Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

 

Thank you for visiting!

 

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

The economy of our river is critical to our nation’s infrastructure and with Paducah as the hub our inland waterways, it is important to see the impact of our river economy.   Our waterway’s system of locks and dams are critical to maintaining river traffic as well as... 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

Save the Date for Summer Camp 2020K - 1   "CRITTER CAMP"   JUNE 8-12, 20202 - 3    "DON'T BUG ME"  JUNE 22-26, 20204 -5       " SUPERHEROES OF THE ENVIRONMENT"6 - 8     "CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS" These spots will fill up... 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
Teacher FAQ’sWhat 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 require at least 1.5 hours for an average classroom. This type of visit includes... Learn more
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