Fall 2016 Renovations and Updates!


Discovery Science Place is closed to the public Monday, September 19 – October 7 to complete renovations and updates as part of our 2016 “Raise the Roof” capital project!

The museum will re-open on Saturday October 8th.

Updates will include:

  • New flooring throughout all main galleries.

  • Paint, paint, and more paint!

  • Lighting throughout galleries and museum store

NEW to the Hometown Gallery

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Imagination Playground!

This exhibit includes modular parts that are easy to stack, line up and move around. Children enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games.

This exhibit is partly funded by a grant from Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and KaBOOM! Read More Here!

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Model Train Exhibit!

Four different model trains pull passenger and box-cars through a display of mountains, streams, buildings and more. The exhibit includes constant movement, scale scenery and push-button feautures for families to enjoy.

Many thanks to the ARC of Smith County, Billy Hibbs, Jr. and the “Lucky Den 13” cub scouts for bringing this exciting new feature to the museum!

Read more about the train project history here

NEW to the Discovery Landing Gallery:

the cube

The Cube

Interactive Visual Floor Display. The Cube projects an image on the floor, and as visitors approach and interact, their movements and gestures transform the projected images.