Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

 

Become a Member of the River Discovery Center!
Your family enjoys unlimited entry to RDC and more than 550 museums and science centers!

Find a list of the Participating museums in the following links.

 

Association of Science and Technology Center Museums

and

Southeastern Museums

Call us today 270-575-9958, or click HERE to print our membership form.

 

Featured Exhibit

A Day in the Life

In this exhibit, the visitor will have a turn at the pilot wheel to see how busy the river traffic has been over the last 24 hours or as far back as a week. With a camera mounted on the museum’s rooftop, the view the visitor has is of the confluence of the... Learn more

News & Events

RIVER DISCOVERY CENTER EARNS 2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE PADUCAH, KENTUCKY/USA – May 25, 2018 – The River Discovery Center today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have... Learn more

Educational Programs

  Summer Camp 2020Grades K - 1   "CRITTER CAMP"  SOLD OUT!Grades 2 - 3  "WRIGGLY WONDERS"  July 13th-17th SOLD OUT!Grades 4 -5   "ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERHEROES" July 20th-24th  For Registration Forms and to pay online, please email:... Learn more
SIDEWALK CHALK PAINT RECIPE1/2 Cup Cornstarch1/2 Cup WaterFood ColoringMix equal parts corn starch and water, stir up, and add food coloring to desired vibrancy. Add, mix, test, and adjust accordingly. If you have a sludge of corn starch in the bottom of your paint cup- just add more water and stir... Learn more
Adopt-a-Towboat is a year-long educational program which matches up a real towboat and its crew with a classroom in the region. The local towboat companies commit one of their vessels as an off-site,  teaching  "classroom" as the students learn about the industry and its impact... Learn more
Animal Encounters is a 3-hour program for second graders. RDC partners with The Land Between the Lakes Nature Station to teach children about animals in our riparian environment. The students are divided into rotations as they visit the various stations. The program meets Core Content for second... Learn more