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
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!
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
Grades 3-12 40 minutes Fifty years after launching our dreams into space, we’re left with a troubling legacy: tens of millions of pieces of orbiting debris in an ever-growing ring of debris which threatens the safety of our planetary orbits. Space Junk takes students on a journey which examines this very real problem and explores the challenges… Read more about Space Junk
Grades 3-12 40 minutes Egypt is a land of mystery whose culture and civilization were among the earliest in human history. Stars of the Pharaohs transports students to ancient Egypt to investigate the connection Egyptians felt with the stars and other astronomical phenomena and examine how this connection influenced their culture and society. Through an exploration of… Read more about Stars of the Pharaohs
Grades 1-8 20 minutes Secrets of the Sun provides an in-depth look at the Sun’s role in the life of our solar system. From nuclear forces churning at the heart of the Sun, to mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, students will discover the power of the Sun and its impact on the planets—and… Read more about Secrets of the Sun
Grades Pre-K-12 25 minutes Unleashing the imaginations of children of all ages, the Fantasy Light Show takes guests on the ride of a lifetime! Through computer-generated imagery, viewers will enjoy a roller coaster ride, travel on an infinity loop and journey through virtual worlds full of vibrant color and movement. Set to a fun, upbeat musical score,… Read more about Fantasy Light Show
Grades 5-12 40 minutes Similar in format to the Fantasy Light Show but with a mathematical twist, Chaos and Order takes students on a spectacular journey through a world of computer generated mathematical imagery set to music. Structured into four movements — geometric forms, algorithms, simulations, and chaos theory — Chaos and Order combines science… Read more about Chaos and Order: A Mathematical Symphony
Grades 4-12 30 minutes Few objects in the universe hold the power and fascination of these astronomical marvels. What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How do we find them? Students will explore one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe and discover their effects on space and time in… Read more about Black Holes