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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4741
+1 540-722-2020
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Lots of things to see and do here

We enjoyed our visit here with our daughter and her two children, ages 14 months, and 7 years. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anne C
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Herndon, Virginia
For a small museum there's abundant fun and learning to encounter

Lots of fun for kids and adults encountered at every turn on each floor (three in all). A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rita S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Our mission at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the arts.All exhibits, activities and experiences provided by the Discovery Museum adhere to the following philosophical guidelines:Exhibits, activities and programs are interactive, participatory and informal, and give visitors opportunities to experiment, have fun playing, use their imaginations and share ideas.Visitors are engaged at their own level of expertise and experience.Activities and programs are multi-sensory, authentic, honest, and factual.The Museum works in a spirit of cooperation and partnership with educational, cultural, governmental and community organizations.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (16 reviews)
“water table” (5 reviews)
“four floors” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4741
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit here with our daughter and her two children, ages 14 months, and 7 years. The 7 year old boy liked and tried everything, but his favorite was the apple packing factory on the second floor. There were several camp groups there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fun for kids and adults encountered at every turn on each floor (three in all). A wonderful afternoon to spend with the family in this cheerful space.

Thank Rita S
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the thoughtful review Rita! We hope you can visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My kids were younger when we visited the first time, since then the museum move to a new bigger building so we Decided to check it out, I was afraid my kids will be disappointed since I remember activities were more for younger children. I...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a perfect rainy day activity for people who live in Northern Virginia. Your kids will be able to touch, climb, run, and jump around. The cost is very reasonable, there is ample parking, and lots of restaurants nearby. If you're tired of the...More

1  Thank TimTVirginia
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This location is a 4 story attraction at a very reasonable cost, including military discount! There are four stories of creative, interactive experiences for all ages. Kids can go from one activity to another at their on pace and interest. There are things to do...More

1  Thank MsBkr
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Spent another 3 hours, or so, here last Saturday and as always, our little now 4 year old boy had a great time! (I did miss the piano that was no longer there though)

1  Thank rickgmail
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve taken my daughter in there multiple times and she’s loved it every time. The exhibits and activities never get old and their summer camps are the best in the area. She lived their magic camp last year and plans to attend this year as...More

2  Thank JEFord1976
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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for the glowing review JEFord1976! We look forward to having your daughter at camp again this year and be sure to check our website for all of the new offerings. See you and your family soon!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My family often came across a Discovery Museum in larger cities - Baltimore, Philly, etc. When one came to our little town, we were overjoyed. Apparently, so was everyone else since it was so popular, it needed a bigger building - one with four floors....More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I took my 3 year old neice there and she had a blast. She loves the 1st floor thr most as there is an ambulance place to "dig" for fossils, and a huge tube toy in which they let me go through with her...its supposed...More

1  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We were in need of something to occupy our toddler grandson during a Christmas visit. The Discovery Museum was a home run! Especially the water exhibit, though his hoodie took some serious time under the hand dryer. This place will be at the top of...More

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Response from Bonnie H | Reviewed this property |
Better for the younger children. My 6 year old grandson loved it when he was 3 and he was bored in 15 minutes last summer.
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Response from Lauren T | Reviewed this property |
My then 12 year old loved it!! Even my 17 year old enjoyed the exhibit upstairs
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