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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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A fun learning experience for adults and kids!

I took a friend's child and my grandchildren, when they came to stay with us for a visit. The kids had the opportunity to learning without even realizing they were learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Valley Falls
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a friend's child and my grandchildren, when they came to stay with us for a visit. The kids had the opportunity to learning without even realizing they were learning. They had so much fun, they didn't want to leave. I think we could have taken our lunch and stayed there the whole day. As for me, I worked... More 

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Thank teach_with_a_passion
Ellainore
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 August 22, 2016

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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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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 August 7, 2016

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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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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Cuba, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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