The Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO

Where are we going?

The Discovery Center of Springfield
438 E St Louis St
MO 65806

417 862 9910

What is there to do?

Ever wanted to see inside an eye ball?  Gross!  But we don't mean a real one, of course!  In the Discovery center, you can have a walk (yes, walk!) through a giant eyeball to see how it works - they are incredible parts of you with many complicated moving elements.

Perhaps you want to become a research scientist for the day and take home your DNA?  Sound complicated?  Well, you just have to go and try it out!

Ever watched Jurassic Park and thought "Dinosaurs are cool! I'd to be an archaeologist and find one" - for the day, here you can be!

You can even learn about the world and other cultures - it's often eye opening to see how other people live across the world, differently from you. 

The one big rule though - make sure you touch, look, feel and play!  And the center makes science fun.  Kids can convert energy by riding in a giant hamster wheel, and explore how different engines use and create energy. 

For those little early learners, Wonderland is an area geared just for them, and the Phenomena Gallery is often a favorite where kids can use electricity to make their hair stand right up on end! (Potential Christmas photos anyone?)

They can learn how the human body works through health-related displays, and explore the real life city street of Discovery Town!  You can write your own news article for the paper, or perform in the local theater - if you're not off presenting in your own TV studio of course!

If that's not enough, you can even have your birthday party there, and celebrate in science-tastic style!  Get playing!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12

Children: $8 (Ages 3 - 15)

Discount: Seniors

Free Under: 2 years, and members


When can we go?

Mondays (summer only) 9am - 5pm / Tues - Thurs 9am - 5pm / Fri & Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 1pm - 5pm.

Closed Mondays September thru May, as well as major holidays.


Any top tips?

They have a fun Highwire Bike Ride, which is an additional $3.00. Operating Hours: 11am to12pm, 1 to 2pm, 3 to 4pm, and 5 to 6pm. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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