Discovery Center of Springfield, Springfield

4.5
#5 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
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  • Lots of STEM experiences. Great learning tools and fun for kids of all ages. Both of my kids go here often.  more »
  • They have so many great things to do here. Older kids I think would get bored with a membership after awhile as they don't change there experiments and stations up much, but when my kids were younger ...  more »
  • My grandchildren are 6 and 8 yrs old and we frequent the Discovery Center whenever we can't play outside. It never get old and is a great learning opportunity. PLUS you can buy great yearly passes! $7...  more »
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  • Excellent place and a pleasant surprise. My family and I visited on a humble and this place will be added to our regular rotation when visiting Missouri. There are so many interactive exhibits geared to entertain and teach toddlers to elderly visitors. I learned a few things and met some great staff and fellow visitors.
  • My children (5 and 8) love this place. We've been a handful of times. The exhibits are informative and eye-catching. I think it is fantastic that the Discovery Center reaches out to the community and attends local events too. Last year, my children and I went to the BOOgie Bash presented by the Republic Park board. The Discovery Center had several displays about forensic science and activities for the kids to do. The workers were so good with the kids and showed such joy in explaining all the ins and outs of the science they were practicing. They even gave out a voucher for a free ride on the high-wire bicycle for the next time we visited. This is such a neat place for both kids and adults!
  • My son and I visited the Discovery Center a while back. We had so much fun, his favorite part was the virtual reality simulator!! There is so much to see and do. We will definitely be going back.
  • The amount of detail and extensive science displays and exhibits is fantastic. The hands-on labs were run by an enthusiastic young lady who took extra time to explain the station and make sure my daughter was immeressed in the science. I would rank the facility higher than youth science museums in Denver, Dallas, Seattle and Houston. We planned to spend a little over two hours but spent over four here. It was a great experience.
  • Great place for kids to learn while playing. Would rate higher but there is always several exhibits that are out of service.

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