdays, and at 3:00pm on Sundays from Black Friday (Nov 29th) through December 31st.**
**Black Out Dates- Let It Snow will not be played Dec. 21-23, for a special showing of our NEW Holiday theater show, Nutcracker Suite (see below). Only the 3:00pm showing will be offered on Dec 5th & 6th, and Dec. 10th-13th due to a school event.

Discover for a Dollar- Holiday Edition
Friday, December 20th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
A special holiday edition of Discover for a Dollar – Our gift to you!
Admission is only $1 per person on this cold December evening. We’ll warm you up live science demonstrations, critter encounters, interactive exhibits and special showing of our NEW holiday Space Theater Show, The Nutcracker Suite! Read all about it here!

‘The Nutcracker Suite’ Space Theater Show
NEW to the Space Theater is a special showing of the ‘Nutcracker Suite. A visual music extravaganza of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous work, with stereo soundtrack performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and animation by Ken Scott. Enjoy musical favorites including Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Miniature Overture, Dance of the Mirlitons, Arabian Dance, Waltz of the Flowers and more in our full-dome planetarium Space Theater.
Show Times are:
Saturday, December 21st at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 22nd at 3:00 pm
Monday, December 23rd at 11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Admission to the Nutcracker Suite is not included in museum admission. Each show time is $2 per person and can be purchased at the front desk the day of the show.

Preview this special show here!

Holiday Hours
We will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Noon Year’s Eve
Save the Date for a family friendly celebration to ring in the 21st century! Click here to learn more.