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“Interesting and informative”

Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Hagerstown
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. is a hands-on museum that provides life-long learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year. We create an environment that stimulates curiosity for discovery, exploration, and further investigation through exhibits and programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) principles.
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Interesting and informative”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Very good idea for a rainy day! There were displays that entertained everyone in my family. My favorite was the Titanic display...a 1/600th replica and the creator was there to speak to. Real lights and a horn too! Just amazing and well worth the visit. Also a life size reconstruction of a 3rd class cabin, pictures, memorabilia, etc. My kids enjoyed getting in the Cessna airplane and pretending to fly. My 9yo loved the telegraph and sent tons of messages. My 7yo enjoyed the grocery store and dollhouse. I also enjoyed playing the old pipe organ! Some of the areas weren't as exciting as expected, but we spent a good 3 hours there, and my kids are now asking to go back. They do change some of their displays so when we go back, there will be different things to see.

Visited April 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“fun museum”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

fun little museum to visit-pleasantly surprised, friendly staff, lots to view and enjoy here, tough to find however

Visited September 2012
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Hagerstown, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A wonderful nugget in the City of Hagerstown”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Each time my grandchildren (ages 4 and 2) visit, we go to the Discovery Station. They are season members of the world famous Indianapolis Children's Museum, and yet have a wonderful time with this local treasure. The volunteers make it possible!!!

Visited July 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fun Learning!”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stop at the discovery station a few times a year to check out the newest exhabits. It has something for everyone. My youngest son loves the dinosaurs and avitation area. While my older one always enjoys the illusions area and titanic display. There is always something new to explore.

Visited March 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

There is quite a bit of educational material here for the young and old. Interactive exhibit on the eye and vision. Large model Titanic. Agriculture section for toddlers. "Education through play" area for toddlers present. The place is organized very oddly. Abundant amount of things packed in this location. The two and four olds seemed to enjoy themselves. Probably not a place to return to over and over.

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