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Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania

1224 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2928
+1 814-234-0200
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A wonderful Children's Science Museum

Discovery Space has just recently moved into much larger quarters so it can continue to offer the... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Charles C
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State College, Pennsylvania
Growing in new space

The Discovery Space has recently moved as of September 2017 into a new building on North Atherton... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Radio9phs
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania is an exciting growing science center of interactive exhibits and hands-on programs designed to provide valuable informal science education, especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), in a fun learning environment.
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1224 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2928
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Discovery Space has just recently moved into much larger quarters so it can continue to offer the activities to an ever increasing demand. The museum offers hands on science exhibits that are designed to engage children as well as teach/explain scientific principles. There success can...More

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DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

Thanks for the review and checking out the new location -- it IS terrific to have so much more space for science fun! You can keep track of what's happening at Discovery on our website or Facebook page! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The Discovery Space has recently moved as of September 2017 into a new building on North Atherton St. Much more room for displays, exhibits, and classroom/camp. Check them out in their new digs, and see what all they have to offer. Let them know if...More

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DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thanks for visiting! We are glad you liked the new location, we are very excited about it as well. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

We are members to Discovery Space so we visit somewhat regularly. I feel like there's always something a little different each time we go. My kids are 3 and 6 and love playing with the different exhibits. The space is small, but there are a...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Our family loves this place AND they are expanding!! The current location isn't huge, but they do pack a lot of fun, educational, hands on activities into the space. And like I mentioned above, they will be moving into a much larger building very soon....More

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

The Discovery Place was my Kindergartener's favorite stop on his first field trip. He enjoys science and he loves to get "hands on." DS had about 2 hours worth of learning entertainment for his curious mind and he wants to go back. The space is...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Great place for younger kids - although adults enjoy it, too. Lots of different programs and hands-on safe science experiments to try.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Our 5-year-old grandson was visiting us, and we spent most of an afternoon there. He even made a couple of friends while he was there. It's small in scale (compared to similar facilities in larger cities), but it was carefully planned, well kept, entertaining and...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2016

There are number of exhibits that provide a multitude of hands-on learning experiences to the young children who may, one day, become the future scientists of our society. Bring your children and/or grand children to DSOCP you won't be disappointed. Hours and hours of fun...More

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DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2017

Thanks for sharing your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon at Discovery Space!

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

husband and son went to game. Went here with daughter-in-law and two little ones and it was an outstanding experience. The little ones had a fantastic time and we were there almost 3 hours! Very pleased...

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DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2016

Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely not for any child over the age of 6. My grandson who is 10 was bored. Was a waste of money for us. Web site does not really accurately describe the place. Traveled 40 miles for nothing.More

Thank Irene D
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DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Thanks for sharing your comments, we are very sorry your experience was less than you hoped for. As we are a growing museum, we find all visitor feedback valuable and useful in planning marketing, future exhibits and programs. We will send you a message to...More

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