Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

The River Discovery Center will be closed until further notice
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

Habitat Corner

The River Floodplain is the last line of defense for reducing soil and nutrient loss from the land.  It includes hardwood forests which give refuge to a variety of birds and other wildlife and sustains insects which are food for the birds. Also found in 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

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
  Save the Date for Summer Camp 2020K - 1   "CRITTER CAMP"   JUNE 8-12, 20202 - 3    "PESKY LITTLE CRITTER CAMP"  JUNE 22-26, 20204 -5       " ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERHEROES" JULY 6-10, 20206 - 8     "CRIME SCENE... 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. 
Rivers of Opportunity Career Day is an all-day career fair that invites area high school students to come to the center for an event focusing on river-related careers. Representatives from the towing industry, KY Fish and Wildlife, US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Coast Guard and other marine-... Learn more