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Discovery Center of Springfield

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Address: 438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone Number: 417-862-9910
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Great Hands On Experience For Kids

We had an absolute blast. The weather was terrible and when traveling with a 3 year old, just hanging out doesn't cut it. He was able to run and play, and touch EVERYTHING. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
NeelyLGM
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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Joplin, Missouri, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had an absolute blast. The weather was terrible and when traveling with a 3 year old, just hanging out doesn't cut it. He was able to run and play, and touch EVERYTHING. The volunteers/employees were plentiful. We had an issue with bigger kids who's parents were no where to be seen dominating some of the exhibits and/or not being... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My granddaughters, ages 8 & 12 thoroughly enjoyed the Discover Center. I had to force them to leave - always a good sign!! It was a great value for the money. Buy the additional tickets required for the High Wire Bicycle before you go in!! Interactive learning experience suited for ages 5 and up, or perhaps very advanced 4 year... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

While most of the exhibits and hands-on experiments are similar to other science centers, the stand-out attraction is the bicycle ride three stories high (and yes, it's thrilling yet perfectly safe)!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband, son and I all enjoyed this place. I loved that they had a discovery room for smaller children, which allowed for my son to play with exhibits his size. The staff was super friendly and a great help. It was worth the money and we will be back when we are back in Springfield!

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Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
66 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

So glad Springfield has a place like this. So many fun and interesting things for children and adults of all ages. They won't even realize they are learning! For the journalist, you can publish your own story and print your photo on a paper, report a newscast on TV or be a weather forecaster, build a dam, be hamster power,... More 

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Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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