Our History

Inspiring wonder for 70 years

Our Mission

We inspire curious thinkers to discover the wonders of science, technology and nature.

Discovery Place is transforming the way science, technology and nature are explored to inspire invention, raise aspirations and seed a lifelong love of learning. Since our founding in 1946 as the first science education center in the Southeast, Discovery Place's importance to our field and community continues to grow. We now fulfill our mission through three distinct Museum experiences, delivery of education and outreach programs and hands-on professional development training for pre K-12 teachers throughout the region.