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Discovery Center

Address: 502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone Number: (615) 890-2300
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Christiana, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They are a great place to bring kids. They change the exhibits upstairs every month so you never know what to expect but it's alw fun. They have wooden trains for the kids to play with, a Lionel train that runs 2-3 times a day, a big slide that takes you to the lower level, a tiny toy town for... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Discovery Center offers families with children a highly creative and interactive experience through multiple displays and learning centers. Well worth everyone's time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The trains don't start on time. There are missing pieces in exhibits. The exhibits themselves are old or out of order. This place needs a major overhaul.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have been taking our grandchildren to the Discovery Center since they could walk.. They have the toddler room for littles 5 and under and they can stay busy in there for quite a while. Then there is the rest of the center, which has many interesting areas and mind challenging areas for the children. Whether they like to play... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a bright, attractive place where kids are free to be kids. The exhibits are almost entirely hands-on and cover a very wide range of interests for both boys and girls. It is possible that your child could get wet, sweaty, or find some paint very creatively placed on their clothing or on their noses, so dress appropriately. There... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very educational!! Great for younger children!! A little bit of everything to peak all interest levels.

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Lascassas, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've taken my grandson (and occasionally a buddy) to Discovery Center many times over the past seven or so years when he visits from out of town. He absolutely loves to go there and there's always something different to interest him. There's wildlife (you can pet a snake), classic cars, a make-believe supermarket, a water feature (which never fails to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very nice clean facility. The lady at the reception desk was super friendly. Lots of neat exhibits for the kids to interact, learn and play in. Very educational. The model train wasn't running when we were there but it was very cool to look at. Spend a couple of hours or take all day!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place to take the family. Great exhibits and items for all to enjoy. Ball pit is fun and a great opportunity for pictures. Love learning and a great family experience. The building is tucked away off the road, very peaceful a welcomed change to the hustle of the city.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter (3yrs) loves going and it is a perfect place for the 5 and under crowd especially when they have new exhibits. The Curious George exhibit was a lot of fun and we were sad to see it go. I took my older nephew (8yrs) and the exhibit was not there so not a lot of offerings for him... More 

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