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Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Based on 21 traveler reviews
A great place to visit on a rainy, cold afternoon!
Apr 20, 2014 by: NewVirginian from Martinsburg, West Virginia
We visited on a weekday, and were lucky enough to find a free parking space directly behind the museum. The 7 year old was fascinated by the dinosaur puzzle pieces, and spent a good bit of time in putting together a fossil. He enjoyed seeing the large dinosaur head, but I could not interest him in the movie that was shown in an adjoining room. He loved sitting in the little Cessna, especially when I showed him what the different dials, etc, were for. We spent some time with the train set upstairs. He also enjoyed the large town mat that had many houses and places of business, and spent about 45 minutes playing in that area. All the staff was friendly, interacting with my grandson frequently, and managing to interest him in some of the exhibits that he might have bypassed. The entrance fee is reasonable, the staff outstanding, and the exhibits interesting to children. Well worth a visit!
Apr 19, 2014 by: sue k from Shokan, New York
This Museum did an outstanding job for Children on April 19,2014, They had all kinds of Easter activities for the children to do, they had pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, snacks for all the children and it was all for FREE! Hats off to the staff for making it a nice occasion for all children.
Children's Discovery Center
Mar 30, 2014 by: Sierra M from Johnstown, Pennsylvania
We did this as a side stop for our daughter. There were lots of exhibits in a fairly small area and reminded me of a classroom set up. The center is better suited for older children who are interested in science and know how to read. There is a really neat 15 foot 'Titanic' replica in the transportation exhibit as well as a life-size small airplane cockpit that the kids liked to climb and play in. I preferred looking and reading about the Hagerstown Civil War history. For those with toddlers, there is a large toddler play area to entertain them within the center. Pricing was $7 adults, $5 kids and there are starting a program for military families to enter for free after Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
Butterflies, Learning is a Great Thing
Mar 29, 2014 by: Vickie H from Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
This is the second time we visited the Discovery Station at Hagerstown. We loved the butterfly lecture by Dave Kaplan. Each time I go there, I learn something. Very interactive, a lot of hands on exhibits all geared at children and family participation. There is a wonderful Titantic exhibit with a scaled model built by Norman Little. So many things to see. The second floor, we still have to finish. So many wonderful things to do and see. The guide Brittany is great with the clients, making everyone, feel welcome and making sure families have a great experience. Would suggest this, wonderful time.
Museum of note
Nov 25, 2013 by: nighthawk from Hagerstown, Maryland
12,000 visitors a year enjoy the extensive interactive exhibits at Discovery Station in Hagerstown. A learning experience for all ages.
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