DISCOVERY CENTER

Visit The Elephant Discovery Center

Increasing public knowledge is key to creating a world where elephants no longer live under constant threat of poaching, habitat loss, conflict, or capture.

The Elephant Discovery Center offers hands-on self-guided exhibits and educational programming that explores the many ways elephants shape our world.

Join us on Second Saturdays for special programming, including a family-friendly Caregiver Chat series. Each chat will feature one of The Sanctuary Caregivers speaking on a particular theme. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions and learn first-hand what is involved in elephant care.

The Sanctuary’s Education Staff are now scheduling group tours and field trips to The Discovery Center. Special hours are reserved for group programming Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., though programs may be scheduled outside of these hours as well. Group tours and field trips feature educator-led presentations and activities, as well as self-guided exploration of The Discovery Center’s interactive exhibits. To schedule a group tour, field trip, or guided programming call (931)796-6500 x109.

Please Note: 

  • The Elephant Discovery Center is still under renovation. All exhibits are not yet complete.
  • All elephants reside within The Sanctuary’s 2,700 acres of habitat nearby, retired from public view. There are no elephants at the Discovery Center or Outdoor Classroom.

The Elephant Discovery Center is located at:
27 East Main Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
To plan your visit:
Please call: 931-796-6500
Or email: jowens@elephants.com
Drop-in hours are posted below.


Hours

The Elephant Discovery Center is open
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

*The Elephant Discovery Center will be closed December 22 - January 14*

The Caregiver Chat Series takes place every second Saturday and features one of The Sanctuary's elephant Caregivers speaking on a particular theme. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions and learn first-hand what is involved in elephant care.

The Outdoor Classroom is an open-air walkway and is always available for drop-in visitors.

Private group presentations are available by appointment throughout the week. 

Please Note: The elephants' habitats are closed to the public.

See Additional Calendar Events Below:

Upcoming Events

  • The Elephant Discovery Center Closed for Holidays

    The Elephant Discovery Center Closed for Holidays

    12/23/2018 - 1/1/2019

    The Elephant Discovery Center will be closed from Sunday, December 23 until Tues...

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