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Admission

Adults & Children (4+): $10.00
Children (3 & under): FREE
FREE Admission for Members

Prices & Payment Info

Your admission ticket is valid for the full day. Additional programs are available for $3.00 each or both for $5.00, when purchased together.

  • A showing of The Tesla Experience – an electrifying, one-of-a-kind experience that honors the great inventor Nikola Tesla. This unique exhibit features a 200,000 volt musical Tesla Coil! Shows are held at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm daily.
  • Paleo Tour – Get a guided in-depth tour that includes an up-close view of the dig site.  Tours are held at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm, weather permitting.

We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

Guest passes are available for purchase at the above prices that can be used at a future date.

Discounts & Coupons

We offer the following discounts on our admission prices:

  • Teachers receive free individual admission with a valid school ID or homeschool certification
  • AAA members receive $1 off each admission
  • Senior citizens receive $1 off their individual admission
  • Individuals with a Military ID received $1 off admission
  • ETSU students and faculty receive free individual admission with a current ID

Discounts are not transferrable and only one discount or offer may be applied to each ticket.

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Hours

• Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
• Sunday 1pm – 5pm
• Monday 9am – 5pm during March, June, July & August only

(Check our Facebook page for schedule changes)

Please allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to fully enjoy and explore all of our exhibits and activities.

Guest Map:

Click here.

Holiday Closings:

We are closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We are also sometimes closed for fundraisers, please check our events calendar for additional holiday or other closings.

Snow Schedule:

Please check our Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay up to date on closings during inclement weather. We will post any schedule changes as soon as they are made.

Superohero Science

Join us for the Superhero Science Family Pop-In Workshop!
Saturday, April 27th, 10:30am-3:30pm

Up Next!

Up Next!

Apr
23
Tue
all-day April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
Apr 23 all-day
Join us in making bird collages inspired by John James Audubon, flower and insect plate rubbings, and an April showers watercolor painting.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, plus facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Apr 23 all-day
Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Earth Day!  Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a candy* sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by...
all-day Legos – All Day
Legos – All Day
Apr 23 all-day
Build and explore with Lego interlocking blocks and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures.  Legos will be setup on our Discovery Cart throughout each day.  All pieces and creations must remain on site. ...
Apr
24
Wed
all-day April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
April Art Studio Programs @ Hands On! Discovery Center
Apr 24 all-day
Join us in making bird collages inspired by John James Audubon, flower and insect plate rubbings, and an April showers watercolor painting.  All activities are self-guided with instructions provided, plus facilitated programs announced periodically throughout each day.  Stop by and get creative!
all-day Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Biome Zones Eastman Discovery La...
Apr 24 all-day
Unearth the wonderful world of biomes in honor of Earth Day!  Experience animal adaptations with blubber gloves, uncover the illusion of camouflage with a candy* sorting survival challenge, and test your knowledge with a biome trivia game.  The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by...
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