If high tech and history sound like an oxymoron to you, you haven’t visited the new Harrison County Discovery Center in Corydon, Indiana.
Recently completed, the Discovery Center celebrates Indiana’s beginnings in Corydon, the hometown of Indiana’s history. The Discovery Center is not just a museum, it’s an ongoing exploration of the history, science, and individuals that contributed to Indiana’s development.
Digital media installations and interactive exhibits engage patrons of all ages and allow guests to become active explorers as they tour through an inquiry-based experience. Visitors will investigate early mysteries, the natural history of the area, and “explore” our fascinating cave systems including Indiana’s longest cave system (and 7th longest in the US).
Since Corydon was the site of one of only two Civil War battle sites in the north, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in Morgan’s raid from Kentucky into southern Indiana and through Corydon. This exciting story is told in a multi-media 360-degree presentation.
Handicap accessible, the Discovery Center also offers two large room rentals for meetings and events on a second floor, along with a warming kitchen for catered events. School and other groups can receive special tours and reduced rates. The Discovery Center is located directly across from Indiana’s first state capitol.
The Discovery Center is open daily until 4:30 pm year-round, opening at 9 am Monday through Saturday and at noon on Sundays. For more information visit DiscoveryCenterExperience.com or call 812-734-0030. The Discovery Center is operated by the Harrison County Parks.