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Celebrate the USA with a family event that will blow your mind!

We are celebrating Independence Day a few days early in the usual Discovery Center way, by blowing things up!
What better way to celebrate our country's freedom than coming to the Discovery Center and learning about the science of combustion?

Join us on June 30th, from 6-9 pm for:

  • PATRIOTIC crafts and activities!
  • ALL-AMERICAN fare provided by Papa John's and Tea Time.
  • BURSTING combustions and explosions every half hour, demonstrated by our Science Guides with help from the crowd.

Don't miss this star-spangled celebration of science for the whole family at the Don Harrington Discovery Center!

Admission is $5 per person. Children under 2 and Active and Retired military (with I.D.) are FREE

Skip the lines and pre-purchase your admission HERE!

Thank you to our Explode! sponsors Neighbors Emergency Center, KAMR Local 4 and Fox 14, Townsquare Media, Papa John's Pizza and Tea Time.


Click here to purchase your tickets!

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:00pm