• Our History


  • Since 1993 our mission has been to "ignite curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration". Since our early beginnings as a Junior League of Tyler project in a donated former car dealership we have worked towards that goal. There is so much to see and experience at the Discovery Science Place. We have a variety of programs, exhibits, and events that are sure to entertain the whole family.

    We strive to make each trip to our museum memorable, fun and engaging for the whole family. We welcome ALL families and strive for an inclusive environment. The Discovery Science Place is also 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.

    Your support of the DSP means we can offer low admission pricing, our special rate "Museums for All" program, reduced cost field-trips, camp scholarships, and educational outreach programming throughout East Texas. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit we depend on donors, members, and community minded visitors like YOU!

EVENTS


  • 12

    Dec, 2019

  • Holiday Open House

    December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us in Downtown Tyler on Thursday, December 12th for “Holiday Open House”!  The DSP will be open from 5pm-8pm that

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  • 30

    Dec, 2019

  • DSP Winter Break Camps 2019

    December 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    Join us for fun and educational day camps over the holiday break! Camp subjects change daily. Click HERE for details and

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  • 11

    Jan, 2020

  • The Science of Beer

    January 11, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

    For science lovers ages 21 and up! Join us for a TED-talk style presentation about the art and science of brewing

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  • 22

    Feb, 2020

  • Darwin Day 2020

    February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Celebrate biology with our annual family-oriented Darwin Day event- live animals, cool hands-on science, and educational games (all included with normal

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  • 22

    Feb, 2020

  • STEM Like a Girl 2020

    February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    A day of hands-on STEM fun for middle school girls only! Led by local female STEM professionals and mentored by female

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  • 18

    Apr, 2020

  • 8th Annual Tyler Maker Faire

    April 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The greatest show (and tell) on earth! Join over 1,200 people at this amazing event for tons of hands-on demonstrations and

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