Discovery Center

438 E. St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO 65806- Map It
(417) 862-9910

AAA Editor Notes

Discovery Center is off I-44 exit 80A, 3 mi. s. on Glenstone Ave., then 1.5 mi. w. to 438 E. St. Louis St. Eleven galleries in this science center contain more than 250 interactive displays for all ages, exploring physics, chemistry, energy, health and culture. The west building is the area's first Gold Certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building, and an exhibit explains how they made this “green” building sustainable. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$12; $10 (ages 60+); $8 (ages 3-15). Rates for special exhibits may be higher; phone ahead.
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 1-5 (also some Mondays), June-July; Tues.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri.-Sat. 9-6, Sun. 1-5, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.