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Discovery Center of Springfield

438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
417-862-9910
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Ranked #7 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Springfield, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Leasburg, Missouri
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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70 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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