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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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Grandkids Enjoyed!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Pjltx
Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank buckbuc2015
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Tim R
Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids will have more fun then expected,they will be wanting to go father and father on in to find more fun things to do and learn. The adults can have just as much fun remembering their self learning days and helping their family , then watching their faces.Fun and laughs.

Thank Russell M
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our way to Branson and the kids had a fun time. We learned about animal skulls and teeth, they have a huge bubble maker, and a really neat high wire bike. The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable. It would have been nice to have a snack bar like the science museum in our town, but that... More 

Thank Beth B
Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Discover Center is GREAT for families. Especially kids ages 5-15. They have a lot of hands on experiments for kids and adults alike.

Thank angoct14
West Point, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We visited the first time in 2014 and loved it. Two years later we were excited to go back but ended up very disappointed. Several exhibits were broken, had missing parts, not maintained and sections were closed off. Will not be returning until we know upgrades have been done. Very friendly staff though.

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Walcott, Iowa
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

So many fun indoor things for kids to do!! Fun little games and play places! My kids really enjoy days at the Discovery Center!

Thank Days Inn W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Having lived in places with free science museums, the cost of this seems high. Also one of the members of staff disciplined the kids for speaking too loud into the whisper tube...thought it was a bit over the top

Thank Carl D
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I have four children old enough to enjoy the museum, 3, 5, 10, and 12. They all had a great time. The Mrs. and my 10 year old daughter rode the bike. I think that was one of our favorite parts. The 5 and under room was great too. A lot more than most places for smaller kids. We will... More 

Thank brianjethro

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