Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown

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#3 of 7 in Museums in Allentown
The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, programs, and partnership efforts present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their popular interests. These active and engaging experiences awaken interest, promote fundamental skills, and inspire students to consider exciting STEM careers that meet growing industry demands.
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  • This is a very well done venue with a lot of hands on exhibits for both kids and adults. I found myself getting fascinated as much as the kids. Its a good day with the kids - grab lunch somewhere in A...  more »
  • I saw a series of seminars being put on at the Da Vinci Center in Allentown - FREE for AAA Members, so I called and signed up. Our kids are grown, but have a new grandson, so thought it would be a goo...  more »
  • We visited over the weekend with 5 young children (baby - 6 years old) and they all enjoyed themselves. We were able to spend time at each exhibit and have some fun learning experiences.  more »
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  • Took my 6 year old and 6 month old. Spent over 2 hours having a great time with both kids. Not crowded, extremely clean, friendly staff. Restroom was well kept. Presentation on healthy choices was fun and engaging. Highly recommend and will be going again.
  • This place was perfect for my 2 year old even though he can not grasp most of the concepts that the exhibits were trying to teach. I can see how kids aged all the way up to teens would be able to enjoy/learn here. They find a good balance of keeping science topics broad but allowing them to be more specific as a child would be able to understand more. Or as my child just enjoyed playing with the interactive exhibits to see things happen.
  • Went here on a school field trip. Not as large or sophisticated as a metropolitan museum, but it has plenty of engaging, hands-on science demonstrations that you can do at your own pace. Easy to do all of the exhibits in a few hours, so it's great for kiddos with a short attention span..It is a great value at $10. 95 entry free for adults (not sure what the break-down was for ages). Relatively easy to get to, just off of I-78, and less than a mile from Dorney Park. It's easy to miss, so it would have been helpful to know that it shares a parking lot with Cedar Crest College. One of our favorite science museums so far.
  • My family and I love this place so much we have bought a yearly membership. My kiddo generally tends to get sick when I bring him to museum and children play centers but never after a visit here. You cannot bring strollers around even the small umbrella type which is fairly inconvenient. They have a coat room to put your things but no lockers or monitoring to prevent theft. The front desk has nicely held things there for me however. My son loves the giant ball machine and their giant building blocks the best. He's 2. They also have special exhibits sometimes.
  • We have a membership to the DaVinci Science Center and have for years. This is great for our 2 daughters, now 6 & 10. The exhibits are kept fresh with just enough new and standard favorites to keep our kids interested.
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