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Discovery Science Place

308 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 533-8011
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Tyler
Type: Children's Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Tyler, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been coming here for years with my son (who now is "too old" for this) and recently returned with my 5 year niece. I was surprised that in the gap of a few years since my last visit not much has changed. We had a great time exploring. The favorite is always the pretend play area for the... More

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Pearland, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Wasn't expecting much, but the museum was great. Plenty of things to keep my young grade-schoolers busy. Very large play, pretned area, neat science experiments. Plenty of free play: legos, blocks, magnets, etc. Older kids would be bored.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very neat exibits for young and old!! Neat and informative and entertaining. My favorite is the Brookshire's grocery area.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Wow! UT Tyler students have improved the experience at this science center. The students did a wonderful job painting the exterior murals. Not only do their murals draw you in but they really add to downtown. Upgrades at the science center include the opening of their annex next door (follow the red awnings) which houses a lot of hands-on stations... More

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Dallas, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

While in Tyler, we visited the Discovery Science Place. It is as the name indicates, a hands-on place for kids to explore various aspects of science. The two grandkids ages 7 and 8 that we took had a wonderful time at each of the areas. We spent about 2 hours there. Currently they have a lot of dinosaurs that move... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I take my first graders here every year for our annual field trip! They have a blast going from station to station learning and playing! I also take my niece, nephew, and my son every year in the summer because they have something new each time and are constantly updating.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This science center does not compare to the Kids Museum in Austin, but it is a pretty good spot for Tyler. My child loves to go there. It seems to need a fresh coat of paint, brighter lighting, and the activity tables probably haven't been cleaned (ever) but they have hand sanitizer stations throughout the center. It is really a... More

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Longview, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place is run down. Several exhibits didn't work. Limited activities for children that can't read yet. Definitely not for preteens. Several preteens were there and they were bored. Got a splinter under my fingernail from a display table that was worn down. Several of the booster boxes had splintered corners where the laminate had chipped off. The domino table... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The first half of the science place was extremely disappointing. Basically a bunch of plastic banners about butterflies that some high school kids put together, along with a few sections where the kids can play like they are a doctor or buying groceries. The 2nd half of the science place redeemed alot of the angst that I had over the... More

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Tons of things for kids to do. Recently remodeled. Lots of cool features if you take your time and enjoy.

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