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Discovery Playhouse

502 Broadway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-5624
+1 573-335-7529
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Wonderful Place for Children

A place where children can be whatever they want to be - bank teller, farmer, pilot, actor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kevin M
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Sauk Village, Illinois
Pricy and more pricy!

My husband and I purchased a season pass for my son's family! My husband and I are from Poplar... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
498debby
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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The Discovery Playhouse, inspires the child in everyone and provides an entertaining family experience. Through the love of play, the 7,500 square foot museum offers a world of opportunities to learn through hands-on exhibits.Shop at the grocery store, get play money from the bank's ATM, and drive a fire truck! The Discovery Playhouse also offers workshops, educational programs and events incorporating science, art, math and other focus areas. Birthday parties in the fun and spacious party room and private events can be arranged by contacting the museum.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“several times” (4 reviews)
“great fun” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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502 Broadway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-5624
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+1 573-335-7529
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A place where children can be whatever they want to be - bank teller, farmer, pilot, actor, mechanic, cashier, musician, the list goes on. They actually have a full size Cessna plane you can sit in and manipulate the controls - it is hanging from...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

My husband and I purchased a season pass for my son's family! My husband and I are from Poplar Bluff but occasionally I sit with the kids. Yesterday I was there and decided to take the babies to the Discovery Playhouse. I had the pass...More

Thank 498debby
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I took my granddaughters here after a 30 min trip to the bounce house that resulted in injury. this is the best place in cape to take children, fun educational and safe. I loved it and so did the kiddo's. would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It's been a couple of years since I have been here - and a lot of changes have been made. The whole second floor has been finished and filled with great exhibits - geared for kids 8 and up. I really loved the variety of...More

2  Thank Marti324
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Over the summer, my sister and I took our children several times. They love it here. So much to do and much fun to be had. However, I do not feel the parents should be charged full price. We bring the children in and pay...More

1  Thank IllinoisCardinalFan
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is great for babies through teenagers. There are many rooms with different activities. Great fun with the kids.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went there for my grandson's 2nd birthday party. There was things for kids of all ages to do, plus a huge fence in area for the littlest ones to play. I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids!

Thank Zeannie
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We have a membership and I take the grandchildren ages 3-12 at least once a month. The kids enjoy it but are often disappointed because of broken items in the various areas. The facility needs to maintain items in working order so kids get the...More

Thank Mary F
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I met up with a friend for our kids to hang out here. I was shocked when I found out I had to pay to watch my child. I would have just left if we weren't meeting my friend. $16 for my son and I...More

1  Thank cdenson37
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We've been several times. It's a similar concept as the Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden. Except they have had the same exhibits since it has opened. Nothing new. It's boring unless you are under the age of 3. Staff is nice, place is clean, but...More

1  Thank Mandy I
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