You can begin making a reservation by submitting the following information through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our reservations specialist will contact you to process your request. We recommend making reservations 30-45 days in advance, especially for larger groups. A reservation confirmation is required for all groups of ten or more and must be made at least one week in advance to receive the discounted admission rate. Groups of 25 or more are required to tour in a structured rotation, smaller groups may be self-guided.
Is your school Title 1?:
Organization Address AND Phone Number:
Contact Phone Number:
Visiting Date(s) you are interested in:
Estimated Arrival Time:
Age/Grade of Group:
# of Children expected to visit:
# of Adult Chaperones/Parents/Guardians (not teachers or school staff):
# of Teachers with valid teaching ID’s (also includes supporting school staff and bus drivers):
What tour would your group like?:
Do you want your group to receive a showing of The Tesla Experience?:
Do you want to rent one of our lunch facilities?:
Time you would prefer to eat, if using our lunch facility:
After all necessary information is received, you will receive a written confirmation of your reservation. Please verify that all of the listed information is accurate and bring this confirmation with you on the day of your visit. If we do not have written confirmation of your reservation you may be charged the regular admission fee or denied entry based on capacity.
To qualify for a group admission rate you must have at least 10 paying individuals in the group and finalize a reservation at least one week in advance. The following prices are for adults, non-teacher chaperones, and children ages 4 and older:
You may pay using a check, credit card (VISA, MasterCard), or purchase order.
Children of families with annual membership must provide a copy of the membership card to receive free admission.
Please remember to bring the written confirmation of your reservation, or your group may be charged the regular admission rate.
Discount offers may be available, please ask when making your reservation.
When your group arrives, please send a representative inside to check-in and pay. Staff will then welcome your group and get you started on your tour.
Your group will be divided into smaller groups of 15-25 students each. We make every effort to separate students by class, but depending on class and overall group size, classes may be divided or combined as needed. Students will then rotate in their small groups around the different areas in 20-30 minute rotations depending on the duration of the stay. In each rotation area, they will receive a program led by our Discovery Guide staff and time for organized free exploration. All programs are tied to the Tennessee State Curriculum standards.
The Discovery Center’s lunch facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please let us know when you make your reservation if you would like to eat here. There is an additional charge for this service.