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Discovery Station at Hagerstown

101 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4709
+1 301-790-0076
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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC

This museum may be targeted at children, but there's some ABSOLUTELY AMAZING stuff inside that even... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Ken B
Hands on fun

Took my 2 and 3 year old boys there.we had a blast in the dinosaur room. The real airplane that... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Alex L
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Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. is a hands-on museum that provides life-long learning experiences to thousands of children and families each year. We create an environment that stimulates curiosity for discovery, exploration, and further investigation through exhibits and programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) principles.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4709
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This museum may be targeted at children, but there's some ABSOLUTELY AMAZING stuff inside that even adults will love - especially if you're into science like me! Additionally, the building is an old bank, and it's really neat to see how they have converted the...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Took my 2 and 3 year old boys there.we had a blast in the dinosaur room. The real airplane that kids can climb in is also a highlight. Definitely one of the best things to do with young kids. Train sets upstairs are a bonus...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Let me just tell you that Brittany Wedd is just absolutely amazing. I’ve never met anyone that is so caring and so hardworking. She shows how much she cares about the visitors and the volunteers. She’s always on her feet, talking and creating new bonds...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

What a surprise and a fun morning, the adults enjoyed themselves as much as the 4 1/2 year old did. Lots of hands o for the kids and lots of well documented exhibits for the adults.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

- Interesting to see some of the "old" museum exhibits with some of the newest additions that are more STEAM (STEM, with A for arts) focused. Sounds like they are making the place brighter and more hands on stuff. - Small place, but enough to...More

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Brittany W, Director of Operations at Discovery Station at Hagerstown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Pysquared! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our museum! Visitor feedback helps Discovery Station grow! We are looking forward to the upcoming years at Discovery Station and cannot wait for you to see what we have in store!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I am writing as one of the volunteers' mothers. I wanted to tell you that Brittany is an absolutely remarkable person. My daughter Saxon has been volunteering at the Discovery Station for a while and absolutely LOVES what she does. I think much of it...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

The Discovery Station caught our eye because of the Titanic exhibit. My 7-year-old son has become interested in the history and when he heard about the exhibit, it became a must see. The museum is easy to find, and you should be aware of the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My 3 year old and I had a great time. Great rainy day activity. We will most definitely be going back again.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This place is really cool. My 3yr loved all the displays and the fact that she could touch stuff was great. Even my 1yr had fun. They have many displays and each one typically had something that kids could do, touch, play with. We started...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Discovery Station in Hagerstown, MD offers hands-on science and history exhibits. Some of the galleries include Mars One and Space Exhibit, LEGO Robotics, Japanese Tomodachi exhibit, dinosaurs, transportation and aviation exhibits, kinetic and potential energy, Civil War, and grocery store and agriculture exhibit. Our...More

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middyc7
10 August 2016|
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Response from INGRID W | Reviewed this property |
I would say preschool through maybe 3rd grade though there are some things, like the titanic exhibit that would interest adults and older kids. The vast majority is ideal for the younger age group.
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