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“Worth a stop”

Marian Koshland Science Museum
Ranked #186 of 430 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on their own or with friends, visitors have the opportunity to use science to solve problems and engage in stimulating conversations. The Koshland Science Museum is located two blocks from two Metro stations: Gallery Pl-Chinatown and Judiciary Square. Please note that last admission is at 5pm and we do not accept cash.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Some interesting exhibits. The volunteers are all very friendly. We did a memory activity which was fun. The exhibits offer a lot of great information and are pretty interactive which makes them more fun and keep your attention.

Visited August 2012
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atlanta
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117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“You could do all of this online and save your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

There was no guidance or sense to the museum's layout. My son said it should be called an arcade, not a museum, since it was entirely electronics-based.
We were extremely disappointed. It was tiny, screens-only.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank platinumforever
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Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unfortunately, disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

I thought it was going to be like my home town science center with interactive exhibits. These were interactive, but all computer-based things. It was VERY tiny. I don't feel it was worth the price. They had interesting information that I am actually interested in, but it's not for everyone.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank CriMsoNMiSSinG
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New York
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Small space but big on info”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

I took my 8 year old daughter here, and have to say that once i saw the size i thought she would be ready to leave in 10 minutes, but I was wrong! Everything was hands on, which she loved. Kudos to them for incorporating so much technology into such a small space. And don't pass on the demos!

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank mimisfaveplace
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Centreville, Virginia
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559 reviews
284 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Not really worth the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

There are some interesting things, but in a city with museums that blow you away, this one does not impress. The science is pretty hard core and there is a lot of reading, not a lot of interactive elements. My kids, who usually love museums, declared this one "boring".

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank RYC88
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