The Nutcracker Suite

Coming Soon! For a Limited Time- See Show times below 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… Read more about The Nutcracker Suite

Phantom of the Universe

Showing Tuesday-Saturday at 1:00pm Phantom of the Universe  showcases an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term “dark matter.” It describes the astral… Read more about Phantom of the Universe

Let It Snow!

Showing Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00am and 3:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00pm** Celebrate the season with a special holiday feature in our Space Theater. “Let it Snow” features a variety of festive classic songs and music from the likes of Frank Sinatra,  Chuck Berry by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic holiday… Read more about Let It Snow!

Ho Ho Holiday Happenings!

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… Read more about Ho Ho Holiday Happenings!

You’ll Be Shocked!

You’ll be shocked, or not, to hear that DHDC has once again produced a brand NEW seasonal exhibit which will test your knowledge (and conductivity) of electricity! All Charged Up! opens to members and the public the weekend of September 21st! Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as… Read more about You’ll Be Shocked!

Amazing Bodies

Amazing Bodies takes visitors 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 visitors will explore concepts of learned vs. inherited traits in humans and animals, the role DNA plays in heredity, and life cycles.

Imagination Playground

Imagination Playground is designed to inspire children-directed learning. Giant blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes, oversized cogs, wheels, spools and tubes stimulate creativity in children of all ages and inspire them to invent their own ways to play. Kids work together to create original structures and make up their own stories, rules and games.… Read more about Imagination Playground

Shapes of Sounds

NEW! Now Open Open May 11- December 18 Discover the properties of sound and vibration. What do sounds feel like? What is the difference between the meow of a kitten and the roar of a lion? How does the mass of an object affect the way it vibrates or the sounds that it makes? Find… Read more about Shapes of Sounds

Sun, Earth, Universe

We are excited to be one of the institutions across the country awarded a copy of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit. This engaging, hands-on interactive exhibit is filled with dazzling imagery, and will connect you with current NASA science research and launch you on a journey to explore the universe! The Sun, Earth, Universe Exhibition… Read more about Sun, Earth, Universe

All Charged Up!

NOW OPEN! Spark your curiosity of the wonders of electricity in this interactive exhibit. Just as Ben Franklin engaged in hands-on experimentation with electricity, you will too! Insulate yourself from the hair-raising, static electricity effects of the Van der Graaf generator. Explore energy consumption, generation, and how to interact safely around this important form of… Read more about All Charged Up!

Amazing Butterflies

Open February 1- May 11, during Spring semester only. Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel.Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps… Read more about Amazing Butterflies


Available Spring semester only. 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… Read more about Nano