Free admission for Family Discovery! If your campus is enrolled in our family discovery membership program, every student and their immediate family get free admission to DHDC/WBNC through august 2022. *No membership card is requeired.* Use your membership in four easy steps Give your child’s name and school name at the front desk. DHDC staff… Read more about Family Discovery Memberships
Discover what lies beneath. May 27 – September 18 Have you ever seen a mammoth tooth up close? What does the Ice Age smell like? Step into the shoes of climate science researchers, piece together clues, and solve engineering challenges posed by thawing permafrost in Under the Arctic: Digging into Permafrost. This interactive exhibit weaves… Read more about Under The Arctic: Digging into Permafrost
Hello All! March is coming to an end, and April is springing up before our eyes! If you haven’t already checked it out, we opened registration for Summer Camp last week, and spots are filling up faster than ever before! Kids will have the chance to enjoy daily hands-on science activities, explore Wildcat Bluff, and… Read more about April Newsletter 2022!
Discover the World Outside! In 2021 DHDC welcomed Wildcat Bluff into the Discovery Center family! This has allowed us to increase programs, access, and exploration of hands-on and education-based learning and encourage our community and travelers to explore the outdoors! Use your $30 WBNC membership add-on to enjoy: Over 5 miles of hiking trails 657… Read more about New Wildcat Bluff Membership Add-On
The Discovery Center teamed up with IF/THEN, an organization that empowers current STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) innovators to inspire the next generation of pioneers, to diffuse gender disparities that exist in the engineering field through DHDC’s newest She Engineers exhibit. She Engineers will be on display until December 31st of this year and… Read more about Don Harrington Discovery Center adds new Women in STEM Exhibit
Dear Discovery Center Community, As a collective, we feel the weight of the new rise in Covid cases. With schools making necessary adjustments, hospitals working to staff and care for our loved ones, and businesses experiencing reduced staff and supply shortages, we acknowledge the need to take action. The Discovery Center will continue to serve… Read more about DHDC Program Updates and FREE three-month Membership Add-on!
Together, we will construct Discover Through Time, a permanent exhibit that will invite visitors on a historic journey through the region’s ecological biomes. Full-sensory environments will simulate the biome’s climate, humidity, and geological features. Inland Sea Ancient Pleistocene Grassland Woodlands Spruce Forest Modern Grassland. This new space is more than a static exhibit. It features:… Read more about Discover Through Time Biomes Exhibit
For Thanksgiving 2021, we have decided to “Give Where We Live” and offer free admission to DHDC & WCB. If you would like to “Give where you live,” too, please consider a gift through the Panhandle Gives and support our efforts to build an all-new exhibit at DHDC and/or improvements to our ADA Libb’s trail… Read more about FREE Admission At DHDC & Wildcat Bluff
What does Full Sensory mean? Picking things up and feeling their texture is what people often associate with sensory experiences, but it’s about much more than touch! Sensory learning includes any activity that stimulates a person’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything which engages movement and balance. While we… Read more about DHDC’s New 2022 Exhibit Will be FULL-SENSORY!
The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting The Discovery Center by offering admission at $2 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of their valid EBT card. Museums for All is part of the Discovery Center’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.