There is so much to see and experience at the Discovery Science Place. It’s a good idea to prepare so that you don’t miss any of the action. We have a variety of programs, exhibits, and events that are sure to entertain the whole family. Before you go, be sure to stop into our gift shop featuring hundreds of unique toys and gifts (perfect for that upcoming birthday – that we can host!)
Wherever your interests lie, or whatever your mission is, we strive to make each trip to our museum memorable, fun and engaging. The Discovery Science Place is fully accessible to our guests in wheelchairs or who have other physical handicaps. Because of the hands-on nature of the exhibits, the museum is a wonderful place for people of all abilities to experience and learn more about our world. If you would like to see how we may be able to assist you further or help you plan ahead, please call 903.533.8011.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):
Monday – Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-7pm
Normal Hours of Operation:
$8.00 for adults (Ages: 13 and up)
$6.00 for children (Ages: 2 – 12)
$6.00 per person for senior (65 and up)
$5.00 per person for active military (Must Provide ID)
Children under 2 are free
Please Note: Visitors younger than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Adults unaccompanied by children will not be allowed museum access unless a tour or meeting is prearranged with senior staff.
We strive to foster a lifelong interest in learning science, technology, engineering and math. We accomplish this goal by providing parents, educators and members of the community a number of ways to access the programs and information we offer. Resources include everything from planning a visit to the Discovery Science Place and delving into engaging activities, to getting step-by-step science lessons to do yourself.
What better way to investigate how and why things work the way they do than to roll up your sleeves and explore for yourself? Imagine the look on the faces of your students as they discover how electric currents travel through different materials, or how air pressure helps keep objects afloat. These discoveries and more are waiting to be revealed at DSP. We offer field trips for school and community groups year round. Find out all the details on our Field Trips page.
Here’s a collection of engaging science demonstrations and experiments to do in your classroom or home.
Here is our DSP exhibits and elementary-level science TEKS alignment document. We have matched each exhibit with the standards it most applies to. Exhibits are divided by major science field of study and then by grade level. It will be updated as we continue to add exhibits and new information.
Programs and Events
At Discovery Science Place, we believe that more opportunity to become immersed in fun, hands-on education leads to a greater understanding and passion for learning. That’s why we offer a multitude of engaging, age-appropriate classes, camps and events for students of all ages to delve into. Click the link below to learn more about the opportunities we offer.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Discovery Science Place, an organization dedicated to science technology, engineering and math education in East Texas.
We greatly appreciate the generosity of members, partners, donors and volunteers like you-people and organizations that believe in and support our mission of “igniting curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration!”