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Discovery Station at Hagerstown
Based on 37 traveler reviews
Worth the trip from Fairfax VA
Feb 16, 2015 by: Ben C from Fairfax, Virginia
We were looking for something indoors to do with the kids (1.5 and 4.5) and had run out of local options. I stumbled across Discovery Station on trip advisor and it looked like it was worth checking out. It totally was! We went on a Saturday and it was not very crowded, but we weren't the only ones there either. They had a pretty wide range of things to see and do. What was nice, was the fact that they had activities designed for different ages, so there was just as much stuff to interest my 1.5 year old as her older brother. Some of the highlights included getting to sit in the Cessna airplane, the model railroad room, the music room, and the farm room. The crown jewel was the children's area. It had a wooden train table, indoor slide, building blocks, a sand table with dinosaurs to dig, lot's of books and puzzles. All in all a very pleasant surprise. Also nice, the fact that the place was really clean. The staff were friendly, especially the young lady who checked-us in. There was an older woman who was a little too into telling my son to use his indoor voice. I get the need for crowd control, but at the time, we were pretty much the only ones there. Settle down grandma or turn down that hearing aid. We'll definitely be back for a return trip.
Jan 23, 2015 by: Christopher T from Richlands, North Carolina
Great place. Great fun for all. Parking is tricky due to one way streets but persevere and you can find a place behind the entrance. Staff are very nice. Price is very reasonable. 2 floors of things to do; takes a good 2 hours to see everything. Overall a great experience.
Target Maryland Girl Scout Tour
Jan 22, 2015 by: Dawn H from Williamsport, Maryland, United States
The Target Maryland Exhibit was informative and interesting, and Susan Fox went out of her way to tailor her presentation to the different ages of our Girl Scouts. The girls and the Troop Leaders were all very impressed with Susan's knowledge, and her ability to make such a serious topic educational and fun. Also, Susan rearranged her schedule at the last minute so she would be present during our tour, which was not during the museum's normal operating hours. The DEA Tour was the big draw for our group, but the entire museum was very much enjoyed by all who attended. It was great that while one group was going through the Target Maryland Exhibit the other girls could explore all the hands-on exhibits! We were originally scheduled for three hours and we were there for almost FOUR!! The Discovery Station Staff were fantastic as well. Brittany and Steve made us feel so very welcome, and were great about accommodating such a large group - we had 40 people with us! I highly recommend visiting this jewel in Hagerstown!
Jan 20, 2015 by: Lynn S from Rohrersville, Maryland
We live locally but had never visited the Discovery Station until we had out-of-town guests from Maine. We liked the Japanese and Titanic exhibits especially because there was a lot of new information. We are going back soon.
Extensive and a new experience each time!
Jan 12, 2015 by: Michael M from Greencastle, Pennsylvania, United States
No matter your age or interests, you will always learn something new and find things to enjoy. There's an exhibit for anything and everything, from baseball, to Japanese culture, to space and aircraft, to the mighty Titanic or the dinosaurs from our legends. You could spend every day here, and still find something new each time!
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