The Discovery Center of Springfield is a nonprofit, science center dedicated to inspiring curiosity through hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Located in Springfield, Missouri, the center has been open to the public full-time since 1998. Spread across its 60,000-foot exhibit space are over 300 interactive exhibits that demonstrate science, technology, art, history, and culture in entertaining and educational ways. The center runs a STEM school that’s Pre-K through eighth grade, hosts school groups throughout the year, and operates a robust outreach program that serves 33 US states and six countries.
The center is the only youth activity center in Southern Missouri that offers such a wide range of exhibits, hands-on activities, special events, and programs exploring a broad spectrum of educational goals.