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Discovery Center, Murfreesboro

4.5
#6 of 14 in Childrens Museums in Tennessee
Our vision is to build a community with the courage to ask thoughtful questions, the drive to find creative solutions, and the confidence to implement positive changes.

Located in Murfreesboro, Discovery Center encourages children to venture in and learn about the world around them. Explore our hands-on exhibits and participate in programs in arts, culture, science, health, and the environment. We are located on 20 acres of urban wetlands teeming with native plants and animals. Take a walk on our elevated boardwalk through the wetlands, check out Murfree Spring, or walk on over to Nature Play for some outdoor fun!

Our admission is $8 for everyone 2 and up. Family memberships start at just $65 for a whole year of Discovery!

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4.6
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  • My husband and I visited the Discovery Center for the sole purpose of walking the boardwalk to take pictures of wildlife. What a wonderful place to do so! We were able to photograph raccoons, otters, ...  more »
  • Such a cute little place to walk! I love seeing the turtles and birds here. My dogs love it too. Easy trail with a little center too  more »
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  • Had an excellent time. Friendly and helpful staff. Full size fire truck! Great area reserved just for little ones. Huge space, perfect for events and includes a massive kitchen area. One issue though it is impossible to keep track of little ones going down the slide repeatedly from 2nd to 1st story, because the huge concrete staircase they run back up.
  • We went on a field trip with my daughter's first grade class. It was so much fun! There was an archeological dig zone, a water flow area, a fire truck, a craft area, and much much more. The kids also got to explore the wetlands natural area. The staff was very helpful, informative, and patient. I just wish we'd had more time! I plan to go back and spend the day because 2.5 hours was not enough.

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