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Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Based on 23 traveler reviews
Jun 30, 2014 by: Dawn W from Geneva, New York, USA
Remodeling the local downtown bank into a museum was a great idea. Seeing the original vault and door was cool. Titanic display was great, especially talking with the builder of the exhibit - fascinating man. Large variety of other exhibits on 2 floors. Utilizing the original building in a unique way to display the exhibits was something we have not seen in other Science Museums. We visited using our reciprocal Science Museum membership. On street parking is free on the weekend. Limited parking available.
Outlets for us, Station for them
Jun 23, 2014 by: Jessica D from
We had a great time at the Discovery Station on our way to the outlets. Reasonably priced. Our children are 7 and 5. We especially loved the grocery store room. The Japanese exhibit was also a fun time. I teach preschool, and the Early Education section was full of discovery. Can't wait to go back!
A great place to visit on a rainy, cold afternoon!
Apr 20, 2014 by: NewVirginian from Martinsburg, West Virginia
We visited on a weekday, and were lucky enough to find a free parking space directly behind the museum. The 7 year old was fascinated by the dinosaur puzzle pieces, and spent a good bit of time in putting together a fossil. He enjoyed seeing the large dinosaur head, but I could not interest him in the movie that was shown in an adjoining room. He loved sitting in the little Cessna, especially when I showed him what the different dials, etc, were for. We spent some time with the train set upstairs. He also enjoyed the large town mat that had many houses and places of business, and spent about 45 minutes playing in that area. All the staff was friendly, interacting with my grandson frequently, and managing to interest him in some of the exhibits that he might have bypassed. The entrance fee is reasonable, the staff outstanding, and the exhibits interesting to children. Well worth a visit!
Apr 19, 2014 by: sue k from Shokan, New York
This Museum did an outstanding job for Children on April 19,2014, They had all kinds of Easter activities for the children to do, they had pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, snacks for all the children and it was all for FREE! Hats off to the staff for making it a nice occasion for all children.
Children's Discovery Center
Mar 30, 2014 by: Sierra M from Johnstown, Pennsylvania
We did this as a side stop for our daughter. There were lots of exhibits in a fairly small area and reminded me of a classroom set up. The center is better suited for older children who are interested in science and know how to read. There is a really neat 15 foot 'Titanic' replica in the transportation exhibit as well as a life-size small airplane cockpit that the kids liked to climb and play in. I preferred looking and reading about the Hagerstown Civil War history. For those with toddlers, there is a large toddler play area to entertain them within the center. Pricing was $7 adults, $5 kids and there are starting a program for military families to enter for free after Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
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