PLAN YOUR VISIT TO DISCOVERY STATION
Discovery Station Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Last admittance into Discovery Station is 3:15 p.m.
Discovery Station is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Discovery Station is also Closed on the following holidays: Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Discovery Station is also closed during Inclement Weather. Please review our Inclement Weather Policy.
Discovery Station is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Inc. (ASTC) and the Passport Program. To find out more information about this membership program, click here.
Active Military Families/ASTC Members: Free
Children 3 and Under: Free – Starting January 1, 2019 children 5 & under will be free. See why.
Ages 4-17: $6.00
Seniors (55 and over) and Retired Military: $5.00
Group Visits & Field Trips (minimum of 10 – maximum of 100): ATTENTION: Beginning April 1st, there will be a new field trip rate. Visit here to learn more.
-Student/Youth Group members 17 and under (group visits/field trips only) • $3.00
-Teacher/Group leader (group visits/field trips only) • Free
-Chaperones with group (group visits/field trips only) • $5.00
-Adult Group members (group visits/field trips only) • $5.00
Advance reservation required to qualify for group rates. ALL GROUPS of ten or more MUST submit a reservation request a minimum of two weeks prior to the desired date of visit.
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card are accepted.
Length of Visit
When you plan your visit to Discovery Station, we suggest you allow 90 minutes minimum for your visit. Time of visit varies depending upon your interests, interactive participation, programs, and film viewing. The Explorer Cafe may be used for brown-bag lunches during your visit. You can leave and return to Discovery Station the same day on one admission.
Chaperones play an integral role during the field trip experience. We thank you for volunteering to make a difference in the lives of students. Below is a quick guide to help you succeed as a chaperone.
Learn the names and faces of the students in your group and make sure they know your name.
Keep track of the students you’re chaperoning. Travel through exhibits as a group. Count your students before moving onto the next section of the museum.
While exploring each exhibit in the museum, engage students by asking thought-provoking questions. You don’t need to know the answers!
Do not run in the museum. Please walk at all times.
Use indoor voices at all times, so that other visitors may have the chance to enjoy the exhibits too.
Please respect museum property and handle each exhibit feature with care.
Share and take turns with each interactive piece.