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“Fun for everyone!”

Insights Science Museum
Ranked #34 of 90 things to do in El Paso
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El Paso, TX
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fun for everyone!”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

This inexpensive, fun, hands on attraction in downtown El Paso provides a great afternoon of learning and play!

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El Paso, Texas
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Underfunded and it Shows”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

My family and I visit this museum whenever a new exhibit occurs. The machines are old and outdated and the museum clearly needs funding to fix their displays. Very sad.

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El Paso, Texas
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"SO COOL"”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

I learned so much, great way to spend evening with the kids.

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Seattle, WA
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Mediocre but at least we killed an hour or so”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

It's quite pricey: $42 for 3 adults ($8 each), 1 senior ($6), and 3 kids ages between 4-11, especially for what is there. The "teeth" exhibit was pretty boring and as another Reviewer stated, the "hands-on" exhibits are old and worn out. The Tesla Coil was actually working but they only turned it on once in the 2 hours we were there.
The "grocery store" is lame: just a few counter with all kinds of empty food boxes and plastic fake food. At least they could buy some grocery carts and put in a "fake" scanner.
And it felt like there was no air conditioning at all, just a big fan.
Since our kids were small enough (ages 6 and almost 5), they had fun with each other but I definitely wouldn't recommend it or go back unless you have nothing better to do and want to be indoors. I'd recommend going to the El Paso Art Museum as it is free and the air conditioning was working there.
Also, there is no place to eat any food or drink (other than the lobby) and no changing table so I had to use the bathroom counter.

Visited August 2011
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Prescott, AZ
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed February 21, 2011

2/20/11. First of all half the exhibit was closed as it wasn't fully set up but the entry fee was discounted to make up for that. Most of the exhibits are hands on but all were old, worn and needed updating. The Tesla coil was not operative which was very disappointing. Also I did not see the point of the corner grocery play area. When my child needed changing I discovered there are no changing tables on the premises. Since this is essentially a children's museum this lack of a simple and necessary service is an appalling oversight. Nevertheless the kids enjoyed themselves and because they did I could recommend a visit here

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