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

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Southeastern Museums

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

 

Featured Exhibit

Take a Turn at the Wheel

In this state-of-the-art audio visual experience, you can “captain” a speed boat, a towboat or a Coast Guard vessel in a variety of scenarios, including daytime or nighttime.   The center’s simulator, the first of its kind to be open... Learn more

Educational Programs

The River Discovery Center is now offering grade specific Outreach Programs for Elementary School students.  Please contact Julie Harris at 270-575-9958 or jharris@riverdiscoverycenter.org for more information. 
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
2021 Kid's Summer CampsCritter Camp Grades K-1June 14-18 & July 12-16  SOLD OUTWriggly Wonders Grades 2-3June 21-25 & July 19-23 Environmental Superheroes Grades 4-5July 5-9 Download Registration FormandPay 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... Learn more