Discovery Park of America

830 Everett Blvd

History And Mission:

Discovery Park's mission is education: To enhance children and adults' educational experiences and to inspire them to reach their full potential. Discovery Park's exhibits and programs compel visitors of all ages to "see beyond" their current level of knowledge in many areas.

The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation is Discovery Park's principal benefactor. The Kirkland's are long-time supporters of education in the area. Their foundation has donated approximately $80 million to the creation of Discovery Park and has created a program of $2-3 million continuing support after opening for operational support and expansion.


Jen Houston

Monday, May 28, 2018
Must see once in your life!! Absolutely unbelievable, it is like a big city art museum, classic car, Science center, war, and history museum all in one. So many things for kids to do. They have an entire old town, with blacksmith and basket weaver. You will not be able to see everything in one day. It really is a one of kind multi million dollar place off the beaten path. Even how the place was founded is interesting. Only one warning, watch for speed trap and camera at traffic lights in the little town you drive through to get there.

Christy Wortham

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We took our fourth graders in May this year, and it was my first visit. I loved it! The boys in my little chaperone group adored the war vehicles and equipment. There's so much to see and do, indoors and out, for general admission (we did that), and there are a few extra exhibits and things one can add on. There's a big eating area for school sack lunches downstairs or food can be purchased upstairs. I'm looking forward to returning.

Matthew Evans

Saturday, April 7, 2018
First off... You need the entire day, go early. There is so much to see and plenty of hands on activities on the top floor for kids. The slide is also very fun for all ages! ( Warning, it does go fast!) There is a also a nice play area at the bottom of the slide for little ones. This was nice as we could let our little one play while our oldest went down the slide. They are stroller friendly and the elevator makes it much nicer. They do not allow outside food and drink though. The cafe there has good food however the wait can get long during lunch time. The outside exhibits are very interesting as well. You could spent half the day outside going through everything.

Jill Kilgore

Thursday, June 7, 2018
This is a world-class museum that brings the world to adults and kids. I love the science, the history and exploring different cultures and time periods. There's dinosaurs, planes, a spaceship, and everything else in between. The story behind how the museum came about is incredible. I'm glad something like this exists in Tennessee.

Amy Haynes

Friday, May 25, 2018
Loved this place! Went for a field trip and had so much fun! There is so much to do... dinosaurs, history, space, tractors, cars, military, live animals, trains, interactive play stations and a huge 2 story slide. Definitely need to spend all day there. Will be back with the rest of the family.

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Celebrate Fourth Of July 2017

Bring everyone out to the park to celebrate the Fourth of July! There will be food, fireworks and fun! Grounds are FREE after 5:00 PM! We will have bounce houses, shaved ice, food trucks, live music and more on the Great Lawn on the Fourth of July! H…

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