Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

The River Discovery Center will be closed
March 17, 2020 through April 30th, 2020
to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

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

Mound Builders was awarded a 2015 Kentucky History Award Mound Builders is an off-site classroom program for 5th grade students in partnership with school districts. Students come to the center for a 3-hour program that meets Core Content standards in science, mathematics, economics, history,... Learn more
The River Discovery Center is now offering grade - specific Outreach Programs for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade students.  Please contact Karen Wilhelm at 270-575-9958 or kwilhelm@riverdiscoverycenter.org. 
Skippers is an educational offering for all area 3rd graders. This program is sponsored by Ingram Barge Company and is FREE to all third-grade classes. The Skippers Program includes a tour of the center’s exhibits, time in the navigation simulator, a classroom session and the film shown in the... 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