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Springfield - Discovery Center of Springfield

438 East Saint Louis Street

Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on science museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation for the world and our place in it.


Jennifer White

Thursday, March 29, 2018
This was great, there was so much to do we almost didn't see it all. The biology lab where you actually get to play with microscopes was so amazing. The only thing I noticed was that they have an actual bee hive that connects to outside, but when you look out the window there are no flowers for the bees to get pollen from, I know it sounds silly, but I think it would be great to have a rooftop garden or at least plant some annuals in the parking lot flower beds so the bees have something to gather from. Other than that, it was great! An awesome way to spend the day.

Bernadette D Holt

Thursday, March 22, 2018
We had a great time: I have a preteen and a toddler. We also had the place pretty much to ourselves on a Wednesday morning! I let the kids do whatever and they touched everything! It's a 4-story place and there are details and thoughtful features made just for kids. Awesome! I give the gift shop a 3 star because it wasn't very well stocked for tourists like I expected.

Hannah Caudle

Monday, March 26, 2018
This place is amazing!!!! Seriously the best place to take a child. The staff is amazing. They are all so kind and helpful with the kids that are playing. They are unbelievably helpful with the patience of a saint. My daughter loves this place enough, we will be looking into a membership soon. The hands on learning is perfect for a mind that is ready to learn.

D. Leighann Batemon

Saturday, April 7, 2018
My two year old had a blast! We were there for a little over two hours and she played hard and went to sleep promptly after we left. The only downside was the giant bubble display, which sounded cool (I've never been there, so I just read the panels around it), wasn't working. And a few other displays look like they could use some repair work and deep cleaning. But other than that, this is a great place to bring a kid!

Ginny Ellis

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Large building for children's science center, but exhibits were a little sparse. My children were able to do everything in a couple hours. Neat downtown location. No food/ snack bar onsite.

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