Discovery CenterWONDER. EXPLORE. CREATE.
January 12 – March 23
Be an “eco detective” as you search for Florida’s invasive species. Meet live reptiles, amphibians and insects, and discover the importance of responsible pet ownership
April 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019
The game of chess will be brought to life in this medeival themed exhibit created by The Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum and the World Chess Hall of Fame and brought to Ocala with help from Center State Bank.
Plan Your Visit
Tuesday – Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Discovery Center will be closed Tuesday, March 26th through April 5th, 2019 to get ready for our new Kings, Queens and Castles exhibit.
Join us for our grand re-opening Saturday, April 6th!
Adults (18+): $6.50
Child (3-17): $6.50
Infants (2 and under): FREE
Who We Are
Ocala’s Local Children’s Museum
The Discovery Center of Ocala strives to provide community members of all ages an interactive educational experience, which stimulates a desire to expand personal knowledge.
The Discovery Center hosts four exhibits annually in its 5,000 square foot exhibition hall.
Classes & Camps
The Discovery Center offers many weekly science classes, as well as two amazing summer camps and a spring break camp!