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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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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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It's a good place for kids. You can hop for 2 to 3 hours the entire museum. Kids will love almost every center and displays. We expected a lot, but got a feeling that we finished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Garden State Discovery Museum is a fun place for the kids. But this place is very dated! It's not very clean at all. If you take your kids make sure you have hand sanitizer on you until they can really use soap and water.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I went here when I was a youngster. I revisted here now a grown up with a friend who has a small son. I tagged along for the day and quickly was reminded how awsome this place is! The kids can venture around in many differnent areas and everyone always seems to love this place! I cannot beilive some of... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a good place for kids. You can hop for 2 to 3 hours the entire museum. Kids will love almost every center and displays. We expected a lot, but got a feeling that we finished seeing the entire museum too soon. No disappointment.

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This discovery museum is a fun place for my 2 yr old. We have season passes and she absolutely loves it. There are many areas that can easily keep her busy for 1 to 2 hours. There are a few downsides. It can get very crowded with groups so call ahead. If you have a younger child and it is... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had heard about this place from others, was not disappointed when saw it for ourselves. There's more to do for toddlers and older than infants, but now we know where to go when our baby is older.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I am a member of this place for almost a year now and I got a family membership for my 1 year son, who is now a toddler. Here are my views: FIRST IMPRESSION It looked dirty to me the first time I entered the place. May be it needs some renovation of exhibits, carpets are old and roughly used... More 

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NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This was our second visit and my kids still love it at 5 & 6. We spent almost five hours there and could have easily stayed longer. Lots of fun play sections.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Additional Information about Garden State Discovery Museum

Address: 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Phone Number: 856-424-1233
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cherry Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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