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Discovery Center of Springfield

438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
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Type: Science Museums, Cultural

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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Love the high-wire bike ride! There is so much education and fun in this place! I will really miss it when my child won't go anymore! Great day with the family!!!

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My six-year-old and eleven-year-old daughters and I brought a college-age International Friend from China here on a rainy Saturday. The Center has a wide range of activities that enthralled all three ages. From hands-on physical activities that burn off the wigglies to hands-on passive activities [the Van de Graaf generator was a great hit with all three long-haired girls!] to... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The discovery center is one of Springfield's best attractions, there is so much for the kids to see and do, and its a great way for them to burn off some steam on a winter day. oh, and the highwire bike is worth a try!

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Strafford, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There is so much to see and do! Keeps the kiddos busy for hours!! Sounds a little pricey until you realize you've been in there for over 3 hours! Cheaper than a movie!

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Walker, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I loved it here! My 2 year old son spent 3 hours here amused the whole time. I can't make that happen on the very best day, so I was pleasantly surprised. The best part was that it's educational for kids and adults, we had just as much fun as him.

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Springfield, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've been a fan of the nature center since it opened and most recently visited in May to walk the trail. The center is kid friendly with hands on exhibits and special events. There are several trails and the area has wildlife and the woods and water are a welcome respite even though you can still hear the traffic from... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor. You actually have written a review for Springfield Conservation Nature Center. I love that place as well. Discovery Center of Springfield does not have any outdoor trails but we do have fantastic hands-on exhibits related to all the sciences. More 

Leasburg, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed our visit and would recommend this place to anyone with children of pretty much all ages. We do not have any ourselves but found the interactive displays fun and it kept our interest the whole time we were there. We spent a few hours but kids could probably spend nearly a whole day; plan accordingly.

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Galena, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We celebrated our grandson's first birthday at the Discovery Center! We will definitely do that again! The staff was helpful and attentive, the cost of the event was reasonable and it included passes for as long as we could stay! By far, more entertaining and educational than any Chuck E. Cheese party! I Highly recommend a visit to the Discovery... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Where else can you take your kids and NOT tell them to stop touching everything? Hands on experiences make learning fun and I love this place. Fun place for mom to take a breather!

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Branson, Missouri
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273 reviews 273 reviews
72 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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