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

The model included in this exhibit area is typical of a late 1800’s steamboat captain.  The designation, Captain, was an honorific title given to the person in command of a boat.  The audio stations allow the visitor to learn more about past notable river captains. Included in... 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

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
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
 All scouts are welcome to contact RDC to learn ways we can help you achieve your scouting goals. Service hours and projects are available upon request. We are open to meeting with scouts about Eagle Scout project proposals. 
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