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Exhibit | Eco Invaders

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

Kings Queens and Castles

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.

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!

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!

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


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!