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We are having fun at Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. Thanks to Ocala Cultural Arts  Marion Cultural Alliance and Ocala Re...
07/13/2019

We are having fun at Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series. Thanks to Ocala Cultural Arts Marion Cultural Alliance and Ocala Recreation and Parks for a great event!

We found some super tasters at  Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series #musicmoves Marion Cultural Alliance
07/12/2019

We found some super tasters at Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series #musicmoves Marion Cultural Alliance

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/12/2019

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Fly to new heights with a week of rockets, airplanes, planetarium shows and spaced out fun. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center and behind the scenes look at planes and helicopters at Ocala International Airport. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

07/11/2019
Going Down

We can't wait to jam out at this concert! Discovery Sci Squad will be there with 5 senses themed games and experiments too!

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Discovery Center Sensational Senses Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 22-26 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/11/2019

Discovery Center Sensational Senses Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 22-26 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Discover your five senses and how they compare between humans and animals. Try out some tasty science experiments, trick your eyes with optical illusions and answer the age old question…What Stinks? Tour Discovery Center’s brand new “Sense-sational” exhibit and then top your week off with a trip to Weeki Wachee State park! Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/10/2019

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Fly to new heights with a week of rockets, airplanes, planetarium shows and spaced out fun. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center and behind the scenes look at planes and helicopters at Ocala International Airport. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center Sensational Senses Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 22-26 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/09/2019

Discovery Center Sensational Senses Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 22-26 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Discover your five senses and how they compare between humans and animals. Try out some tasty science experiments, trick your eyes with optical illusions and answer the age old question…What Stinks? Tour Discovery Center’s brand new “Sense-sational” exhibit and then top your week off with a trip to Weeki Wachee State park! Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/08/2019

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Fly to new heights with a week of rockets, airplanes, planetarium shows and spaced out fun. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center and behind the scenes look at planes and helicopters at Ocala International Airport. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Can you draw with your voice? Are you a Super Taster? Everyone is loving our Sensational Exhibit! We want to thank Ocala...
07/06/2019

Can you draw with your voice? Are you a Super Taster? Everyone is loving our Sensational Exhibit! We want to thank Ocala Electric Utility and Ocalaeye for sponsoring this exhibit. Shout out to Pigman’s Music & Arts Company, LLC for helping fabricate this awesome exhibit!

It's a great day for an exhibit opening!
07/06/2019

It's a great day for an exhibit opening!

Ready to SEE our new exhibit!? Stpp by tomorrow for the Grand opening of SENSESational 10am to 3pm!
07/05/2019

Ready to SEE our new exhibit!? Stpp by tomorrow for the Grand opening of SENSESational 10am to 3pm!

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/05/2019

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Fly to new heights with a week of rockets, airplanes, planetarium shows and spaced out fun. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center and behind the scenes look at planes and helicopters at Ocala International Airport. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day avail...
07/05/2019

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Get ready to solve crimes with fingerprint science, DNA extraction and more. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center, Juniper Springs, and a special arson investigation presentation at Ocala Fire Rescue. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day avail...
07/04/2019

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Get ready to solve crimes with fingerprint science, DNA extraction and more. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center, Juniper Springs, and a special arson investigation presentation at Ocala Fire Rescue. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day...
07/03/2019

Discovery Center Air and Space Week Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 15-19 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Fly to new heights with a week of rockets, airplanes, planetarium shows and spaced out fun. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center and behind the scenes look at planes and helicopters at Ocala International Airport. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day avail...
07/03/2019

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Get ready to solve crimes with fingerprint science, DNA extraction and more. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center, Juniper Springs, and a special arson investigation presentation at Ocala Fire Rescue. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

It's getting exciting! @OcalaElectricUtility is changing our exhibit banners!
07/02/2019

It's getting exciting! @OcalaElectricUtility is changing our exhibit banners!

Who is ready for next week's DC summer camp? Follow the clues and see how science is used to solve crimes at our DC Dete...
07/02/2019

Who is ready for next week's DC summer camp? Follow the clues and see how science is used to solve crimes at our DC Detectives camp. Register at mydiscoverycenter.org

07/02/2019

The brains of the operation have arrived! We are taking it to new heights with Discovery Centers next exhibit!

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day avail...
07/01/2019

Discovery Center DC Detectives Summer Camp still has a few spaces available! July 8-12 8:30am-4:30pm (extended day available from 7:30am-5:30pm). Get ready to solve crimes with fingerprint science, DNA extraction and more. Plus field trips to Hampton Aquatic Center, Juniper Springs, and a special arson investigation presentation at Ocala Fire Rescue. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 352-401-3900 to register.

We are hard at work installing a new exhibit! Come see us Saturday July 6th for the grand re-opening!
07/01/2019

We are hard at work installing a new exhibit! Come see us Saturday July 6th for the grand re-opening!

Discovery Center's cover photo
06/28/2019

Discovery Center's cover photo

Our Summer Campers are having a wild time! Be sure to register for the remaining weeks!
06/27/2019

Our Summer Campers are having a wild time! Be sure to register for the remaining weeks!

06/22/2019

Discovery Center will be closed June 24 thru July 5th while we change out exhibits. Summer camp will continue as normal.

06/21/2019

Join the kids from En Garde Fencing Club tomorrow, Saturday, June 22nd from 11 a.m. to noon as they “storm the castle” at the Discovery Center’s “Kings, Queens, and Castles” life-size chess exhibit. See some cool sword fighting and even try it out! Coach Phillip Vincent will be doing demos and answering questions. Participation requires parent’s consent.

Don't forget to stop by Kings Queens and Castles before this exhibit departs! Saturday will be our last day.
06/19/2019

Don't forget to stop by Kings Queens and Castles before this exhibit departs! Saturday will be our last day.

We had a blast at Animal Camp today. Special thanks to the Magic Bark Bus for stopping by. Campers made kennel tags and ...
06/18/2019

We had a blast at Animal Camp today. Special thanks to the Magic Bark Bus for stopping by. Campers made kennel tags and met some furry friends.

Thanks to Ambassadors of Nature for bringing new friends to summer camp!
06/13/2019

Thanks to Ambassadors of Nature for bringing new friends to summer camp!

A big thank you to Maggie Weakley of @FineArtsForOcala She donated some amazing instruments created by Larry Schoffhar t...
06/13/2019

A big thank you to Maggie Weakley of @FineArtsForOcala She donated some amazing instruments created by Larry Schoffhar today for our #musicmovesocala corner. We are accepting instruments now through July 5. Instruments will be available to play as part of our Sense-satioal exhibit opening Saturday July 6th.

You never know who might drop by the DC. Dave Anderson built a pretty BIG chess set...check out the article in the comme...
06/12/2019

You never know who might drop by the DC. Dave Anderson built a pretty BIG chess set...check out the article in the comments to read about his Life Size record breaking chess set.

The sun came out just in time for solar oven s'mores! We still have spaces available in Discovery Cemter Summer Camps. V...
06/10/2019

The sun came out just in time for solar oven s'mores! We still have spaces available in Discovery Cemter Summer Camps. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org or call 401-3900 for information and to enroll.

Join the kids from En Garde Fencing Club on Saturday, June 22nd from 11 a.m. to noon as they “storm the castle” at t...
06/07/2019

Join the kids from En Garde Fencing Club on Saturday, June 22nd from 11 a.m. to noon as they “storm the castle” at the Discovery Center’s “Kings, Queens, and Castles” life-size chess exhibit. See some cool sword fighting and even try it out! Coach Phillip Vincent will be doing demos and answering questions. Participation requires parent’s consent.

Do you have an old musical instrument collecting dust? Discovery Center is looking for donations for our Music Moves  co...
06/04/2019

Do you have an old musical instrument collecting dust? Discovery Center is looking for donations for our Music Moves corner. You can call or email [email protected] to drop off!

Here is a FUN FRIDAY ALERT...Check out Reading Ranger and then come play at Discovery Center!
06/04/2019

Here is a FUN FRIDAY ALERT...Check out Reading Ranger and then come play at Discovery Center!

This Friday starts our Reading with a Ranger Program. Our City of Ocala Park Rangers look foward to this program all year. Come out to a different park each Friday and participate in story time and some give aways. This program is free, bring a lunch and play at the park after. We would like to thank our partners the Marion County Public Library System - FL and the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Inc for all the help they give to make this the great program that it is.

Medieval Madness week is off to a great start! We had fun in the Kings Queens and Castles exhibit and then staged a gian...
06/03/2019

Medieval Madness week is off to a great start! We had fun in the Kings Queens and Castles exhibit and then staged a giant sword fight!

It's not too late! Date Night is happening now. Tickets are available at the door until 7:30pm.  We've got Alchemy inspi...
05/11/2019

It's not too late! Date Night is happening now. Tickets are available at the door until 7:30pm. We've got Alchemy inspired chemistry experiments at 7:30pm and Starlab Planetarium at 8:15pm. Plus wine, snacks and fun in our Kings, Queens and Castles exhibit!

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the...
05/09/2019
Discovery Center Date Night - Medieval Magic

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments. Top the night off with a romantic planetarium show. Wine and light snacks will be served. Royal attire optional.

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments....

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the...
05/08/2019
Discovery Center Date Night - Medieval Magic

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments. Top the night off with a romantic planetarium show. Wine and light snacks will be served. Royal attire optional.

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments....

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the...
05/07/2019
Discovery Center Date Night - Medieval Magic

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments. Top the night off with a romantic planetarium show. Wine and light snacks will be served. Royal attire optional.

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments....

Discovery Center's cover photo
05/07/2019

Discovery Center's cover photo

Registration for summer camp is open! Click the link to register or call us and we will help you sign up!
05/07/2019
Summer Camps | Discovery Center

Registration for summer camp is open! Click the link to register or call us and we will help you sign up!

                        Camp Discovery Join the Discovery Center for a summer of fun! Explore different science themes and concepts, conduct simple experiments, play games,make crafts, cool off at the pool, and go on a field trip each week! We offer summer camp for two age groups (Junior...

5 days to go until Discovery Date Night! Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:...
05/06/2019
Discovery Center Date Night - Medieval Magic

5 days to go until Discovery Date Night!

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments. Top the night off with a romantic planetarium show. Wine and light snacks will be served. Royal attire optional.

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments....

Have you signed up for Date Night yet? Don't have a date? That's ok! Bring a friend or pay $16.00 for a single ticket at...
05/05/2019
Discovery Center Date Night - Medieval Magic

Have you signed up for Date Night yet? Don't have a date? That's ok! Bring a friend or pay $16.00 for a single ticket at the door. We will be open late for fun a night at the museum...just for the BIG Kids ages 18 and up. Click the link to purchase a $30.00 couples ticket.

Discover a new way to do Date Night! Join us Saturday May 11, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for Medieval Magic. Be a kid for the evening while you explore our new Kings, Queens, and Castles exhibit. Play chess on a giant chess board, wear a crown, and try your hand at alchemy inspired chemistry experiments....

Have you been to our new exhibit yet? You will have a royal time!
05/03/2019
Kings Queens and Castles | Discovery Center

Have you been to our new exhibit yet? You will have a royal time!

                Kings Queens and Castles April 6 – June 22 Come explore this interactive traveling exhibit that brings the game of chess to life! Dress up as a king or queen, challenge your friends to a game of chess with life size pieces, or storm the castle walls! The game of chess comes...

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