Events

Check out all the latest happenings at our family of Museums

I'm interested in Events at

Featured Event

Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Wed | February 28, 2018
Featured Event

Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | April 14, 2018
Featured Event

Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | May 12, 2018
Featured Event

Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | June 02, 2018
Featured Event

Makey Makey Workshop

Learn how to use Makey Makey in the classroom

Sat | June 23, 2018
Event

Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)

Take an exclusive look at the non-public, working areas of our aquarium

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

The Mitten

Cuddle up for one of favorite stories as we learn about hibernation

Tue | January 23, 2018
Event

Snowflake Symmetry

Did you know that no two snowflakes are alike?

Tue | January 23, 2018
Event

Are You da Vinci's Vitruvian Man?

Can you calculate the Golden Ratio?

Tue | January 23, 2018
Event

Winter Wilderness

Investigate how some of our favorite polar animals survive the deep cold

Wed | January 24, 2018
Event

Snowmen at Night

Ever wonder what snowmen do while we sleep?

Wed | January 24, 2018
Event

The da Vinci Bridge

Learn how to make da Vinci's self-supporting bridge

Wed | January 24, 2018
Event

Building da Vinci’s Machines

Assemble some of Leonardo da Vinci's more famous creations.

Wed | January 24, 2018
Event

Air da Vinci

Create your own da Vinci inspired flying machine and put it to the test

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Da Vinci’s Engineering Challenge

Can you build a structure that can withstand a siege machine?

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Writing Like da Vinci

Can you crack the da Vinci code?

Sun | January 21, 2018
Event

Flying Monkeys

Create a flying machine with a twist -- a barrel of monkeys

Mon | January 22, 2018
Event

Rat Dissection

Get an inside look at animal anatomy

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Duck, Duck, Goose

Find out why some ducks and geese are better off as pets

Wed | January 24, 2018
Event

Day in the Life: Medical Imaging Day

Learn about radiographs, build a skeleton, investigate fracture repairs and more

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Animal Tracks

What kind of animals are in your backyard?

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Igloo Engineers

Put your engineering skills to the test & help us build an igloo

Sun | January 21, 2018
Event

Petapalooza

Celebrate our favorite animal companions

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Engineering Merit Badge

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Energy Merit Badge

Sat | January 20, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chess Merit Badge

Sun | January 21, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Sustainability Merit Badge

Sun | January 21, 2018
Event

Fishy Friends

Join us for a fun fish story and make a goldfish craft to take home.

Wed | January 24, 2018
Event

Over in the Arctic

Find out how animals stay warm in the cold Arctic weather

Sat | January 27, 2018
Event

Liquid Nitrogen

Find out what's cooler than -320 Fahrenheit

Sat | January 27, 2018
Event

Makey Makey Workshop

SOLD OUT

Sat | January 27, 2018
Event

Guided Nature Walk

Join us the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk on the Paw Paw Nature Trail

Sat | January 27, 2018
Event

Homeschool Day

Discount admission & special offers for homeschool families

Mon | January 29, 2018
Event

Groundhog Day

Will the groundhog see his shadow?

Fri | February 02, 2018
Event

Monthly Bird Walk

Join a Museum naturalist to discover year-round & seasonal birds

Sat | February 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Weather

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Weather Merit Badge

Sat | February 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Robotics Merit Badge

Sat | February 03, 2018
Event

Germology

Discover how germs make us sick and what it takes to keep them away

Sat | February 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Space Exploration Merit Badge

Sun | February 04, 2018
Event

Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our February-March Mommy & Me workshop series

Tue | February 06, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Astronomy

Collaborate with Boy Scouts & Museum naturalists to work toward your Astronomy Merit Badge

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: My Best Self

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn way to keep yourself healthy

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Living

Learn ways to stay healthy, from decoding food labels to reducing stress

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Healthy Eating

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn how food affects you, from stress to sleep

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

My Healthy Smile

Do you know how to keep your teeth healthy?

Sat | February 10, 2018
Event

Mardi Gras

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with festive crafts & a story

Tue | February 13, 2018
Event

Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine's Day with story time & art

Wed | February 14, 2018
Event

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with family story time & a fun craft

Fri | February 16, 2018
Event

Coping with the Cold

Bundle up for fun as we explore how animals survive the cold

Sat | February 17, 2018
Event

Exercise

Get your blood pumping with some fun exercises

Sat | February 17, 2018
Event

Presidents’ Day

Celebrate Presidents' Day with story time & patriotic crafts

Mon | February 19, 2018
Event

Healthy Food

Let’s play with food!

Sat | February 24, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Programming

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Programming Merit Badge

Sat | March 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Pulp & Paper Merit Badge

Sat | March 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Oceanography Merit Badge

Sat | March 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chemistry Merit Badge

Sun | March 04, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Sustainability Merit Badge

Sun | March 04, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge

Sat | March 10, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Geocaching

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to work toward your Geocaching Merit Badge

Sat | March 24, 2018
Event

Toddler Time Tuesday

Sign up for our April - May Mommy & Me workshop series

Tue | April 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Nature

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to work toward your Nature Merit Badge

Sat | April 14, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Senses

Join Discovery Place Science educators for experiments involving your five senses

Sat | April 21, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Detective

Join Discovery Place Science educators to detect codes, fingerprints and DNA

Sat | April 21, 2018
Event

Girls in STEM Workshop: Special Agent

Join Discovery Place Science educators to learn the science of forensics

Sat | April 21, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Oceanography Merit Badge

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Energy

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Energy Merit Badge

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Space Exploration Merit Badge

Sat | May 05, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chess

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chess Merit Badge

Sun | May 06, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Mammal Study

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Mammal Study Merit Badge

Sat | May 12, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Chemistry Merit Badge

Sat | June 02, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Electricity Merit Badge

Sat | June 02, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place Science educators to earn your Electronics Merit Badge

Sun | June 03, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Environmental Science

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge

Sat | June 09, 2018
Event

Merit Badge Workshop: Reptile & Amphibian Study

Collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Museum naturalists to work toward your Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badge

Sat | August 25, 2018

Plan a visit

Discovery Place provides unique destinations and experiences for all who wonder, using fun, hands-on learning to conjure curiosity and activate imaginations. Spend a day at one of our Museums and enter a world where learning comes to life for everyone in your family.

Building the STEM workforce of tomorrow