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Discovery Science Place

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Address: 308 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler, TX 75702
Phone Number: (903) 533-8011
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Great for birthdays!

My daughter loves it! We had her 9 year birthday here and we bought annual passes. She loves all the interactive play. My only complaint is that they should get rid of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
islandawn3
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Brownsboro, Texas
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Brownsboro, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My daughter loves it! We had her 9 year birthday here and we bought annual passes. She loves all the interactive play. My only complaint is that they should get rid of the Egyptian mummy display. The kids are creeped out with it and their is no interaction. You just look at it. Boring!

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Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great interactive exhibits. Kids (and playful adults) can be pirates, can run a small town, can explore a cave--wonderful place to go.

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tyler texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was fantastic and very exciting to a 60 year old even the channel 7 video area was so neat . the twins 10 had the most fun playing cameraman and Chloe did the cooking show. she was fantastic. the kids had a ball and carson their little brother was excellent on the ship. They played with the magnets and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The exhibits encourage children to wonder about things, try and experiment and learn. It is geared for the 5 - 10 age group. Our kids loved the interactiveness of the exhibits and play areas. We chose this destination for a rainy day - it was a perfect outlet for their energy and curiosity.

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Tyler, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have been taking my kids to discovery Science Place since they were little. They loved it than and they love it now. most of their large exhibits like "the cave" and the "pirate ship" and the pretend area stay the same but they always have a new exhibit for us to explore.Best for preschoolers and grade school children. Love... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

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

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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186 helpful votes 186 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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