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Discovery Center of Springfield

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As your local, nonprofit science center, our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

DCS lets you take your mind on a thrilling exploration of the sciences by providing entertaining, hands-on adventures for all ages.

At DCS, you can:

  • Stroll through the inner workings of a giant eyeball
  • Dig for a dinosaur
  • Take home your own DNA
  • Ride the HighWire bike
  • And so much more!

We are an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, that relies on admissions, memberships, program fees, and donations to continue our educational mission, programs and exhibits.

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Monday   10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Tuesday   10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Wednesday   10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Thursday   10:00 pm — 6:00 pm
Friday   10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Sunday   10:00 am — 6:00 pm
438 E. St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO 65806

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
Military Discount
Senior Citizen Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check