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Discovery Center of Springfield

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Address: 438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone Number: 417-862-9910
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AMAZING

This place was absolutely amazing!!!!!!! This was ten times better than the magic house in St. Louis and WAY more room!!! We will definitely be going there more often!! Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
La2811
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Ellainore
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Ellainore
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing!!!!!!! This was ten times better than the magic house in St. Louis and WAY more room!!! We will definitely be going there more often!! Very educational for little ones :-)

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Thank La2811
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My grand kids love to go here, they could spend hours here and it's great for kids of all ages. It's a great fun learning experience for everyone.

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Thank Teddybeartigger
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have rated this a 3, this is because I feel there is a heavy lack of cleaning.I always feel gross touching anything there knowing a million other hands have, and who knows how long it's been since it was cleaned. Especially if you are like me, and have food allergies. Places being clean, and at tip top shape are... More 

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1 Thank travelingeek1
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool place to stop and hang out. It's very educational and entertaining for all ages If it's hot, raining or you just need something to do, this is a place to go

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Thank Casie L
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town f o a short weekend trip and we're looking for a few different things to do with our young children, and saw this on trip advisor. We have been to a couple of discovery centers before, some good some bad, but this one is definitely worth a visit. The kids loved it and the adults did... More 

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Thank sgem2010
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I remember how awesome this place use to be. Unfortunately that is not the case any more. During our 3 hour visit we only saw 4 staff members. There are multiple things there that require a staff member to see/do. There was never a staff member at those locations. The whole point of the discovery center is to be hands... More 

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2 Thank Dakota W
Cuba, Missouri
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95 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a hidden gem in Springfield. You can check online and even get discount tickets. My grandchildren ages 4-12 LOVED this center. Something for everyone of them to do. The high wire bicycle was definitely a hit with the 8 & 12 year old (their mom too!). I suggest getting there early and enjoying all they have to do before... More 

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Thank Showme_10
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Part of the center is shut down for the summer. Today there are only a few helpers visible. This center is really geared for a younger crowd.

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Thank Pjltx
Springfield, Missouri
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Interesting to me but enthralling to my grand children. Both entertaining and educational. Time/money well spent!

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Thank buckbuc2015
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The DCenter is awesome! It started out years ago with just a few cool items; it now has something for everyone of all ages to be fascinated with. You will find spending 2-3 hours here easily. Kids enjoy it; adults are enthralled with it!

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Thank Tim R

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