Igniting curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration!
We have four core values. Everything we do is guided by the values we share. We practice these values though our programs and actions.
Education – We believe that education is an investment in our local, regional, national and global communities.
Responsibility – We use our resources wisely and we are loyal to our audience with a focus always on discovery.
Integrity – We respect each other and we seek to earn the respect of others.
Change – We are always aware of a changing environment and we work to be proactive in response to change.
The Discovery Science place aspires to be a national leader in providing environments and experiences which make learning fun and relevant as we help to shape the science, technology, engineering and mathematic leaders of tomorrow. Our actions will attract guests and community partners who are eager to join us in our quest.
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 the DSP memorable, fun and engaging. The DSP is fully accessible to our guests in wheelchairs or who have other physical handicaps. Because of the hands-on nature of the exhibits, the DSP 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.
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday: Closed September through May
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
$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)
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.
WikiDemos – Here’s a collection of engaging science demonstrations to do in your classroom.
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!”