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Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Based on 30 traveler reviews
The Target Maryland DEA Drug Exhibit
Dec 12, 2014 by: Laura M from Hagerstown, Maryland
Please do your family a favor and take the free tour with DEA educator Susan Fox through this exhibit. We took our Cub Scout den of 10 year old boys through and she did an amazing job of keeping them interested. The information was given to them at a level they comprehended and her presentation was informative to both the boys and the adults present. She did a wonderful job of answering the boys questions and keeping it age appropriate. The whole exhibit was well done. The boys loved the interactive displays and still talk about what they learned weeks later. Thanks for bringing such a great exhibit to Hagerstown and having an educator that was able to keep their attention!
Learning Made Fun
Dec 11, 2014 by: DerekSterling from Trumbull, Connecticut
I have taken my son to Discovery Station on several occasions while visiting my family in the area. Every time we find something new that he really loves and wants to learn more about. Many exhibits showcase the scientific and industrial history of Hagerstown including Moller Pipe Organ Company, Mack Truck, Fairchild Aircraft, and the Western Maryland Railroad. Other exhibits give a fascinating history of the C&O Canal, the Hagerstown Suns baseball team, and an incredible mock-up of the Titanic (along with reproductions of accommodations and societal elements of the time period. You'll also find exhibits on weather, space, light, dinosaurs, world cultures, and their newest acquisition, "Target Maryland Exhibit," which highlights the effects of illegal drugs on the body and society. Many exhibits are designed for kids 7 and older, but there are still a lot of fun things for the younger ones to enjoy. Really, it's never too early to get your kids interested in learning. The staff is really great and are always ready to answer any questions. They are constantly finding new and exciting ways to add to the rich collection housed there, so go often.
Something for everyone
Dec 09, 2014 by: ElliotFan from Chambersburg, PA
Grandpa, the "cool" 12-year-olds, the nerdy 9-year-old, and the toddler all found things to hold their interest at this feel-good place. The staff are near and helpful, but not invasive. Some local history, too, that will be interesting to adults.
Amazing to find this in Hagerstown
Oct 31, 2014 by: mommabond86 from hagerstown
First, reviews done in 2012 and before do not reflect the full range of this attraction -- much has been upgraded and expanded since then. To find a children's activity and learning center in such a small town as Hagerstown is actually a minor miracle. I have taken grandchildren as old as 7 and as young as 18 months here, and they have all had a wonderful time. There is a huge range of information and topics, designed for all age levels up to adult. The toddler level might look like just a play area, but it is filled with posters for parents, encouraging them on ways they might interact with their children and enhance the explorations they are doing. I think this is a wonderful place for children and their families. And the entry fees are extremely reasonable!
A pleasant little surprise
Oct 26, 2014 by: YaakovMar from
Disclaimer: we have ATSC reciprocal membership from the Maryland Science Center. They DO accept it but I would verify in advance in case anything changes. That said, this is a museum that has a little bit of everything. If you are looking for a place to take young kids, I would highly recommend Discovery Station. It has a toddler area, a scale model of the Titanic, a small airplane, a whole baseball exhibit and another children's area upstairs. You could easily spend a few hours there. It is also only five minutes away from the outlets, which is also a plus. I would definitely go back.
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