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Durango Discovery Museum

1333 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-9234
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Ranked #21 of 28 Attractions in Durango
Type: Museums
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Durango-Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This building was a power plant in past - got some time good place for kids - close to river - take a picnic- located directly across street from DownTown Brown Park

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We all really enjoyed all the neat things to do at the fun things to do. Lots of neat science things to interact with.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a science discovery attraction. Hands on activities for small children. Would not recommend children under 7 or over 12. Pricy especially for adults since all activities are for children.

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Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a small but fun museum for kids. Only a few hours is needed but the tickets are good for the entire day. They have a room just for Legos which older kids like.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Durango Discovery Museum is a community supported non-profit and a wonderful asset for a town as small as Durango. I have two boys 4 and 6 and they had a blast! Some of the exhibits were a bit worn out and balls were missing from the blue building block section but overall it was a wonderful day of play... More

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seattle
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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The admission fee was not bad (21.00 for two adults and a six year old). The place was great for hands on experience. This is the Bad: Many of the exhibits are hands on and you can make items ,however, the items were not stocked so over half of the exhibits we could not do. Another horrible encounter was there... More

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Milliken, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We came here because we thought it was the history museum (obvious ignorance at work). When we realized our mistake, we thought "What the heck," and paid the admission, which was sort of steep. It's really interesting how the museum is in the old Durango power station. It's also cool how they sell refreshments. We explored and the vacuum tubes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My boyfriend went here because we were curious what a discovery museum was... They let us look around first for free to see if we liked it. Def a great place if you have little ones who need to burn off energy but can also learn at the same time. My favorite part was holding the baby chics!!!

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Vancouver WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This museum is in an old power plant. Much of the old equipment is still in place (on exhibit in original use location). Many marvelous exhibits for children - 4 to 12 especially. And outside is a tented cafe serving great lunches.

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Fayetteville
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Good way to kill a couple hours downtown. Had a 6 and 8 year old girl, were happy to spend 2+ hours there. Not much for adults to do but watch though.

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