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Bring family and friends to the Museum for a much-needed post-holiday break and four days of discovery!  The Museum’s annual four day event features live animals, games, crafts, activities, science stops, learning stations, and so much more!  Food trucks will be available for food, snack, and beverage purchases. We’ll wrap up the celebration on Sunday, December 30 at 3 p.m. with an early New Year’s countdown at a family-friendly time. Discovery Days is presented by Bank of America.

$5/DMNH Members, $12/Non-members, Free/children 2 and under FREE for DMNH Sustaining, Patron, Gold Patron, and Benefactor Members. Guest passes, reciprocal memberships including NARM and ASTC, and coupons are not accepted for admission for Discovery Days. 

Special Membership offer: $20 off Sustaining and higher-level memberships in person at Discovery Days; this discount makes Sustaining-level memberships a lower price than Household memberships and you’ll get into Discovery Days for free!

Partner organizations include:

Sunday December 30: Face Painting by Dori, Mr. Mike’s Dinorific Rhymes and Games, Maiale Deli & Salumeria food truck.

  • 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – DMNH Member VIP Lounge is open
  • 1-3 p.m. – Live Bird Encounters with Animal Behavior and Conservation Connection
  • 1 and 2 p.m. – Behind-the-Scenes tours with Mollusk Collection Manager Alex Kittle
  • 3 p.m. – Early New Year’s countdown at a family-friendly time