Discovery Station At Hagerstown Inc, Hagerstown

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Discovery Station, located at the corner of Summit Avenue and West Washington Street in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, United States, is a hands-on learning environment. The museum features science, technology, space exploration, history, geology, health, agricultural and transportation exhibits in galleries and display areas, including the Hagerstown Aviation Museum and the Betty Clopper Early Childhood Gallery. Discovery Station also occasionally features galleries from the Smithsonian Institution.The museum is located in a historic bank building across from the Washington County Courthouse. The original bank housed the Federal Depository during the Civil War. Visitors can enter the main vault and examine its mammoth leaded glass door and mechanisms. With its white marble exterior and soaring palladium windows, the building is one of the most architecturally significant in downtown Hagerstown.Discovery Station is especially popular with children and is frequently visited by students on field trips from schools throughout the surrounding Four-State region.
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  • July 6, 2017
    - Interesting to see some of the "old" museum exhibits with some of the newest additions that are more STEAM (STEM, with A for arts) focused. Sounds like they are making the place brighter and more ha...  more »
  • June 22, 2017
    I am writing as one of the volunteers' mothers. I wanted to tell you that Brittany is an absolutely remarkable person. My daughter Saxon has been volunteering at the Discovery Station for a while and ...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    The Discovery Station caught our eye because of the Titanic exhibit. My 7-year-old son has become interested in the history and when he heard about the exhibit, it became a must see. The museum is eas...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Had so much fun! Thanks Dave for teaching me how to program the Lego robot! What a fun place! My sisters loved the STEAM machine! Thanks! Jake and the Spector family
  • May 15, 2017
    Lots of activities covering a wide range of ages. Excellent Titanic exhibit! Friendly and helpful staff.
  • June 3, 2017
    Fun place to take your kids. Best part is it was completely free for military!!
  • February 14, 2017
    This hands on history and science museum is awesome for all ages. Provide a safe, clean, and educational place for children to learn and grow. Exhibits that will capture everyone's attention. Knowledgeable and respectful staff. Supportive of local community events.
  • May 26, 2017
    Had fun and you can touch everything and it made me think of port discovery its for all ages they even have a spot just for babies and toleders

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