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February 01, 2023

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New January Exhibit at the Discovery Center

Step into the north England home of cheese-loving inventor, Wallace and his loyal and intelligent dog, Gromit.

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on, environmental, cultural and educational museum (located at 502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro). The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Adjacent to the Center is the protected Murfree Spring wetlands, a natural habitat for a variety of fish, amphibians and birds.

For more information, visit or call 615-890-2300.

*Note: Discovery Center will be closed Jan. 9 – 10 for deep cleaning.

January Happenings at the Discovery Center:

All Access Night
Thursday, Jan. 12  |  5-8 p.m.
All Access Nights are a time for special-needs families to enjoy the Discovery Center’s exhibits in a sensory-friendly environment. More info here.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration (Free Day)
Monday, Jan. 16  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and story through arts, culture, and more! More info here.

Wallace & Gromit: Get Cracking! featured exhibit opens
Saturday, Jan. 21
Families will enter into Nick Park’s colorful character’s known as Wallace & Gromit. Park is the creator of the animation that is seen on both film and television.

Visitors will have the opportunity to step into the popular North England home of cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his loyal and intelligent dog, Gromit. In Wallace’s world, inventions and contraptions often go terribly – but hilariously! – wrong, providing a natural opportunity to explore themes around problem-solving and resilience.

More info here.



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Michael Aldrich

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