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.