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Discovery Center's Newest Exhibit to open Saturday, July 6

Post Date:06/20/2019 10:01 AM

OCALA, Fla. (June 20, 2019) – The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Sense-sational, will open to the public Saturday, July 6 and will be on display through Saturday, September 21 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Sense-sational is a children’s exhibit all about the five senses! There is plenty to see, smell, touch, hear and even taste! Families will enjoy playing sense themed games, looking at optical illusions exploring larger than life eye, nose, ear, and mouth and taking part in experiments like “Are you a super taster” and “Can you sniff like a Shark?”

A special grand opening event will be held Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature refreshments and face painting, in addition to the following special programs and activities:

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – StarLab planetarium shows
  • Noon and 2p.m. Sensory Slime Lab – make slime that you can see, smell, touch, hear and even taste!

The exhibit is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please check our website for pricing throughout the year. Annual memberships are also available for individuals and families. Starlab tickets are $3.00 per person.  Slime Lab tickets are $2.00 per person. Opening day special is $10.00 per person and includes admission, StarLab and Slime Lab.

For more information, group rates or field trip availability, please call 352-401-3900 or visit

Sense-sational is sponsored by Ocala Electric Utility and Ocala Eye.

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