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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Because my son helped build this museum, I have watched it go from what it was to what it is. Congratulations Durango another winner!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We brought our nearly two-year-old to pass some time on a warm morning. She was engaged and happy, and the day-long pass was great.

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Hayden, CO
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50 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

pretty expensive for a family! Might have been entertaining for the 7 year old, but the adults got bored quickly!

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Cypress, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I enjoyed this with my grandson, but it was a little disappointing after we had seen the similar and much better museum for children in Albuquerque.

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mechanicsville, MD
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My husband and I went here to fill an afternoon and because he is interested in science, etc. It is very small and to my mind, had very few ehibits. We were there on an uncrowded day, but with very many people there, you could have stood a long time with nothing to do, I think. That said, people do... More

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