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Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania

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Address: 112 W Foster Ave, Suite 1, State College, PA 16801
Phone Number: 814-234-0200
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Surprisingly Nice Learning Center

We had a birthday party here. We were surprised with the experience. It is really worth the visit if you are entertaining kids. They have a lot of science stuff packed into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Manuel J
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a birthday party here. We were surprised with the experience. It is really worth the visit if you are entertaining kids. They have a lot of science stuff packed into the space. My only complaint is that some (not all) of the employees were friendly. A bit odd for a place for kids.

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Thank Manuel J
State College, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is still a relatively new feature in downtown State College and it is still evolving. I was there recently with my 5 year old nephew and there were parts that he enjoyed but some exhibits were too complex and I was disappointed that the staff was not more proactive explaining things to the kids.

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Thank KirstenG G
Saratoga Springs, New York
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Really great for a few hours of fun and learning. Quick walk to most of the area. Kids loved the hands on learning and the staff and volunteers were vert nice and helpful.

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Thank Darrow M
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place for children and adults also. We could not get our 3 year old granddaughter out. All the hands on exhibits are hand made to show simple to slightly complicated elements .

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Thank beachpotatoenc
Waynesburg, PA
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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Almost walked out due to the small size but spent 2 hours in there with her . Don't let the size discourage you there's plenty to do. It's not the Carnagie Science Center but well with the $.

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Thank wbg409
DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, we're so glad you decided to stay! We hope you'll stop back in as exhibits change frequently at Discovery Space. More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I took my 7 year old nephew on a Saturday morning. Pretty quiet when we arrived at 1030 but was packed by noon. Much of the science was beyond his grasp but he enjoyed playing. Neat exhibits and lots of potential

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Thank ZachLorber
DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this review

We're glad you and your nephew enjoyed Discovery Space and hope you'll return to see what's new since your last visit. Thank you for the comments! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Great little place to spend an hour or two with the kids. Kids Under 12 - this an ideal indoor activity place! Our kids 6 and 4 enjoyed it.

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1 Thank Missie799
Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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107 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We took our kids here to spend a couple of hours. As per some of the reviews, people are spending about 2 hours there. After 45 minutes, both of my kids had gone through every single center. They did it all. However were not bored at all. They kept going back to each center and trying different things. They very... More 

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1 Thank Eric C
State College, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Discovery Space is a great small science center conveniently located in downtown State College. We have visited on several occasions, and they change the exhibits frequently. Every time we visit, my girls (now 4 and 7) have fun and learn a few new things too. We have seen the exhibits getting better and better since our first visit to Discovery... More 

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Thank HungryinPA2013
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

This is an ok place to take your young children. If you have the membership which I do you can't complain about it being free. It is small but for my 2 yr old we can spend an hr or 2 in the afternoon with him running around and he loves it. It's no where near the size as other... More 

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