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 the museum 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

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Southeastern Museums

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Ingram Barge Company recently made a generous contribution to the River Discovery Center. Because of this, our Skippers program is coming back to the classroom! Skippers is a customizable educational program that emphasizes the importance of the river and towing industry. Through this program,... Learn more
Chairman, Nathan RowtonTo many, he is a friend, mentor, supporter, but more importantly, family. Nathan Rowton was born and raised in Paducah, KY. After graduating from Paducah Tilghman High School, Nathan went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Murray State... Learn more

Educational Programs

Summer Camp has officially ended for the 2022 summer break. Check back next year for more information, or follow us on Facebook to stay updated on camps for 2023. We'll see you next summer!   Registration FormsandPay Online
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 on... Learn more
Teacher FAQ’s. More information is available in the Program Booklet under the Education Tab. What are the tour choices?You may come for a self-guided tour, a guided tour or an all-day visit with educational programming, available for K-12. Reservation is required. A self-guided tour will... Learn more
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
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