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

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Great little place to spend the day

We visited while on vacation. Not too large, not to small but just enough to spend half a day with small children. Will visit again next time we're in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Marshall
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I don't even know where to begin with this one.. First of all as we were walking in, a small child ran out of the opened doors and into the highway as I chased after him and brought him back in the staff was just sitting on their butts staring into space acting as if nothing happened, there was no... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited while on vacation. Not too large, not to small but just enough to spend half a day with small children. Will visit again next time we're in town.

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Waverly, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My 8 year old and 2 year old sons had a blast here. My 10 year old had fun too, but got bored a little bit easier. This is not a place for older children, probably children older than 10 would have little to do. But my husband and I had fun playing with some of the exhibits and watching... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to some fantastic children's museums and from the outside, this one looked like it would be too. But for the price, we will go somewhere else next time. We went over Spring Break. It had been raining and we needed something to do. It was not overly crowded. There are two rooms and a theater. No theater... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had fun, but my teens were bored. This is definitely geared more toward younger kids. I had lots of fun, tho, trying to get my kids to take pictures. There wasn't a lot of interactive exhibits, but the ones they had were fun. Not bad for the price, but a definite one time visit. No return trips planned.

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Brownsboro, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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