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Science & Discovery Center of Northwest Florida

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Address: 308 Airport Road, Panama City, FL 32405
Phone Number: 1 850.769.6128
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While visiting our family at Tyndall AFB, we wanted to take our two year old granddaughter to a children's museum. We found the Science & Discovery Center on the Internet and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Smaller museum, a little older but still fun. They had a little toddler play area and reptile room my son loved. My daughter liked the little grocery store and spent forever buying pretend groceries, amd also loved the real airplane cockpit. Don't expect a big, well funded slick operation, but it was a great way to spend a morning. Pack... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited and found it lacking. Half the exhibits were broken or falling apart. Would not recommend to anyone.

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

While visiting our family at Tyndall AFB, we wanted to take our two year old granddaughter to a children's museum. We found the Science & Discovery Center on the Internet and thought it would be a good outing. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits which is great if the weather is good. The indoor exhibits are a bit dated... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A great place to take the grandkids on a hot afternoon. Most exhibits are air conditioned. They also have summer day camp but I have not used it.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I grew up in Panama City and loved the former Jr. Museum. It now has a new name and new location, but the rest needs an update. Although most exhibits and interactive areas originated from good ideas; they are put together with makeshift items.

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Youngstown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I grew up in Panama City and loved to go to the Jr. Museum for educational purposes and to see what the flavor of the season for exhibits would be. It is now called the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida. - http://scienceanddiscoverycenter.org/ This is great place for younger children through teens and a fantastic place for Grandparents to... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

$7 for this Science Center is pretty high. My 7 & 8 years old went through it in 1 hour. It was a good stop, but to dump $26 down for it was hard to say "Was it worth it?". I've been to cheaper but more fun science centers this summer alone. The exhibits are fair to good. The best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I'm a college student and a science major and love going to science museums and such. But this place was terrible. They didn't have much at all. If you have alot of little kids it might be nice, but for me it wasn't worth it. I would have rather spent my money in a better way. Not very informative either.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We got in free with our reciprocal museum membership. My 12 yr. old grandson said they had some cool stuff, like the airplane cockpits, the body to disassemble, and the electric current piano. My eight year old granddaughter loved playing grocery shopping, which my grandson says it not science. They were still enjoying the place after an hour and a... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

I have an ASTC reciprocal membership and have been to many science museums (Nashville, St. Louis, Birmingham, Louisville, Mobile, etc,). This one is average at best (one story of exhibits, several of which were out of order), but for its location ( ie, not a large city) it serves a valuable purpose. I got in for free with my reciprocal... More 

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Address: Address: 308 Airport Road, Panama City, FL 32405
Phone Number: 1 850.769.6128
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City

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