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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4749
+1 540-722-2020
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Tons of fun!

Huge children's museum with endless interactive exhibits also fun for the grownups! My children... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
annier136
Great for young kids

My grandkids (3 and 5 yrs) enjoyed the activities of the museum. We were there for almost 3 hours... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
alvyceanem
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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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 mathematics, the humanities, and the arts.All exhibits, activities and experiences provided by the Discovery Museum adhere to the following philosophical guidelines:Exhibits, activities and programs are interactive, participatory and informal, and give visitors opportunities to experiment, have fun playing, use their imaginations and share ideas.Visitors are engaged at their own level of expertise and experience.Activities and programs are multi-sensory, authentic, honest, and factual.The Museum works in a spirit of cooperation and partnership with educational, cultural, governmental and community organizations.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4749
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+1 540-722-2020
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Huge children's museum with endless interactive exhibits also fun for the grownups! My children have been there many times and never get tired of it. The hard part is getting them to leave!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My grandkids (3 and 5 yrs) enjoyed the activities of the museum. We were there for almost 3 hours. It's true that everything is kid friendly. ( Especially nice to go in the later afternoon when the crowd thins out.) Price is reasonable.

Thank alvyceanem
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many activities to enjoy. When our grandchildren were 4-8, they loved the apple pullies, house building kits, ambulance, etc. Now that they are older, they enjoy climbing through the GI track, playing music with their feet, watching the bees, etc. Several of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

SVDM is a great place for a kid of any age to learn something new in a fun & exciting way. Although the majority of the exhibits, crafts, experiments are geared more towards younger children there are some things that even a teenager could appreciate....More

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Thank tarhelz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 9 & 11 year old kids love the SVDM! The interactive exhibits and four-story open floor plan allow exercise of the mind and body. Play at some of the exhibits can last for an hour given the child's interest, which fosters a learning experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun and lots of things to explore!! My grandchildren have loved the Discovery Museum sind they were infants. Now at 6 and 10 they continue to find a wealth of things to do and never want to leave.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great kids museum! The kids are having so much fun playing they don't even realize they're submerged in a minefield of learning!

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Thank Rayna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands on, innovative, interesting for all ages. I always learn something new on my visits with the grandchildren.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time as usual! My son loves the magnetic things and the apples. It is very clean and well organized.

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Thank Kelly V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, bright, interactive, and fun. My kids love it so much, they stay here all day. It is a great place to meet up with other friends. Kids cannot travel between floors without adult supervision, so if you have multiple kids who do not wish...More

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lporte2
June 17, 2016|
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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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Sandra S
March 31, 2016|
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Response from Lauren T | Reviewed this property |
My then 12 year old loved it!! Even my 17 year old enjoyed the exhibit upstairs
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