Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

Featured Exhibit

River Bottoms: This exhibit includes  mussel and dredgeboat displays with 2-minute videos,  in addition to videos about non-source pollution and water quality.

 Mussels: Our rivers host approximately 50 species of mussels or freshwater clams.... Learn more

News & Events

The River Discovery Center announces a brand new Educational program targeted to 5th graders in the Paducah area.   The Mound Builder program’s curriculum is tied directly to Kentucky core content for 5th grades.  The program delves into the ancient inhabitants of the region... Learn more
The River Discovery Center announces the second annual Paducah Dragon Boat Festival to be held at Paducah’s riverfront on Saturday, September 21, 2013 has 32 teams registered.  Proceeds from the event will go towards the educational programs of the center.   Dragon Boat Racing... Learn more
Today the River Discovery Center announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their... Learn more

Educational Programs