Discovery Center of Springfield, Springfield

4.4
#2 of 12 in Museums in Springfield
Admission:

Children age 2 and under: free

Children age 3-15: $8

Adults age 16-59: $12

Adults age 60+: $10

Military personnel with ID: $7

We honor the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Annual Memberships are available.
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  • We took my nephew and his wife & toddlers, his brother & his mom. Everyone enjoyed experiencing & learning from the many exhibits. It's also great that they age-grade the 2 areas to help steer young o...  more »
  • We’ve been here twice now and have enjoyed both trips. They have lots of fun activities for preschool aged kids - there are obviously activities for older kids, but we don’t have those so... Low key p...  more »
  • This place was one of my favorites as a kid. Even as I got older there are still things that I found interesting. Definitely something you should take your kids to see. It has gone a little down hill ...  more »
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  • Great place to take the kids on a hot or cold day. With a membership you get access to many science museums across the United States for free! Including the science center in Kansas City and others like the museum of science and industry in Chicago. This is a fantastic value. However, after visiting all the others you come to realize ours is really quite terrible in comparison. But it's the best we have in Springfield!
  • A great family-friendly place we found while on a weekend road trip that took us to Springfield! Having two small children under the age of a required admission price, and the fact that the Discovery Center does military discounts made it an extremely affordable outing for us, which is even better. This museum is very easy to find, has lots of adjacent parking, and has a great array of activities across an impressive span of age ranges. You can truly find things of interest, here, whatever your age.
  • My children absolutely adore the Discovery Center. I purchased the season pass this year. The staff are always welcoming and willing to teach the children whilst they have fun. Definitely will return.
  • We were passing through Springfield while on a road trip vacation and needed something for the kids. This place was surprisingly big and affordable (kids $8, adults $12). Lots of science, facts, and hands-on exhibits. We spent 3 hours there and didn't get to everything. Price includes minigolf and is good for all day (you can leave & come back). Kids and adults loved it!
  • My children enjoy visiting, but we wish the fourth floor was open. Additionally, the little village needs updating. The kids love the water table and the lab. They currently have minigolf, but it is a bit underdone. Overall an excellent place for kids to play. Our membership has been a bargain because we also get into other museums for free.
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