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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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Fun Place

I have twin boys that were 13 at the time we went to the museum, and let me tell you, they had fun... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
tinafarina2018
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Berryville, Virginia
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Great Homeschool Field Trip

This place was really well-organized with a lot of fun interactive things for kids of all ages... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
WardTravels
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Our mission at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and...more
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19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4741
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

I have twin boys that were 13 at the time we went to the museum, and let me tell you, they had fun! The place is definitely geared towards a younger crowd, in some ways, but my boys had fun anyway. It’s fun, educational and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed December 6, 2018

This place was really well-organized with a lot of fun interactive things for kids of all ages - our group ranged in age from 3 to 11 and all of the children had fun. We weren't able to try the things in the roof garden...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We are glad to hear that you appreciated our exhibits and the staff had a great time with your students! Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We had twelve 7/8 year old kids with us. The museum offers lots on interactive learning for that age group. All of the children enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Winchester, VA is a perfect "pit stop": great little restaurants, a wonderful coffee shop and this children's museum. Our kids (8 & 12) love this place. Lots of great activities. And, unlike many other so-called "children's museums," this one actually makes learning fun. Our 12...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for the review Oliver! We are so glad you enjoyed our amazing town and had fun at the Discovery Museum! WE hope you can visit us again the next time you are passing through.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Have been to this with my niece's multiple times and every time I go, I find something new to explore with them. They go all the time and love it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Virginia M
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Very modern facility with 4 floors of activity that will interest children of all ages. Many exhibits are hands on. It's probably best for older elementary school kids, but our 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed it. Nice place to visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Since opening in the spring of 1996, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's mission has been fulfilled far beyond the expectations of the three founders who spearheaded its development. The original five exhibits based at 54 South Loudoun Street in Winchester, Virginia, and constructed by committed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

We enjoyed our visit here with our daughter and her two children, ages 14 months, and 7 years. The 7 year old boy liked and tried everything, but his favorite was the apple packing factory on the second floor. There were several camp groups there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lots of fun for kids and adults encountered at every turn on each floor (three in all). A wonderful afternoon to spend with the family in this cheerful space.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful review Rita! We hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

My kids were younger when we visited the first time, since then the museum move to a new bigger building so we Decided to check it out, I was afraid my kids will be disappointed since I remember activities were more for younger children. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Bonnie H | Reviewed this property |
Better for the younger children. My 6 year old grandson loved it when he was 3 and he was bored in 15 minutes last summer.
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Response from 426laurent | Reviewed this property |
My then 12 year old loved it!! Even my 17 year old enjoyed the exhibit upstairs
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