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Discovery Center of Springfield

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Address: 438 St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65806
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+1 417-862-9910
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The whole family had fun!

Our boys are 2, 4 and 13 so sometimes the oldest is bored with the things that entertain the little ones. Not the case here. There were plenty of things for him to fidget with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
CSchex
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our boys are 2, 4 and 13 so sometimes the oldest is bored with the things that entertain the little ones. Not the case here. There were plenty of things for him to fidget with while the little boys played. I thought it was going to be a small place based on the first area. I was pleasantly surprised that... More 

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Thank CSchex
Lebanon, Missouri
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Discovery Center in Springfield for the first time over the weekend and thought it was fantastic! There were SO many different hands on adventures and stations, it was impossible to experience them all in the 3 hours we there there. We dug for dinosaur bones, made giant bubbles, saw electricity do crazy things, and spent almost an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have passes for the Discovery Center and our four kids go throughout the year. It is a great place to take them and the reciprocity with other museums and centers, like TDC of Springfield makes it well worth the money.

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Thank Donovan N
Oranjestad, Aruba
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this place after an invite from someone who worked there. It was a free day. I could immediately tell that it was a place to bring children to. A lot of hands on activities and exhibits. There were some things that adults could learn from or find to be interesting. I went by myself and felt a little... More 

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Redding
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We recently found this discovery Center on our recent visit to Springfield. This place was great for kids to run around and explore. There were lots of activities and hands-on displays for the kids to interact with and for the adults. One of the exhibits had on-site scientists to explain some of the exhibits that we were seeing. I would... More 

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MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a ton of fun if you have energetic, curious children. It is especially nice to go there on a rainy or cold day to burn off energy. You can spend hours there exploring the exhibits. We started going when my son was probably two years old, and now at age seven he still enjoys going.

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Thank scriswel
okc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

this is especially for kids but even as an adult I had a great time. Not everything was open but the things we did were fun. we even did the dna sample.

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Thank Stehr67
Valley Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I took a friend's child and my grandchildren, when they came to stay with us for a visit. The kids had the opportunity to learning without even realizing they were learning. They had so much fun, they didn't want to leave. I think we could have taken our lunch and stayed there the whole day. As for me, I worked... More 

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Thank teach_with_a_passion
Ellainore
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing!!!!!!! This was ten times better than the magic house in St. Louis and WAY more room!!! We will definitely be going there more often!! Very educational for little ones :-)

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Thank La2811
Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My grand kids love to go here, they could spend hours here and it's great for kids of all ages. It's a great fun learning experience for everyone.

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