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Megan Clinefelter Blevins
· February 12, 2018
I have a tough time dragging my kids away from the 5 and under room or the water table. They’re almost 4 and 1.5. It’s a fantastic indoor option on a yucky day too!!
Amanda Mac
· January 18, 2018
It was amazing! My girls enjoyed all the hands on things to do at this place and learned a few things. It is a great place for kids!
Kathy Scott
· February 16, 2018
We had a great time at the Discovery Center yesterday.My 2 grandsons who are 3&4 really had a great time. We found the facility to be clean and well cared for and the staff friendly and helpful.We spe...nt almost 3hrs there and will definitely be going back in the near future,(when the budget allows) It is a little pricey when you take a family. See More
Brandy Farren Riddle
· July 28, 2017
My husband and I took our 2 grandchildren ages 3 and 4 and they really enjoyed it. The 5 and under room was great for them and then of course the floor with all the offices and stores were fun for the...m. We ended up getting a family membership in hopes that we can enjoy more educational fun with the grandkids and their parents. My only complaint is that things were really disorganized in the toddler room and the stores. We couldn't find a lot of the things that went to certain stations because everything was just thrown everywhere. All in all a wonderful experience and look forward to using our membership a lot this winter when we are looking for indoor things to go and do with the family. See More
Ria Halcomb
· August 4, 2017
Had a WONDERFUL and delightful time with our son & grandson. Every turn brought new adventures and new things to learn. From weather sciences to chicken embryos to hands on real science experiments in... the lab. What really grabbed his attention was the physics of storing energy and then getting to release it with a ZAP! All very safe and so very educational.

As a not-for-profit, publicly funded facility we were very impressed with the level of care & maintenance shown throughout. We did not see an defunct, damaged or defective exhibits anywhere. The staff in the Lab were exceptionally helpful & even took us "behind the scenes" to see newly hatched chicks.
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Melissa Wigger
· August 7, 2017
my family and I went there for our first time. it was alot of fun and awesome that the 5 year old and younger has their own room. my little guy didn't have to worry about older kids pushing him out o...f the way.
the whole center was fun and great for the whole family. we definitely be back next year .
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Kimberly Herbert
· July 24, 2017
There are some very interesting things to see. I would agree with other reviews, too many things were not operational when we were there, missing parts/ pieces. Kids not being supervised by parents, b...ig shock. We had to spend 20 minutes cleaning up the grocery store before we could shop. I'm certainly not blaming the staff, but the parents and kids. The lab was very fun and interactive. For the price of admission, 2 adults and a child was $32, I feel like it could be better maintained and staffed. Also, all of the Air-Master hand santizer stations were empty. I would go back and give it another chance if my niece wanted to go again. Great concept, just needs some attention to detail. See More
Dawn Hauerwas
· June 3, 2017
Was fun for all ages. Charging to ride the high wire bike was a little rediculous since I already spend 60 dollars for 5 people to get in. Everything else was decent. 1 gentleman worker on the 2nd flo...or near the tesla machine was awesome. He was so informative and helpful, an all around nice guy. If he would have been with us the whole time I think I would have gave you a 5 star rateing. He was definatly one of the best things about the place. Added a photo of him because I didn't know his name. Great job young man See More
Koren Vela Chenel
· February 9, 2018
Great place to take your kids! And the staff were very friendly
Suzi Spoon
· August 2, 2017
Could be a five star but some displays are torn up and in disrepair and others are closed and not staffed. That being said the one staff member was Very Helpful and my 8 year old Granddaughter really ...enjoyed!!! Needs more funding!!! See More
Stephanie LaFollette
· December 30, 2017
A great place to spend time with grandchildren- family fun, educational, and a lifetime of memories.
Nicole Hilburn
· February 2, 2018
This place is fantastic. They have some amazing changes coming so stay tuned!!!
Ashley Nook
· March 16, 2017
Wasn't a fan. Kids didn't care to much for it until the 3rd floor. A lot of things required staff, and none if it was open the time we went. Not there fault, but a lot of items were misplaced, like th...e play store items were in the puppet room so it was messy stepping over everything. I recommend kids for 10 and up and who enjoy the learning experience. We went on a weekday and it was really busy, so what didn't require staff there was a wait. Almost debated about getting a refund. See More
Bobbie Foster
· September 24, 2017
Took our two teens and they had fun...great to know it's not just for little kids!!
Jasmine Nangauta
· March 18, 2017
Gave this one 3 stars for the simple fact that I've never been to any other discovery center.. it was interesting and fun and all, but if you have little ones such as I do.. (10 months & 16 months) th...ere really isn't much for them to do.. yes they have a designated room for them.. but there really wasent much in there, kinda small and crowded.. but the rest of the building, I found myself even finding cool things to check out.. overall.. I had fun though..
Pros: big building, interesting, 3 different floors
Cons: not very toddler friendly, wasent impressed with the gift shop, not very organized and clean
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Karen Pullum Brooks
· January 8, 2017
My boyfriend and I (in our 40's) decided to let our inner-kids out, and drive 2 hrs to see what the DC was about. It was actually quite educational, and we enjoyed many of the hands-on exhibits, and ...especially the science lab; which we spent at least an hour at, doing 5 of the labs. Seeing the chicken embryo outside the egg was really cool. We tried every exhibit, and the only thing that we saw that was broken were the lights on the 'money from around the world', so they must have fixed the problems mentioned in previous reviews. Though we probably won't go back again until we have grandkids, I definitely recommend the DC for kids, and kids-at-heart, of all ages. See More
LaTiesha Anderson
· May 7, 2017
It was our time going it was pretty cool however it was some things that needed to be cleaned the lady in the experiment room was great in sweet. There is not alot to do for 3 in under they need more ...hands on stuff See More
Montanya Smith
· February 14, 2018
We loved it. Hannah and Sara were excellent and informative. Can't wait to visit again.
Michael-Cheryl Ramey
· November 8, 2017
So much to see! We were there for four hours and did not see it all.
Ryan Sanders
· February 6, 2018
I could spend an entire day here and they are constantly adding new things.

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