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“Very good for many ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Discovery Center of Springfield

Discovery Center of Springfield
438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
417-862-9910
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Ranked #5 of 70 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very good for many ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our son has enjoyed going here since he was a toddler. After moving away from Springfield, we came back for a visit, and the son, now 11, still had a ton of fun, especially with the water feature, the turntable, the giant bubble maker, and the high wire bike. We were impressed.

Bonus: our membership at another science museum got us in for free-- check with your museum!

Visited April 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bring the kids and have a good time with hands-on learning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

With fun activities for the whole family (even the adults!) this place is a real find. The little ones under five have their own learning/play area, and the interactive exhibits for all ages are very entertaining. Our budding scientist was crazy about the ChromoZone Lab (the grown-ups learned some things, too) and our littlest one couldn't get enough of the Wonderland dig pit with the crane and backhoe. I think it may be the best place to take your family when visiting Springfield.(Even teenagers will have a good time here.)

Visited March 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“It was the day of an ice storm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Much to my surprise he attraction stayed open during the ice storm. This made the visit an extra treat for my grandchildren from England. There was only one other family there so we had the run of the place and what fun it was. The staff made sure the kids had a wonderful time. Well worth a visit. For adults visiting with children it will bring out the child in you!

Visited February 2013
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Galesburg, Illinois
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233 reviews 233 reviews
75 attraction reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Fun place for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Discovery Center offers a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences. The insect room and electricity ball (featured in the cover photo) are especially fun. Good, affordable learning experience.

Visited May 2012
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Springfield
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Very hands on even for adults I enjoyed it very much. The gift store was very well stocked with a lot of great memories from the day and the staff was very helpful.

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