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Discovery Station At Hagerstown Inc, Hagerstown
(4.2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Really great time for the kids. There were plenty of things for them to do. They're were only two exhibits closed for remodels. The bank vault is pretty cool to look at for the adults, if you've never...  more »
  • Took granddaughter today for something to do since it was a bit hot for the park. She is almost five and had a fabulous time! A lot for kids to do and touch and play with. I parked at a meter with two...  more »
  • This was a nice local surprise! Our son loves mechanical toys and this did not disappoint. The Cessna cockpit was full of knobs and buttons for him to manipulate and he really enjoyed the train exhibi...  more »
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  • First time I was here. Really neat and my five year old daughter really enjoyed it AND keeps asking to go back! A lot of different sections for different interest. Very nice staff too!
  • All ages can find something fascinating to spend quality time together. The very best family friendly for all ages with lots to explore. New exhibits an a few old
  • Something for every age and stage. Plus theres an area to eat your brown bag lunch so you can spend the whole day here. Our family has been members at this particular museum for 3 yrs now and love the membership. Today we came and haven't been here for a while due to weather and illness and were amazed all over again as a lot of exhibits were new or altered. Definitely a good way to spend the day.
  • A sure win for kids, pack lunch and spend a couple hours letting them explore and play! Very easy going and neat.
  • This is a fantastic museum and quite a gem in Washington County! There is literally something for everybody at Discovery Station! The volunteers there are wonderful and very informative about each of the exhibits. Puts a smile on my face every time I go there.