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!
Designed for our youngest scientists, KinderStudio is a permanent exploration space for students in grades PK-1st grade. Interactive, imaginative play areas include a climbing structure; a lighted performance stage with costumes; hands-on manipulatives including blocks, tubes, books, and toys; and raw materials for creative play. It’s student-centered learning that’s tons of fun! TEKS Correlation Chart
Life Size Games for Life Size Fun! Come PLAY and learn the man concepts of physics with GIANT versions of popular games.Your heart will be pumping and your brain will be tingling in this one-of-a-kind NEW exhibit, made and produced by our own Exhibits team at the Discovery Center. What can you learn by playing… Read more about Physics @ Play
From a giant tennis ball launcher to a pin “bell” machine, Bounce explores concepts of both math and physical science through creative play. The exhibit features 35 hands-on learning stations which occupy the exhibit floor in different combinations during each rotation. TEKS Correlation Chart- Coming Soon!
Giant Worlds takes students on a tour of the gas giants – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – and explores some of their most fascinating mysteries: enormous hurricanes that last for centuries; moons that harbor vast oceans below an icy surface; and magnetic environments that can generate massive storms of charged particles. Interactive learning stations… Read more about Giant Worlds
Grades 3-12 30 minutes Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back in time to witness the birth of the universe. In this breathtaking excursion viewers witness the formation of a galaxy and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae ever discovered. As the adventure continues, students… Read more about Wonders of the Universe