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July 18, 2024

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New Exhibit and June Events at Discovery Center

We've got you covered for the opening of the new Science of Music featured exhibit, plus "Sibshops" and more at The Discovery Center!

When it’s just too darn hot this summer, take the kids into the cool, air-conditioned wonder of The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring โ€”ย a hands-on, environmental, cultural and educational museum located at 502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro.

The museum is open Tuesday โ€“ Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; andย Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.ย ย Adjacent to the Center is the protected Murfree Spring wetlands, a natural habitat for a variety of fish, amphibians and birds.

New Featured Exhibit

The Science of Music

Located on the 2nd floor

Visit the featured exhibit and learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect! Feel the rhythm through the drums, find the pitch with the pipe organ and take the stage in this interactive exploration of sound. Happens through September 10.

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June Events at The Discovery Center

Investigation Station

Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Join Discovery Center staff as we explore the amazing world of science through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Included with admission while supplies last.

  • June 6th -10th: Egg Drop
  • June 13th-17th: Circuit Card
  • June 20th-24th: Water Propulsion
  • June 27th-30th: Crater Creation

Campfire Storytime

Every Thursday | 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

Join Discovery Center staff for story time in our Great Outdoors or Studio! Included with admission.

Turtle Talk

Wednesday & Fridays | 3:00 pm

Join Discovery Center staff for turtle feeding. Included with admission.

Educators Night

Thursday, June 1st | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

A Free evening dedicated to educators and highlighting our updated 2023-2024 field studies!

Secret Garden Party

Friday, June 2 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This popular annual event features an elegant banquet of experiences this year, including fine foods, exquisite sweets, and tantalizing auction items benefitting the museumโ€™s mission of engaging curious minds.

Secret Garden Party Tour

Sat/Sun, June 3-4 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Secret Garden Tour is your opportunity to stroll through intimate gardens tucked away in local homes.

All Access Night

Thursday, June 8th | 5:00 pm – 8 pm

All Access Nights are a time for special-needs families to enjoy the Discovery Centerโ€™s exhibits in a sensory-friendly environment. All Access Nights are free, but reservations are suggested.

Scientific Spectacles

June camp Mon-Fri, June 5th-9th| 9am-4pm

Put on your lab coat and get ready to experiment! This Summer Campology session will have your camper exploring pops, bounces, and messes with hands-on science experiments.

Wild Wild Wetlands

June Camp Mon-Fri June 12th-16th | 9am-4pm

Take a walk on the wild side of the wetlands with Discovery Center Campology. This session will bring campers into the habitat with identification lessons, creek exploration, and meet-and-greets with our Discovery Center Animal Ambassadors.


Thursday, June 15th | 5pm-7pm

Sibshops at Discovery Center are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between.

Parents Night Out

Friday, June 16th | 5pm-7pm

Activities to include highlighting African American scientists with hands-on crafts and floor exploration with dinner provided.

Bit-blocker Builders

Mon-Fri June 19th-23rd | 9am-4pm

Weโ€™re bringing your camperโ€™s favorite apps into reality in this Campology session! Join the Discovery Center for a week of activities inspired by Minecraftยฎ and ROBLOXยฎ like avatar costume creation, pixel art, and cube engineering.

Music to Our Ears

Mon-Fri June 26th-30th | 9am-4pm

Channel your inner Rockstar and get ready to make some music with the Discovery Center! This Campology session will have your camper jamming as we learn about different instruments, create our own, and explore the Science of Music exhibit.

For more information, visitย explorethedc.orgย or call 615-890-2300.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.