Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

Featured Exhibit

At the back of the museum complex, visitors may enjoy a film called Rivers: Heart of our Nation. This 17-minute film is an overview of the importance of the river in our daily lives. Guests will learn about river history, flooding, recreation on the river, hydro-electric power and the... Learn more

News & Events

Paducah, Ky. – January 6, 2015 - On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015, former Circuit Judge Jeff Hines, will perform wedding ceremonies in the Founders Room of the River Discovery Center. This special event will run from 1:00pm until 3:00pm with ceremonies approximately every... Learn more
Paducah, Ky. – September 11, 2014 – The River Discovery Center’s Paducah Dragon Boat Festival was recently named one of Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 Fall 2014 Festivals & Events. The Kentucky Travel Industry Association names its Top Festivals... Learn more
The River Discovery Center announces the second annual Paducah Dragon Boat Festival to be held at Paducah’s riverfront on Saturday, September 21, 2013 has 32 teams registered.  Proceeds from the event will go towards the educational programs of the center.   Dragon Boat Racing... Learn more

Educational Programs

Coming Soon.
Teachers may sign out an “education box” for a small refundable deposit. Boxes will be tailored to meet specific program areas
Summer Camp (Wednesdays on the Waterfront)  is a day-long camp for youngsters K-3rd.  Emphasis is placed on all things related to the riparian environment. The fun begins at the riverfront with the campers getting connected to the rivers. They will engage in a question/answer session as... Learn more