The Discovery Science Place in Tyler is getting a new look. With the talented help of the University of Texas at Tyler's art program, the walls of the entrance into the children's learning center will be boring no more. You won't believe how cool this will look when it is all done. 

The Discovery Science Place has been more than just a center for the furthered education of the East Texas area children. The building is full of fun and adventure. You and your children can explore a ship, caves, space, and so much more. With all the excitement inside, why should the outside be anything less?

Led by an amazing professor, Alexis Serio-Hughes, a class of gifted and hardworking students are giving the Discovery Science Place building the facade that will match the inside. Their design for the mural lets the science and adventure of the interior walls burst out and welcome you into the "kids love it, parents will too" learning center.

The dinosaurs, germs, planes, and science tools incorporated into the design will get the little ones overwhelmed with excitement before they even reach the door. But, this mural is about more than that.

It is a great thing to see the community come together to help each other out. Sure, the Discovery Science Place is getting a mural and the students are getting experience and a grade. But, they are each getting so much more. Education and supporting of the arts should forever be paired. This mural will symbolize this relationship. The paintings will, in turn, open children's eyes to the importance of a complete learning experience.

How does this mural do that? Besides the encouragement of learning about the world around them, the children are being shown how cool it is to create art. I joined the University of Texas at Tyler crew on site while they were painting, you would not believe the reactions they got from the kids. "WOW!" and "I want to do that some day!" came out of multiple young one's mouths. This children were seeing older students helping their community and projecting the idea that learning was important.

When this mural is completed, it will bring so much more joy than it already has. And, how great is it to see our city getting a new and great look to it? Come check out the Discovery Science Place now and/or when the mural is done. I promise, your jaw will drop to the floor. For now, here are a few sneak peek pictures of the mural in progress.