Discovery Center








Is available for $10 per person, includes admission to the exhibit, planetarium show and live dragon encounter. This is a family-friendly event and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are invited to attend!













Closed until April 6th for our grand re-opening!

Kings Queens and Castles

April 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019

The game of chess will be brought to life in this medieval 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.

Summer camp 2019 is here!

Campers enjoy 10 weeks  of fun, themed summer camps at Discovery Center. Our Summer camps include educational science experiments, art, crafts, outdoor time, weekly pool outings and special Friday field trips!

Science Classes

Registration for our Spring 2019 weekly science classes opens on Monday, December 3.

We have weekly classes for ages 2 – 12 years old that cover a range of topics, from biology to chemistry to robotics!

Star Lab

Come and enjoy one of the Star lab shows, Saturdays @ 11am or 1pm. Ticket are $3, separate from admission price, and can be purchased at the front desk.


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Plan Your Visit


Tuesday – Friday:  9am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Discovery Center Pricing

Adults (18+): $6.50

Child (3-17): $6.50

Infants (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE



701 NE Sanchez Ave Ocala, Fl 34470


Camp Hours

Monday-Friday  8:30 a.m.- 4:30p.m.

Extended Day :

Avaliable 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


Registration Fee         $25/camper

Junior/senior camp   $115/week (member rate)

Junior/senior camp   $130/week

Extended Day             $15/week


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.

Exhibition Space

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!