ETX Holiday Shopping Guide | East Texas Moms

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Founded in 1993, Discovery Science Place is a family-centered science museum. Discovery Science Place is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is “Igniting curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration!” We envision a dynamic environment where play is fueled by curiosity, discovery is celebrated, and passion for learning grows. The Discovery Science Place offers extensive exhibits, programs and events for hands-on learning, exploration and fun for the whole family-with a primary focus on opening young minds to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. Explore the wonders of kinetics, robotics or space travel. Meander through a massive cave with simulated earthquakes, brilliant displays of minerals and gems, and more! Experience the thrill of studio production in the Kids TV exhibit.

We have annual and premium memberships available to the museum which include free admission for one year, 10% discounts in the Discovery Store, special rates for celebrations, and more. Premium memberships also include free or reduced admission to over 350 science museums in 16 countries through the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Also included are invitations to exclusive membership events, exhibition openings and priority access for special member opening and events. You can also celebrate your child’s birthday or special event at the Discovery Science Place. Enjoy one of our private party rooms as well as the entire museum.

In addition to our exciting children’s activities we have hosted numerous Adult Only events at Discovery Science Place! Most recently we have hosted a Bourbon Tasting, A Science of Beer event and a Science of Wine Event.

We also have an annual fundraising Gala which is an awesome evening of fun for adults only who love and support Discovery Science Place. Without support of individuals, corporations and foundations, Discovery Science Place would not be able to exist. Admission fees alone could never support the expenses of the museum.

At Discovery Science Place we are always looking to the future and exploring ways we can improve our exhibits and experiences for the children of East Texas.


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BELIEVE! The Magic of Christmas Nov. 27 – Dec. 23, daily until 5 p.m. Be immersed in the biggest, brightest, most beautifully decorated and magical places in town! Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list? Come find out! Santa has left a trail of clues through the Aquarium and a magic motion-activated wand just for you that can turn on lights, create music, grow a Grinch’s heart, create reindeer footprints and so much more! But most importantly, it will reveal which of Santa’s lists you’re on and there be a special gift waiting for all boys and girls. This daily interactive, magical experience will have everyone believing in the magic of Christmas!

BELIEVE Lights the Night! Nov. 27 – 28, Dec. 3 – 5, 10 – 12, 17 – 23 from 5 – 8 p.m. As you approach the beautifully decorated aquarium watch the thousands of exterior Christmas lights dance to synchronized Christmas music on your channel 88.9 on FM radio. Once inside, families will embark on the ultimate magical Christmas journey together through the aquarium with a cast of costumed holiday characters. Each ticket includes our interactive BELIEVE magic wand experience that can turn on lights, create music, grow a Grinch’s heart, create reindeer footprints and so much more as your tour the aquarium, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and receive one back, hot chocolate and cookies, a take home craft, a photo opp with the big guy himself, Santa and a special BELIEVE gift!

Save $100 off Sky Ranch Overnight Summer Camp in Van, TX. Give your child an incredible week of faith, fun, and friendship at Sky Ranch PLUS fun items from the Sky Ranch store.

Use code: 20ETMBC4C21when registering. This discount can be used for 2021 Sessions 1-11 of Sky 1-4, Morph, Quest Texas, Young Riders, and Sky Fillies Programs. This discount cannot be be applied to existing registrations or be combined with any other discount. Expires December 8, 2020.

The Brown Duck is a local family owned CARHARTT retailer, that has one of the largest selections and best prices of Kids, Women & Men’s Carhartt in Texas – shirts, jeans, coats etc, Carhartt Safety Boots & Glasses, Carhartt Socks & Carhartt Bags, Carhartt & Ariat FRC.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Bridge 281 Coffee House

Coffee Mill and Catering

Good JuJu Cookies and Cakes

Janie’s Cakes

Lindale Candy Company

Pokey Os

Popcorn Junction

Porch Culture Coffee


Sister 2 Sister Cookies

The Foundry

The Potpourri House

True Vine Brewery

Silver Grizzly Espresso

The Pony Espresso

Joe Pine Coffee Shop

Central Perks

ETX Brewing Co.

A Local Experience

Board & Brush Lindale

Longview WOW

Piddlin’ Pottery

Discovery Science Place

Sky Ranch

Splash Kingdom

East Texas State Railroad

Pine Cove

Urban Air


Give a Gift

903 Handmade

Abide Design + Home

Back Down South Clothing

Bare Balm Co

Bargain Box (Junior League of Longview)


Broadstreet Mall


Chandler Feed & Seed Country Store

Chelsey Alyse Designs

Clothes Mentor

Cole and Co

Count Your Blessings Christian Store

Country Charm Candles

Daisy Smiles Custom Jewelry

Diamond Derrick

East Texas Native

EcoLight Candles

Ellie Bee’s

Ellis Mercantile

Everything Wildcats (Big Chief Outfitters)

Flint Gypsies


Gaudy Me

Gentry Wild

Gresham Barn Sale

Heartisans Marketplace

JW Designs

Lace Tribe Boutique

Lindale Floral

Lulu & Mags Boutique

Lindale Candy Company

Loft (Tyler)

Main Street Market Antiques and Vintage Goods

Moon Rivers Naturals

Moon’s Harvest Bath


Old Store Imports

Paint and Prose

Pearls & Paper Dolls

Pink Pistol

Racquet and Jog-Longview

Racquet and Jog-Tyler

Reds Gone Green

Roquemore’s Hardware

Smith County Lumber

Tyler Candle Co

Vintage Hip Marketplace


Spring Market

Trendy Chicks

Super 1 Foods

The Kitchen Drawer


The Brown Duck

Shindig Shoppe

State of Mind

Sterling Grace

Suzanne Elizabeth Jewelry

Sweet Gourmet

Tigerlillies Florist & Soap Emporium

2020 has been an interesting year for all of us. Local Small Businesses have experienced such a hard time and we want to encourage you all to SHOP SMALL this year and beyond to keep these small shops up and running!

Don’t see your Small Business listed? Email us at info{at}easttexasmoms{dot}com. We want to include you!