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Discovery Station at Hagerstown

101 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
+1 301-790-0076
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Hagerstown
Type: Museums
Owner description: Discovery Station at Hagerstown creates exciting hands-on learning experiences that stimulate a...
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Discovery Station at Hagerstown creates exciting hands-on learning experiences that stimulate a curiosity for discovery, exploration and further investigation by children and adults to foster life-long learning. The programs and interactive exhibits on science, technology and history are unique educational resources available to all of its visitors.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Please do your family a favor and take the free tour with DEA educator Susan Fox through this exhibit. We took our Cub Scout den of 10 year old boys through and she did an amazing job of keeping them interested. The information was given to them at a level they comprehended and her presentation was informative to both the... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have taken my son to Discovery Station on several occasions while visiting my family in the area. Every time we find something new that he really loves and wants to learn more about. Many exhibits showcase the scientific and industrial history of Hagerstown including Moller Pipe Organ Company, Mack Truck, Fairchild Aircraft, and the Western Maryland Railroad. Other exhibits... More 

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Chambersburg, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Grandpa, the "cool" 12-year-olds, the nerdy 9-year-old, and the toddler all found things to hold their interest at this feel-good place. The staff are near and helpful, but not invasive. Some local history, too, that will be interesting to adults.

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Brittany W, Operations Manager at Discovery Station at Hagerstown, responded to this review

ElliotFan! Thank you for your positive review of Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc.! We are pleased that you had a wonderful time during your recent visit and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you again! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

First, reviews done in 2012 and before do not reflect the full range of this attraction -- much has been upgraded and expanded since then. To find a children's activity and learning center in such a small town as Hagerstown is actually a minor miracle. I have taken grandchildren as old as 7 and as young as 18 months here,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Disclaimer: we have ATSC reciprocal membership from the Maryland Science Center. They DO accept it but I would verify in advance in case anything changes. That said, this is a museum that has a little bit of everything. If you are looking for a place to take young kids, I would highly recommend Discovery Station. It has a toddler area,... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was great to see several new things at Discovery Station, including a new DEA exhibit. The staff and volunteers work hard to give a good experience for everyone who comes into the museum.

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Frederick, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place does not have big city pizzazz. Some parts are dated and could use an update. But most of the museum is fun and educational. There are many interactive things for kids to do. My son's favorite is the transportation exhibit. It's a large room, well-lit and clean, that features interesting things such as a full-size Mack truck engine... More 

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Geneva, New York, USA
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Remodeling the local downtown bank into a museum was a great idea. Seeing the original vault and door was cool. Titanic display was great, especially talking with the builder of the exhibit - fascinating man. Large variety of other exhibits on 2 floors. Utilizing the original building in a unique way to display the exhibits was something we have not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a great time at the Discovery Station on our way to the outlets. Reasonably priced. Our children are 7 and 5. We especially loved the grocery store room. The Japanese exhibit was also a fun time. I teach preschool, and the Early Education section was full of discovery. Can't wait to go back!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We visited on a weekday, and were lucky enough to find a free parking space directly behind the museum. The 7 year old was fascinated by the dinosaur puzzle pieces, and spent a good bit of time in putting together a fossil. He enjoyed seeing the large dinosaur head, but I could not interest him in the movie that was... More 

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