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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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Fun place for children to explore. Real experiences or as close to real as possible. I liked that the staff was around, though not intrusive. Some areas got chaotic, things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fun place for children to explore. Real experiences or as close to real as possible. I liked that the staff was around, though not intrusive. Some areas got chaotic, things thrown all over the place, and I imagine things are not cleaned/sanitized as much as I would like but it comes with the territory. Definitely on the list of faves... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My host kids had a blast going here and they were playing the whole time and it was a challenge getting them to go home. A little pricy but try to go to a library nearby, they offer tickets for free if they have them in and available. Great cafeteria with a good selection of food but you are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Even though we live about 45 minutes away and have a local children's museum within minutes of our house, I gladly make the drive to the Garden State Discovery Museum when possible because of its superior quality compared to our local museum. The Discovery Museum has tons of interesting exhibits, but being a mother to a toddler, we most enjoy... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

the children loved it, grandchildren loved it, interesting, educational and fun but unfortunately very expensive when you have a family attending...many find it unaffordable.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My toddler had fun here, but I was a little grossed out. Some of the things that the children play with can't be washed and are just a place harboring germs - like felt and stuffed animals. A lot of parents brought their sick kids. Nothing more disgusting than seeing your child play next to a kid with the flu.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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27 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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