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Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Based on 17 traveler reviews
Museum of note
Nov 25, 2013 by: nighthawk from Hagerstown, Maryland
12,000 visitors a year enjoy the extensive interactive exhibits at Discovery Station in Hagerstown. A learning experience for all ages.
Fun place for the little ones
Aug 12, 2013 by: Posttime from Mt Holly
We were in the area from out of town, so we stopped in with our 10 year old grandaughter, and she enjoyed it. I do not think the 11 or 12 yr. olds would appreciate it, but ten and under is a good age to have fun there. We spend 1-1/2 hrs taking our time and enjoying their interactive displays and fun facts. I would not suggest driving far to get there, but if you are in Hagerstown with the small ones, definitely stop in. Staff were very friendly, and place is very clean, and admission cost is small, and well worth it.
Jul 10, 2013 by: J D from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
The museum is fun, but it was hard to keep my 2 and 5 year old entertained during our visit. There was a lot of reading involved. However, older children might enjoy the exhibits a bit more especially those who are interested in agricultural things.
Discovery Station Worth a Visit!
Mar 18, 2013 by: TomHagerstown from Hagerstown, Maryland
Great history of Hagerstown and Washington County, including baseball, C&O Canal, Fairchild and aviation, and the MP Moller Organ company. I am continually impressed at the Titanic exhibit, called the largest in the Mid-Atlantic (and I can believe it!). The children's' areas (including vision exhibits, NASA exhibit, and reading exhibits) are worth the visit. See this family-friendly museum at least once a quarter! Some very fun Saturday afternoon-plus events.
Great hands-on experience for the kids
Feb 12, 2013 by: Michelle S from Hagerstown, Maryland
This museum gives children a great hands-on experience. It includes a room of magnets and an airplane they can sit in. My children especially enjoyed spinning balls down the huge funnels, experimenting with different speeds and directions. They love to start and stop the trains upstairs (and blow the whistles of course!). My older boy's favorite part is to make a "real tornado" (as he calls it) out of water in two plastic bottles. My younger boy loves to crawl through a cow's digestive track and slide out the backside, where a full grocery store awaits him to pretend to buy or sell foods of all kinds. Has its own parking in back, parking lot hard to find.
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