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Discovery Station at Hagerstown

101 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Hagerstown
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Visit Discovery Station at Hagerstown. This is a hands-on interactive science, technology and local history museum for all ages. Exhibits and... more »
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Frederick, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
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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Shokan, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This Museum did an outstanding job for Children on April 19,2014, They had all kinds of Easter activities for the children to do, they had pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, snacks for all the children and it was all for FREE! Hats off to the staff for making it a nice occasion for all children.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We did this as a side stop for our daughter. There were lots of exhibits in a fairly small area and reminded me of a classroom set up. The center is better suited for older children who are interested in science and know how to read. There is a really neat 15 foot 'Titanic' replica in the transportation exhibit as... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the second time we visited the Discovery Station at Hagerstown. We loved the butterfly lecture by Dave Kaplan. Each time I go there, I learn something. Very interactive, a lot of hands on exhibits all geared at children and family participation. There is a wonderful Titantic exhibit with a scaled model built by Norman Little. So many things... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

12,000 visitors a year enjoy the extensive interactive exhibits at Discovery Station in Hagerstown. A learning experience for all ages.

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Mt Holly
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were in the area from out of town, so we stopped in with our 10 year old grandaughter, and she enjoyed it. I do not think the 11 or 12 yr. olds would appreciate it, but ten and under is a good age to have fun there. We spend 1-1/2 hrs taking our time and enjoying their interactive displays... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The museum is fun, but it was hard to keep my 2 and 5 year old entertained during our visit. There was a lot of reading involved. However, older children might enjoy the exhibits a bit more especially those who are interested in agricultural things.

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