Explore • Discover • Believe
Thank you for your interest in the ministry of The Discovery Center. You will find many enjoyable and surprising things to see and learn while you are with us:
In-House programs include:
Self-guided walking tour: We are currently preparing a self-guided tour for individual or family use. However, even at this point you may still tour our facility and small creation museum on your own. Since we are a non-profit organization there is no set fee, however we do have provided a donation box by the door. Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated. For display information see Exploration Stations Mini-Museum below.
Staff Guided Tours: You will be thrilled at the amazing things you can learn from our staff regarding science and history discoveries that built faith in God’s word. Call to schedule a tour/program for your class, group or family. The walking tour is approximately 20 minutes in length (depending on the ages of the group members) and also includes a 30 minute video presentation or live creation science stage show. (Live stage shows may be requested for groups of 40 or more). Also, please consider a $50.00 donation above the regular donation suggestion for the live creation science stage show. We recommend that you plan for a 1 ½ hr. visit in order to thoroughly enjoy our facility. Also, please call ahead if your group is going to be late, as we will need to arrange our schedule.
After hours private group tours/classes: You may schedule your group to come some evening or Saturday morning after our regular hours for a special private Creation Adventure Tour/program. Many youth groups and Bible study groups come on Wednesday evenings as an added blessing to their regular studies.
Cost: we are non-profit Christian organization and operate on a grace basis, however; we do have a suggested giving guide. For groups we ask $2.50 per individual with a minimum of twenty-five dollars. Since we are non-profit, your generous gifts are also appreciated.
Creation Resources and Education Toys: Also, plan some time to visit with our robots and browse our bookstore and educational toy department. If you are looking for great creation resources and educational toys you will find many here. It also helps The Discovery Center when you purchase resources from us. Thanks for your help! We are wheelchair accessible and also have room for a few strollers.
Warning to adults: visiting The Discovery Center may cause regression into childhood.
Safety Requirements: For the safety of your children and our facility, children must be attended by parents at all times. Unattended children, when caught, will be given an espresso and a free puppy! Misbehaving children will be sold to the zoo.
Creation Adventure Theatre: regular scheduled Creation videos that build faith in God’s word will resume in September 2008.
Discovery Science Classes: science and history classes are often taught by qualified teachers. Classes qualify for school credit. Consult News and Events page for any upcoming classes and subject information.
Discovery Days (Science Workshops): Occasionally we conduct these special Saturdayworkshops for ages 7-12. Consult News and Events page for any upcoming workshops.
Tuesday Evening Creation Adventure Theatre:
Our format for Creation Adventure Theatre has changed. Currently we will not post weekly scheduled films but you are welcome to call ahead to schedule and/or select a showing of a film for your family, friends of group. Wednesday evenings are also available for church groups for a tour and film. For more information call: 673-5050
(Note: Although all films are family friendly, some are more technical in nature than others. In regards to bringing young children, please consider others when deciding whether to bring children who may become restless during the presentation and consider using our rest area in that event.)
For more information regarding films call: 673-5050
All programs are free (or on a donation basis, for those who want to encourage us in this work.)
Popcorn is free but bottled water is available for a nominal cost.
Show time: 7:00 p.m.
Special interest spots include:
RoboZone Exploration Site and Gift Shop: You may visit with our two hi-tech robots who each have a special eternal message for you. At the same site you may shop for a special science or history gift that will educate as well as excite your children.
Exploration Stations (mini museum): See and learn about fascinating animals and the origin of life in Genesis Park. Learn the difference between true science and pseudo science in our Science and Scripture site. Observe a 400 year old piece of Scripture from one of the first King James Bibles printed and learn why God’s word is the most valuable and forbidden item on earth. See a 5.5 ft model of Noah’s Ark as well as fossils that give evidence to the biblical account of a world wide flood. See and learn about dinosaurs and other animals that attest to God’s special design, plus more!
Special Programs: frequently we host or sponsor Creation Science events (Star Parties, Dinosaur Digs, Creation Retreats and Creation Celebration events with special out-of-town speakers). Please consult our current News and Events for information.
Discover God’s Universe Creation Seminars: our staff is available to come to your church, school or group within a 100 mile radius of Abilene, to teach a creation seminar. . Seminars can be modified to meet your needs for one special 90 minute Creation Science program or several 60 minute programs beginning on Friday evening, Saturday morning or several programs on Sunday. (Mini-weekend Seminar). Exciting topics include:
The Day of the Dinosaur: Discover exciting information regarding when dinosaurs lived, how they died and why it is important to use them to teach God’s truth.
100% Chance of Rain: Learn evidence from history and geology for a global flood as described in the Bible.
If You Kiss A Frog: Learn from true science why evolution is a fairytale and discover the truth about origins, as described in the Bible as seen from science and history.
Is Anybody Out There? Learn the truth about the intriguing subject “aliens” that deceives so many today. Even Christians!
It’s a Frankenstein World: Learn about the devastating social effects that the teaching of evolution has upon society, even to the point of cannibalism in China.
Seminars are formatted with overhead screen images, music, science demonstrations, video clips and more. Handout material is also provided as well as a resource table for purchasing valuable creation material. Cost: love offering plus travel expenses.
Creation Adventure Exploration Tours: The Discovery Center sponsors short term and long term trips to other Creation Museums and adventure locations. Consult our News and Events page for up-coming trips.
A Discovery Minute Radio program: You may listen to samples of our daily one minute radio program by clicking on “A Discovery Minute” You may also listen locally on KGNZ FM 88.1 at 7:45 a.m. M-F or on the internet at KGNZ.com
R.O.D.N.I.E. Robot and Rv3 Birthday Parties: for ages 5 and above. Experience 45 minutes of entertainment and fun with our two hi-tech robots, live stage show with illusions, ventriloquism, and games. Then stay another 45 minutes for presents, fun and food. Suggested cost: $125 Our party room can accommodate a maximum 50 people (children and adults). We provide basic table decorations and juice. You are welcome to bring more decorations. Call for set up time.
Party Room available for rent: Our multi-purpose room and small eatery can be transformed to meet your needs for a special event. You may request it for a small banquet, shower, reception, recital, Bible study group, etc. Cost: $75.00 You will be responsible for your own decorations, however; we do have some table coverings and other limited decorations for your use. We no longer provide food service but you are welcome to bring your own food or have it catered. Our small kitchen is available to handle some culinary needs. Call for information and availability.