Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

 

 

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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

Paducah has been impacted by flooding throughout its existence.   The Flood of 1937 caused Paducah’s virtual abandonment.  This exhibit includes a photographic display of the 1937 flood and its impact.   After viewing, you can learn how floods happen through a... Learn more

News & Events

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
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

Educational Programs

The River Discovery Center is now offering grade-specific Outreach Programs for Elementary School students.  Please contact Krystal Watson at 270-575-9958 or kwatson@riverdiscoverycenter.org for more information. Please refer to the Program Booklet K-5 under the Education... Learn more
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
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
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
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