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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Discovery Center classes cancelled, Science Matters exhibit now opening on October 8

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, the opening of the Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Science Matters, has been pushed back a week, and several classes have also been cancelled.

According to a press release from the City of Ocala, all classes at the Discovery Center have been cancelled through Saturday, October 1. The classes will resume on Tuesday, October 4, and all class schedules will be extended by one week to accommodate the closures.

The final day of classes will now be on Thursday, November 17.

In addition, the Discovery Center’s brand-new exhibit, Science Matters, will now open to the public on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit was originally scheduled to open this weekend.

The various states of matter will be showcased throughout the exhibit. Visitors will get to dress up as scientists as they discover the life cycle of water, move like matter in the Matter Course Area, and learn about neon lights.

Science Matters will remain on display through Saturday, December 3 at the Discovery Center, which is located at 701 NE Sanchez Avenue in Ocala. The exhibit will be open on Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General admission to the Discovery Center is $8 per person or $28 for a family of four. Annual memberships are also available for individuals and families.

StarLab Planetarium shows are held on Saturdays by reservation only, and tickets cost $30 per ten-person group. Guests who are interested in the planetarium are encouraged to call ahead to book a reservation time.

The Discovery Center also offers an alternative Planetarium-like show, NASA Solar System Exploration, which is available for a $3 add-on to the price of general admission.

For more information, please call 352-401-3900 or visit the Discovery Center webpage.