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

and

Southeastern Museums

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

 

Featured Exhibit

The 7 music stations located throughout the exhibit area pay homage to three  historic steamboats: Glendy Burke, Shawneetown and  John Gilbert  and 4 captains of that era as well: Nye, Miller, Ryman and Richardson. 

"Glendy Burke" ... Learn more

Educational Programs

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
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
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
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.