CREATE SCIENTISTS – Ages 2 – 5 Thursdays: Ongoing 4 week session blocks Children will explore their world through song, movement, craft projects and other hands-on activities. Children are very inquisitive! In this program, they will be introduced to the many...Read More
First Friday of Each Month (September thru May) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Ages 6-12 years. Drop the kids off for a night of scientific and theatrical entertainment! Kids will take part in games and activities based on the movie of the night. Kids will bring their pillows and we...Read More
SATURDAY—FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Last February, the Discovery Center and Rotary Clubs of Marion County filled the park of historic Tuscawilla. Along with the cattle drive down Magnolia there was live entertainment, kids games, Cowboy Tom and his posse, and cracker food and a watern’ hole to quench your thirst. With over 2,500 visitors coming from near and far all had a rip roaring good time. This year along with the cattle drive and round up we are throwing a Blue Jean Ball the evening before. All the proceeds from these events will go to improvements to the Discovery Center. For more event information, click here.
Discover the Possibilities:
The Discovery Center has been providing hands on, interactive education opportunities for our community since 1997. It’s relocation to the old Armory in Tuscawilla Park in 2009 has proven to be advantageous. And the center is busting at the seams with programs offered from 2 year old preschool children to adults in the Florida Master Naturalist program.Read More
The Discovery Center at Tuscawilla Park will be receiving a front door face lift, courtesy of Brickman Group, a local commercial landscape company. Brickman Group will be donating plants and labor to renovate the front curb appeal of the City’s center as part of their nationwide Founder’s Day project. Founder’s Day is a time when each Brickman office across the country contributes to a worthy cause in their local community. November 9, 2013 will mark an exciting day for the local management team. Working efficiently, the team will execute a full renovation of the Center’s front landscaping in mere hours.
The day is dedicated to honoring the memory and values of the founder, Theodore Brickman, Sr. “For 73 years Brickman Group has nurtured a tradition to give back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Rodriguez, Account Manager for Brickman in Ocala. “With our purpose of inspiring people and nurturing landscapes, I felt the Discovery Center was the perfect venue to continue the tradition.” This year’s project will include new plants and retrofitting irrigation at the Discovery Center.Read More
“Gomez” . Our leggiest creature is a Florida Tailless Whipscorpion (Phrynus marginemaculatus) . He looks scary, but it is virtually harmless. Gomez is related to spiders and scorpions, and looks like a combination of both. But it is very different from either! It is an amblypygid, and the only species of this order to be found in Florida.
It is not venomous, since it has no fangs. It has small crab-like pinchers called “pedipalps” it uses to catch its food. It has 8 legs like a spider, but it only uses the back 3 pairs to walk. It uses the very long front-most pair to feel its way around its environment. Why? Because it is nearly blind! They are very shy and nocturnal.
This year the 2013 Boo Bash activities will be located at the Discovery Center from 5:30 to 8:30pm on Friday, October 25. We think this move will be advantageous for all involved:
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for a ‘safe Halloween’ experience.Read More
Taste testing,hands-on experiments, and guest demonstrators has made Kitchen Khemistry the DC’s most popular Science Saturday.
Coming soon an interview with Chef Bennet Depew!Read More