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Delmarva Discovery Center
Based on 19 traveler reviews
Aug 06, 2014 by: Metsgrrl from Carlisle, Pennsylvania
We were on Chincoteague Island and decided to take a quick drive to check this place out. Unfortunately, it took longer to get off the Island than anticipated due to the Pony Auction, and by the time we got to the Discovery Center, they had just closed. The kids were so disappointed! Luckily, Maggie (I believe this was her name and who had informed us they were closed) said that it takes about an hour for them to close for the day and we were welcome to walk through the center for that hour. We had the place to ourselves and the kids had a ball. Their experience was made even better when someone else brought out the corn snake from the Animal Experience. Thank you Delmarva Discovery Center for being so thoughtful and allowing us the opportunity to tour the center. The kids still talk about the exhibits and want to come back next year when the snapping turtle is in his new home.
Jul 21, 2014 by: ESouth398 from Hanover, Pennsylvania
This is a cute little space with some well designed exhibits and displays. The place is small. If you've been to other children's museums or Science Centers you may be a bit let down. Or the day we visited the touch tank was out of service. That seems to be a major attraction whose closure should have been mentioned up front. Also their entire collection of turtles and snakes on display were away from the museum doing a program in the community. One staff member was nice enough to bring out a snake and turtle from the back for my kids to touch. The personal service made up for the absence of wildlife on the exhibit floor. Some of the exhibit pieces could have used a more interactive element. The adult price of $10 seems a bit high. You may want to call ahead and make sure the touch tank is open.
Time Well Spent!
Jul 11, 2014 by: ktturner from
Our 3 little grandsons were visiting from Florida and we were constantly spoon-feeding our culture and heritage upon them. A trip to the Discovery Center proved to be a big hit. The exhibits were well planned, informative and engaging. Even the 2 year old LOVED listening to the hand-held audio tour! The 6 yr old really enjoyed building his own launch pad in the NASA Wallops display. My 20% military discount (off total bill) also made it quite reasonable. It is now a week later and the boys are still talking about it. My wife and I have vowed to return alone so we can take the time needed to read and listen to each display.
Worth a Special Trip
Jun 01, 2014 by: KathyNinMD from Maryland
My husband and I were recently in Pocomoke City by boat, and decided to visit the Discovery Museum, located just a few steps up from the Pocomoke River. What a treat! It is housed in what was originally a car dealership, and they have somehow crammed into it an amazing amount of well thought out information and interesting exhibits relating to all aspect of the Delmarva Peninsula, from natural flora and fauna to the history of the Native American peoples and colonists who came to settle here, and the life on and around the Pocomoke River and the watermen and others who have lived in this diverse area. It even includes an exhibit about nearby Wallops Island, up to and including the recently launched moon rocket. The modest admission includes an audio tour supplied by a hand held device with recorded messages accessed by matching the number on many of the displays. Highly recommended!
Great Kid Day
Feb 10, 2014 by: lmfields from Salisbury
Took grandkids to Planetarium exhibit. We live nearby and go whenever they have a kid event. Very nice attraction for kids. Kids like the touch tank. Reptiles Alive is a great learning experience so we always go when that is scheduled at the Discovery Center. Very nice gift shop.
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