Kids & Family
About Discovery Center
Discovery Center of Springfield (DCS) is an interactive, hands-on science museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it. DCS lets you take your mind on a thrilling exploration of the sciences by providing entertaining, hands-on adventures for all ages.
Science may soon be a favorite subject for a lot of kids in K-8th grade. The Discovery Center hosts a “Summer of Science” camp that takes hands-on learning to another level. An almost endless list of options are available according to interest. Half and full-day camps include Superhero Training where kids learn the physics of superpowers. Mad Lab offers the opportunity to use real science equipment, make slimy concoctions and witness chemical reactions. Culinary Concoctions researches the science behind cooking, smell and taste. (Kids get to eat their experiments!) Other camps study space, Ancient Egypt, endangered species, biology, bugs and other soon-to-be favorite scientific subjects.