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Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Nice place for kids

We took our 3 year old there for an afternoon of fun. He seemed to enjoy himself. The science... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
ams1210
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Dalmatia, 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...more
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1224 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2928
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

We were passing through State College on a long road trip and were thrilled to find this place by chance. We spent 2 hours here and could have easily spent another hour, as our kids (ages 6 and 2) had a blast. Everything in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelskt
DiscoverySpace, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for your review and rating! We are so happy you and your children had a fun, educational time at Discovery Space, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Took my 2 year old granddaughter here and we spent almost 2 hours. Lots of hands on science stations and interesting for all. She loved digging for dinosaur bones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank patsylbrown
Reviewed July 14, 2018

My wife and I took our two kids here while visiting the area. We have been to other similar spaces and were surprised to find how small this one was. My youngest son (6) had a good time but wasn't really interested in the principles...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for sharing your comments, we are very sorry your experience was less than you hoped for. As we are a growing center, we find all visitor feedback valuable and useful in planning marketing, future exhibits, and programs. We are working actively to be...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018

We took our 3 year old there for an afternoon of fun. He seemed to enjoy himself. The science concepts were hard for him to understand as he was too young. But he found the activities fun none-the-less. He really enjoyed the train table.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ams1210
DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your rating and review! We are happy your 3 year old enjoyed himself. The train table is incredibly popular! We hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited the Discovery Center with our 3 year old while on a weekend visit to State College. We were there for a little over 3 hours in the afternoon, and all had a wonderful time. While many of the educational...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jshaffer442
DiscoverySpace, Manager at Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your rating and review! We are so happy you had a great experience with your family. We hope you can visit us again soon!

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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!

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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