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Discovery Center

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Address: 502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone Number: (615) 890-2300
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great place on a rainy day!

Over the years I've taken all my kids here. Typically this is something we do on a rainy day, but any day with some free time can be spent in the walls of the Discovery Center. My... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Over the years I've taken all my kids here. Typically this is something we do on a rainy day, but any day with some free time can be spent in the walls of the Discovery Center. My youngest wears herself out in the under 5 area playing dress up and make believe, she could spend hours there. The favorite though... More 

Thank nepjcpcdbaeb
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for young and school-age children. There are many learning activities there for them in which to participate.

Thank AlLindaGordon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandsons are 7 and 9 and they truly enjoyed our visit. The "flood plains" water feature was a hit, as was the two story slide and the turtle exhibit. There is something to do for toddlers on up to tweens.

Thank nanaof2Deland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so cool. I urge you to invest in the membership program. You get to visit so many museums and zoos for free or half off admission. The adventure science center in Nashville is included. My daughter had a blast at this museum. She loved the tot town. They have a really neat area outside.

Thank April C
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my kids were younger, we used to come here a lot. It's worth purchasing membership, as it gave us an option for something to do when the weather was miserable. I like that the displays upstairs change every few weeks, not to mention some of the grown-up events they host. Wine at the Wetlands is a favorite of mine!

Thank nxl100
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! I take my grandchildren and they love it everytime. There is always something new going on. They love the interaction!

Thank Gllivin
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

grandkids loved all the busy activies.....all ages something to investigate.....great under 5 gated play area...educational and fun...outside scenic/picnic area

Thank Karen B
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe they have different exhibits from time to time and when I was last there they had an automobile exhibit which was very neat and informative. I love seeing the critters and you can enjoy nature on the trail.

Thank 856normanw
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We actually went there to be part of an arts weekend that the Discovery Center sponsors. It was a great place with lots of activities for the kids and lots of happy families enjoying the exhibits. It would be a great place to take the family for a long afternoon.

Thank Ed M
Wichita Falls, Texas
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the Discovery Center before and were so impressed. Many of the stations have not been kept up and although a new display is supposed to be opening soon, no visible work was being done and 1/2 the upstairs was not functional. Many things were broken or not able to be accessed.

Thank Carol S

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