Packed with paint, clay, chalk, paper, cardboard and
between, Creation Station has all you need to
bring out your inner artist! Let your imagination lead you
to create your own masterpiece or join us for guided
sessions available on Thursday and Saturday afternoons.
hands-on activities and visual displays make the exhibit fun
informative for the entire
family. Children can learn about healthy choices on the
“Make Your Choice” wall, see if they can jump as high as a
kangaroo in on the Jumping Wall, check their blood pressure
or build the food pyramid. Parents can learn about how to
make lifestyle changes for the whole family with tips from
cooking together to exercising together to learning the
power of colorful foods.
Discovering Healthy Families
exhibit is funded in part by:
Kids of all ages can put on a conductor's hat and help run
the Discovery Center trains!
engineers can dress up as a railroad engineer, buy a ticket,
and explore the Discovery Depot. Thank you to Kimberly
Osborn and family for naming our Train Room!
Discovery Depot model trains run at the following times:
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm
The train room is open for viewing during museum hours.
Who knew shopping could be so much fun… and healthy? Our
Farmers Market is open daily and is packed with yummy
fruits, vegetables, pastries, and grains. Grab your basket,
load up the conveyer with food, and roll your picks down to
our cash registers. Families can learn how many miles the
average meal takes to arrive on their dinner plates and the
importance of buying locally grown food.
Firefighters, get ready to take a ride on our ever-popular
fire engine. Put on your hats, pull on your boots, and climb
aboard our 1954 Oren Fire Truck. Visitors learn about the
history of fire fighting in Murfreesboro, the importance of
each piece of firefighters’ gear, as well as fire safety
Kids Build KEVA
A box of planks, a box to foster imaginations, a box of
building pieces! KEVA Blocks are perfectly cut, identical
construction blocks that stack with amazing ability.
Children instinctively know how to stack, so the fun can
begin immediately. Build a train – a bridge – an animal –
whatever you can imagine!
What better way to learn about gravity than to
slide down our 2 ˝ story super slide!
Phosphorescence is “phun”! Use your whole body to explore
the world of light and shadow as you freeze your shadow on a
Turtles and fish and snakes, oh my! Discover the
aquatic world in our living stream table, enjoy a visit with
our live animals, dig in our fossil pit and explore the
Cherokee Nation in our Tennessee Live! exhibit.
Tiny Town is made up of five role-play environments
where children can explore how people work, live, and play
together. Tiny Town features a Tiny Town
Tiny Town Home Depot, Corner Cottage, postal center, and
Tiny Town is
Tot Space, our first area dedicated solely to infants and
crawlers, adjoins Tiny Town. Tot Space’s woodland theme
backdrop for a safe, soft-play environment
designed for early spatial awareness, as well as
Other support provided by the Center for Creative
Play, Junior League of Murfreesboro, the MetLife
Foundation and the Predators Foundation.
Click here for more information and
pictures of Tiny Town & TotSpace.
Crank, funnel, pour, squirt, measure, float!
Discover the wonders of the Earth’s most abundant resource
through an interactive system of pulleys, pumps, wheels and
pipes that demonstrate how we manipulate the
multi-functional power of water. Prepare to get wet as you
learn about the many uses of water!
Enjoy our Murfree Spring boardwalk which winds
around 20 acres of natural wetlands where you can explore
the wonders of nature. Keep your eyes out for our river
otters, blue herons and muskrats!
Play on our interactive Brio Train Engine, take
a trip to Coal Mountain, experience an assembly line, or
engage with our ever popular Brio train table - it's all a
part of Wheels! Use wrenches,
screwdrivers, and drills to rotate car tires, check oil
levels, and even replace a muffler in the Nissan Super
Service Center. Go back in time
with displayed award-winning antique vehicles donated by Mr.
Ed Delbridge, information
about Tennessee’s transportation history, and hundreds of
Then, you can explore the properties of air and wind, learn
about Rutherford County aviation history and
check out the model plane collection in Wings!
you to the following companies and individuals for donating
their time and resources to our Wings & Wheels exhibit:
Mr. Ed Delbridge and the Delbridge family
Minh-Triet & Greg Tucker*
David Augustin • Ron Cain
• Corporate Flight Management •
Ralph Fullerton • Novus Henry
• Allen Howell • Robert
A. Huddleston • I.P.M.S. Middle
Tennessee • Donald McDonald
• Tom Winter
*Mr. & Mrs. Tucker's gift is in memory of Burney Lee Tucker,
Jr, one of the original USMC VMF 214 "Black Sheep" pilots in
World War II.
Check out more photos from
Wings & Wheels!