Showing Tuesday-Sunday at 3:00 pm. 22 Minutes Saturn is the true “Lord of the Rings”. After nearly seven years in transit, the two-story Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004. Cassini continues to explore Saturn and its moons during its extended mission, while the Huygens probe had landed on the surface of Titan,… Read more about Saturn the Ring World
Showing Tuesday-Sunday at 2:00 pm. 20 Minutes Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Watch the Trailer
Showing Monday-Saturday at 1:00 pm. 27 Minutes Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System. Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research,… Read more about IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System
The secret is out. The Mad Scientist is enjoying retirement on a beach somewhere mixing up new concoctions but that doesn’t mean we can’t still throw a UNIQUE and ULTRA FUN party at the Discovery Center! Adults 21 & over, get ready for DHDC’s newest AfterDark, The Big Deal debuting on October 19th! You’ll enjoy… Read more about The Secret is Out!
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!
The DHDC is pleased to announce Happy State Bank as our 2019-2020 Education partner! This contribution from Happy State Bank will help the Discovery Center to provide a variety of unique, curriculum-based learning experiences for our area’s schools, both at the Discovery Center and on individual school campuses. Our programs are designed to function as… Read more about HAPPY about Education!
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 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
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
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
Opens September 2st! 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… Read more about All Charged Up!
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