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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Makes learning fun

Winchester, VA is a perfect "pit stop": great little restaurants, a wonderful coffee shop and this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cordoba, Spain
Great for kids of all ages

Have been to this with my niece's multiple times and every time I go, I find something new to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Virginia M
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“roller coaster”(14 reviews)
“all ages”(14 reviews)
“four floors”(4 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4741
+1 540-722-2020
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All reviews roller coaster all ages four floors hands on activities great place for kids different activities my son loves bigger building rooftop deck summer camp older kids couple of hours first floor reasonable cost lots of fun year olds interactive exhibits
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winchester, VA is a perfect "pit stop": great little restaurants, a wonderful coffee shop and this children's museum. Our kids (8 & 12) love this place. Lots of great activities. And, unlike many other so-called "children's museums," this one actually makes learning fun. Our 12...More

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Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Oliver! We are so glad you enjoyed our amazing town and had fun at the Discovery Museum! WE hope you can visit us again the next time you are passing through.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Have been to this with my niece's multiple times and every time I go, I find something new to explore with them. They go all the time and love it.

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Very modern facility with 4 floors of activity that will interest children of all ages. Many exhibits are hands on. It's probably best for older elementary school kids, but our 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed it. Nice place to visit

Thank radar50
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Since opening in the spring of 1996, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's mission has been fulfilled far beyond the expectations of the three founders who spearheaded its development. The original five exhibits based at 54 South Loudoun Street in Winchester, Virginia, and constructed by committed...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

2  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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

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

1  Thank droppingnewz
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
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
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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18 June 2016|
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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.
Sandra S
1 April 2016|
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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