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Discovery Center of Springfield

438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
417-862-9910
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Branson, Missouri
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235 reviews 235 reviews
70 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Several floors of various discovery science, physics, biology, environmental, etc. Hands on for the kids, and interesting reads for the adults. They have a studio set up so you can have your own news cast. It's very high end and enjoyable.

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Springfield, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You might think the Discovery Center is geared specifically toward kids. Well, it is. Our kids loved this place and so do our grandkids! However, just like the kids, you'll find yourself eagerly involved with all of the exhibits. It's all about imagination, creativity, learning and discovery! It's easy to spend hours here and not realize how much time has... More

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My son who uses a wheelchair was able to access all the exhibits and we had a ton of fun! Family bathrooms are on the inside but the ones in the lobby are Men/Women (which is tough when you have a mom trying to help a son in the restroom or visa versa). I thought it was a little pricey... More

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ssccmccoy, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Center of Springfield, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing with others that we are accessible to everyone. We always have a variety of discounts available. Check the CVB website at www.springfieldmo.org to see other attractions in the area and get our discounts. We hope you travel back through and visit us again. We are always changing exhibits... More

Springfield, MO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went with our school for a field trip and they had alot of great hands on things to do with the older kids. It was a great time and plan to go back soon. Definitely need more then 2 hours to enjoy the whole thing.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I actually came here on a date. We were both over the age of 25, and had a blast nonetheless! I imagine it would be even more fun if you're actually a kid.

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cmccoydcs, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Center of Springfield, responded to this review

So glad you came to visit. We do see that the adults seem to have more fun than the kids. Come back soon. More

Kansas City, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great value. We had a discount and only paid $17.60 for four of us to go. The friendly lady at the front desk said it would take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to get through. We spent 5 hours and really the kids would have stayed longer I think. Great experience, friendly, helpful staff, and fun stuff to see and... More

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Sedalia, Missouri, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We just had our sons first birthday here and it was a huge hit! All of our family and friends had a great time after the party playing with all of the exhibits. I can honestly say this was fun for ages 1- 70 years old. The cost to rent the room was awesome and the rates to get in... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Fun but expensive. Lots of things to look at and touch but crowded when we were there. Its a good place to take the kids if you can afford it though.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place is just overpriced. Once you've been there really isn't much reason to return. Maybe younger children enjoy it more, my daughter is 11 and gets bored here pretty fast. She has attended summer camp there one week and it was just ok (and it too was expensive). No plans to return anytime soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went during the week and it was great. The kids had a blast learning and the price was a bonus. Going during the week was great because there were only a few of us there and we didn't feel rushed.

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