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Discovery Center

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Address: 502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone Number: (615) 890-2300
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Jewel for Your Young Royalty

The Discovery Center has an absolutely AMAZING amount of variety built into a fabulously integrated facility. Arts & Crafts, vehicles, mechanics, aviation, forces of nature... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JimWirshing
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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New Bern, NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

These are great places for kids to visit and explore new things, however they take a real beating from the children and a more concerted effort should be made to keep the equipment running. It's a disappointment when parts are missing or sound effects don't work. The admission price should be used for this purpose and if it's insufficient, increase... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Discovery Center has an absolutely AMAZING amount of variety built into a fabulously integrated facility. Arts & Crafts, vehicles, mechanics, aviation, forces of nature, community locations (stores, post office, grocery, etc.). You name it, it's there! Take your children for a fun, educational experience - and try not to have too much of a good time yourself!

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Princeton, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We found the Discovery Center through trip advisor !! Could not get a hotel in Nashville so stayed close in Murfreesboro. We had our granddaughter with us and looked for things to do In Murfreesboro instead of driving into Nashville. PERFECT find at the Discovery Center. It had many hands on activities.. art, water table, musical exhibit, 2 story slide,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family always has a great time when we go to Discovery Center. My boys love the water play, the slide, the fire truck, and it seems that they always find something new to explore. We prefer this center over the science center in downtown Nashville. It is not as crowded and overall less stressful. If your kids get out... More 

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

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

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 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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

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