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Explore More Discovery Museum

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Address: 150 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3629 (Formerly Harrisonburg Children's Museum)
Phone Number: +1 540-442-8900
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Great Find!

Took my two kids - 12 & 10 - here as we were exploring Harrisonburg. What a great find! The kids loved exploring and trying out all the different rooms. Very hands on and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen L
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BOWIE
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BOWIE
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my two kids - 12 & 10 - here as we were exploring Harrisonburg. What a great find! The kids loved exploring and trying out all the different rooms. Very hands on and interactive for them. I think we ended up spending almost two hours there. They loved it, and probably would've stayed a little longer.

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Thank Karen L
Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had so much fun here, our kids keep asking when we can go back, they loved the stage and theatre area, also had a blast at the art center and with the ambulance.... great for young children!!! Will definitely go back when in the area

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It's a great place to spend a couple hours with children. I go with my kindergarten class every year. The kids love the dress up area, face painting, driving the ambulance and cooking in the kitchen! There is so much to do and see. They move excitedly from place to place having fun, learning and being creative.

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Thank Sharon K
Castro Valley, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Took my son here (he's almost 3) and he looooooved it! There's an art room where kids can draw and create their own masterpieces, so my son enjoyed scribbling with crayons. He loved the train tables and the lawn mower and ambulance that you can actually go inside of. He also liked the big cow that you can "milk" though... More 

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Thank Daniella S
Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an amazing place for children. I went there with my grandkids last week and they had a great time. I had a wonerful time watching them as well. You can spend the whole day learning. Wow this is a great place.

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Thank jbmathusek
West Branch, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Our little cousin took us for a visit here, and showed us all his favorite areas. What a neat facility. The children of Harrisonburg are very lucky to have this great place to visit and learn from so many interactive displays.

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Thank tjmier67
Bluefield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Took my 14 month old granddaughter and she loves this place. There is a special section for kids under 3 years with lots of safe fun things to play with and climb. Other things include a kitchen, an ambulance, a tree with a slide, a construction zone and a section with picnic tables for snacking (just vending machines). Great fun... More 

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Thank Mary S
North Carolina
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It was rather crowded the day we visited, but still plenty of things for each child to do. We loved that this museum is geared toward making all jobs within a community equally important.

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Thank KPB_loves_to_travel
Cape Coral
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71 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We recently visited the Museum with our Son & Grandson. He really enjoys exploring & playing with all of the exhibits. The staff is very friendly & helpful. The facilities are very clean & well kept. They have a very large assortment of activities for the children to enjoy.

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Thank PGM4787YA
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Fun time for a full days' worth for children. Lots of imagination went into this place. Would be nice if they got the milking cow fixed.

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Thank dixiecat314

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