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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4741
+1 540-722-2020
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Curious Adults and kids will have a blast here

My kids were younger when we visited the first time, since then the museum move to a new bigger... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
droppingnewz
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Great for kids

This is a perfect rainy day activity for people who live in Northern Virginia. Your kids will be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TimTVirginia
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Ashburn, 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (16 reviews)
“water table” (5 reviews)
“four floors” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4741
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+1 540-722-2020
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"staff was very friendly and helpful"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank droppingnewz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect rainy day activity for people who live in Northern Virginia. Your kids will be able to touch, climb, run, and jump around. The cost is very reasonable, there is ample parking, and lots of restaurants nearby. If you're tired of the...More

1  Thank TimTVirginia
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

This location is a 4 story attraction at a very reasonable cost, including military discount! There are four stories of creative, interactive experiences for all ages. Kids can go from one activity to another at their on pace and interest. There are things to do...More

1  Thank MsBkr
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Spent another 3 hours, or so, here last Saturday and as always, our little now 4 year old boy had a great time! (I did miss the piano that was no longer there though)

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

I’ve taken my daughter in there multiple times and she’s loved it every time. The exhibits and activities never get old and their summer camps are the best in the area. She lived their magic camp last year and plans to attend this year as...More

2  Thank JEFord1976
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for the glowing review JEFord1976! We look forward to having your daughter at camp again this year and be sure to check our website for all of the new offerings. See you and your family soon!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

My family often came across a Discovery Museum in larger cities - Baltimore, Philly, etc. When one came to our little town, we were overjoyed. Apparently, so was everyone else since it was so popular, it needed a bigger building - one with four floors....More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

I took my 3 year old neice there and she had a blast. She loves the 1st floor thr most as there is an ambulance place to "dig" for fossils, and a huge tube toy in which they let me go through with her...its supposed...More

1  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We were in need of something to occupy our toddler grandson during a Christmas visit. The Discovery Museum was a home run! Especially the water exhibit, though his hoodie took some serious time under the hand dryer. This place will be at the top of...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

A great place for children to explore and play. A popular local attraction. Good place for toddler birthday parties. The kids seem to love it here.

Thank Peg C
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Very inexpensive stop on our way through to our vacation. Lots of things to keep the kids busy for a couple of hours. Great staff also.

Thank John J
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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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