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May 29, 2024

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Lots Going on at Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is 30 years strong and keeps bringing on the fun for kids of all ages in Murfreesboro.

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring celebrates 30 years this year! They’ve been celebrating on the 30th of every month, too, with a special promotion. On Sunday, July 30, the first 30 guests to visit get a free pair of solar viewing glasses in anticipation of the Solar Eclipse happening next month (Aug. 22).  But before that, there’s a day full of fun!

On Saturday, July 29, kids can have loads of fun during Minion Mania! They’ll create Gru Goo, design their own minion, test out rockets, participate in a costume contest and watch as Discovery Center staff members use liquid nitrogen to shrink a minion and more! 

Activity Details for Minion Mania

Costume Contest:
Dress as your favorite Despicable Me character (Felonius Gru, Vector, Dr. Nefario, Miss Hattie, Margo, Edith, Agnes or your favorite minion).

Design Your Own Nefario-us Invention:
All great inventions start with a brilliant blueprint.

Send a Minion to the Moon:
Build an air rocket and send your favorite minion into flight.

Build your own Minion:
Create your own personal henchman. Will your minion have one eye or two? Will it be one of Gru’s faithful or Dr. Nefario’s evil minions?

Gru Goo:
Join one of our minions as they help you create some of Gru’s favorite slimy, yellow or purple goo.

Shrink a Minion:
Watch as minion gets shrunk with liquid nitrogen and see how liquid nitrogen affects other states of matter.

Bee do Bee do Banana Pop for Me & You:
Head out to the patio for a sweet cold treat, while supplies last, as you test Gru’s water rocket. Will he reach the moon? Or is it back to the drawing board for him and Dr. Nefario?

The Discovery Center is located at 502 S.E. Broad St., Murfreesboro. Call 615-890-2300 or visit

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