Dedicated to preserving the heritage of our rivers.

Welcome to the River Discovery Center!

 

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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

Get connected to the river with this exhibit.   With a live feed from a camera on our roof, zoom in on all the boats currently on the river in front of the center.   See what kinds of vessels are moving, which are tied up, and what cargo is being moved on the river.  ... 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

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
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
  Save the Date for Summer Camp 2020K - 1   "CRITTER CAMP"   JUNE 8-12, 20202 - 3    "PESKY LITTLE CRITTER CAMP"  JUNE 22-26, 20204 -5       " ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERHEROES" JULY 6-10, 20206 - 8     "CRIME SCENE... Learn more
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