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“Great fun for the kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avampato Discovery Museum

Avampato Discovery Museum
300 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV (Formerly Sunrise Museum)
304-561-3575
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Ranked #17 of 40 things to do in Charleston
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Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great fun for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I love when kids can have fun and learn without realizing they are learning. The educational exhibits are smart and don't talk down to the kids. The staff are well-trained and knowledgeable about the exhibits. We particularly enjoy the Exploratory area which changes exhibits regularly. There seems to be an themed event at least once a month that provides opportunities for craft workshops.

Visited May 2012
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Charleston, West Virginia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place for Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I was sitting for my sister and took her 3 year old twins we had a blast and it is so kid friendly.

Visited February 2012
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South Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“kids love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

my kids have been here many times and never grow tired of it. there is also a small toddler area that my little one enjoys.

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West Virginia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Science Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The museum is actually an interactive science display. Great for children. There is also a planetarium.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful to spend your afternoon esp. with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

the associates are extremely helpful and quite knowledgeable.
I would like to take a membership and be a frequent visitor. The NASA exhibition was good, I was told they are not putting up something related to forensic investigations. The planetarium show was also good, though not great.
The film (on the same screen as the planetarium) was better enjoyed by me and the family.

Visited May 2011
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