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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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10year old enjoyed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Waynesburg, PA
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Waynesburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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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

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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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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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State College, Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

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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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We belong to a club of science facilities and this is our local facility. It's ok. I wouldn't pay the price if I didn't get in with my yearly membership. Some decent displays about our local ecology, but mostly bland with no "wow" factor.

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I have 3 kids of various ages, all under 10, and this place is great for bringing them all. It's the only place in town that I can bring them all, and let them loose. I feel safe because it's basically one large room. It seems like there are activities and crafts for the kids going on regularly so it's... More 

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

We want to thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review. We're glad your children enjoy their visits! More 

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