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Garden State Discovery Museum

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Address: 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Phone Number: 856-424-1233
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Smaller-scale "Please Touch Museum"

My first experience at this location was on a school field trip -- as a chaperone, it was a bit much to keep track of the kids as the "exhibits" flow into each other. There are a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Heather W
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My first experience at this location was on a school field trip -- as a chaperone, it was a bit much to keep track of the kids as the "exhibits" flow into each other. There are a few that are partitioned off and aid in "containing" a group, but for the most part it was STRESSFUL. I would definitely prefer... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We subscribed for the sake of our grandkids...an enjoy the discoveries as much as they do! What a great way to educate and amuse and wonder, all at the same time. Highly recommended.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Got free passes from my library and the kids had a blast. Lots to do for the little ones. A bit crowded as expected for a rainy Saturday. Gets loud and hectic with the crowd but that didn't phase the kids. Will definitely go back.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

This place is great for the younger kids, from 12 months & up. It's more homey & less official than the one in Philly, that's why we liked it for our toddlers. The one in Philly is definitely a better one but wouldn't go back till our kids are at least 5

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and myself took my two year old grandson there and he had a ball . He really enjoy all of the different things that he could do there.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were looking for something to do with our one year old, and found the Garden State Discovery Museum through a quick Google search. This place is so neat!! While my son was still a little young to really enjoy all the little experiences it had to to offer, it did give him a place to walk around and grab... More 

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
48 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lots of exhibits, with lots of opportunities to play and learn. Both my toddler and my grade schooler loved. it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

My August visit was my first time back at Discovery in a few years since my girls are a bit too old now...but I would like to note that I spent plenty of hours from 2003-2012..."hanging" at the museum!!! One of my kids FAVS!!!! So many wonderful memories made at the museum...from just random visits during the week afterschool to... More 

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los angeles
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

this place has SO many rooms...my 2 year old LOVES the beach ball floating over the air, the hockey and basketball area, the science center part, the kitchen, etc etc. There is too much to name other than go here and have an awesome time!!! Since so many kiddies, might be nice if they had slightly healthier or organic options... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Great for my 2 year old and 6 year old. Lots of different hands on activities. The diner and pizzeria were favorites. The science area was also great. We had fun but some areas were a little worn down and watch out for pre school trips. It got very crowded!

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