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Discovery Center of Springfield

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Discovery Center

We took a trip here during our vacation. The prices are super reasonable for a family. One of the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
reviewer428
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Armada Michigan
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A little educational place

We came on a Monday and it was quiet. There were quite some exhibits for kids of all ages. Very... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
May F
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Colorado
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438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We took a trip here during our vacation. The prices are super reasonable for a family. One of the cheaper things we did while on vacation. We spent quite a bit of time here looking at everything. We did enjoy ourselves but I am giving...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We came on a Monday and it was quiet. There were quite some exhibits for kids of all ages. Very educational. Not a bad place to take family to this place.

Thank May F
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The Discovery center delivers on what it preports to do, intrique and excercise your brain. It is a wonderful, informative place, and you will thoroughly enjoy your visit there.

Thank hendersonc473
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Take your grandkids! Something facinating for any age from 4 to 12. Interactive exhibits in almost every level.

Thank lirwin219
Reviewed June 8, 2018

My only child is a year old and we have come here a few times. There is a room specifically for children aged 5 and under, and he really enjoys it! Lots of fun, oversized activities for him to engage in! I'm really looking forward...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

we took the kids and they had a great time. there is 4 floors to go through. a range of things to do for all age groups. time varies due to what you do and how much time you do each activity

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Well, this is perhaps supposed to be a kids venue, but go with you kids and you can't help but get in on the fun. If it's too hot, cold, rainy for a great day of play outside, this venue can let kids discover and...More

Thank freedomawaits
Reviewed May 23, 2018

My son truly enjoyed the center. As you walk in there are dinosaur digs, lots of things that get their little minds going. A safe environment and with lots of levers and pulleys. Plan to spend 3-4 hours there.

Thank Addie V
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This place is very nice and has a lot of stuff! It is mostly for young children, but teens and adults will find some interesting things as well.

Thank DustinHolmes
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Was fun for the kids but two of the major exhibits didn't work and others were only open at certain times as they needed staff to oversee/run them. Clearly funding a place like this is hard. Some GREAT hands on kids exhibits... easily kept kids...More

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Response from mysugarpie | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
I actually don't know. Typically I get a year-long family membership so I can go whenever I or my daughter want to go. Their website says $8/child/ages 3-15 and adults $12
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Wendy E
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Response from Randy M | Reviewed this property |
They do have a military discount for Active or Retirees.
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