Our History

Inspiring wonder for more than 70 years

Our Mission

We bring science, nature and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy and apply science to their lives.

Discovery Place is shaping a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive change for our world. Since our founding in 1947 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, outreach and virtual programs and hands-on professional development training for pre K-12 teachers throughout the region.