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!
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!
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Nano engages visitors 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. Visitors discover how different materials behave as they get smaller, work to build a giant nanotube and compare effects of static electricity and… Read more about Nano
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
Available Fall semester only. In this traveling exhibit, students will 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… Read more about Shapes of Sounds
Available Fall semester only. 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,… Read more about Amazing Bodies
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 energy. Learn… Read more about All Charged Up!
We’re taking night at the museum to a whole new level! If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night at the Discovery Center, Discover All Night is your chance! This family sleepover experience allows you camping excitement among our exhibits…without the bugs! Discover All Night will offer plenty of time exploring our exhibits, including the newest addition,… Read more about Sleepover under the exhibits!