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Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania

112 W Foster Ave, Suite 1, State College, PA 16801
814-234-0200
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

State College, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have taken two youngsters (ages 6 and 4) here on different occasions. I wondered why I even bothered the second time. The displays were uninteresting, many in need of repair and the interactive activities weren't very. The docents seemed rather disinterested/bored and interacted in a perfunctory manner. Both children went through everything in the place quickly and were ready... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you had a poor experience at Discovery Space. We are always open to suggestions for improvement so feel free to share your suggestions/advice with the front desk. Thank you. More 

State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Interesting interactive displays and exhibits for the younger set, but a bit shopworn. Could use some sprucing up; some of the activity stations were not functional when we visited.

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

Thank you for your evaluation of Discovery Space. Each semester, the PSU Mechanical & Electrical engineering students provide us with new exhibits, created as a semester project, on limited budgets. We have an exhibit from OMSI, opening September 25, called Eat Well, Play Well. It is an exhibit that will help children discover nutrition and fitness by making healthy choices.... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

There were many children visiting when I was there and every one was fully engaged in one activity or another. There was a puppet show and many hands on learning centers. The Penn State Lunar Lions were there to answer questions and quite a few volunteers to help guide young and old. An offered donation was crumpled and sent through... More 

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

We're pleased that you had a wonderful experience at Discovery Space. We loved your comment 'Even giving is made fun there.' We hope you will come back the next time you're in our area. More 

Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I, having attended Penn State, often struggle to find much in State College to entertain the kids outside of walking campus. We happened to have a couple hours to kill on a very hot day in July when afternoon storms were a near certainty. We found this to be an excellent diversion for the kids. There are... More 

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

Discovery Space wants to thank you for posting your review about your day at the museum. All comments are appreciated. More 

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