Discovery Place Children's Museum

Visiting student and scout groups will step back in time through giant prehistoric animal murals and explore the wonders of life in the living science lab. Exhibits explore health, sound, motion, electricity, astronomy and other sciences. Children can play in replicas of a 1900 general store and a 1920 kitchen. There is a dress-up room, puppet theatre and a special “Tot’s Spot.” Discovery Place features a one-of-a-kind interactive 12 foot sound wall. While you're here, enjoy a performance of the 1,000,000 volt Musical Tesla Coils. This exhibit is unique in not only it discharges electrical cornoas up to 6 feet high, it will also "sing."
 
Contact Info
Address: 215 Pine Street, Texarkana, TX 75501. Bowie County. Tel: 903-793-4831. Website: www.texarkanamuseums.org. Email: amartin@texarkanamuseums.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-3rd. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue