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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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Great Place for Kids and Adults

My nephew loves coming to visit and he loves the museum. Great hands on exhibits that let the kids... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Middletown, Virginia
Dedicated to children, and Sensory night is awesome for our autistic son!

Sensory night is free and so much fun for our Autistic son and the rest of our neuro typical... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Winchester, Virginia
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“roller coaster”(14 reviews)
“all ages”(18 reviews)
“four floors”(5 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 my kids love different activities my son loves bigger building staff was very friendly and helpful fun playing rooftop deck young ones summer camp older kids learn something couple of hours
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My nephew loves coming to visit and he loves the museum. Great hands on exhibits that let the kids explore AND help you reinforce learning. You can be there ALL day! just be ready for crowds. it can get really busy on the weekends! but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jmuracn
Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hands-on learning is what it's all about! Thanks for the great review Jmuracn! We hope to see you and your nephew back again soon!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Sensory night is free and so much fun for our Autistic son and the rest of our neuro typical children. It's so generous for them to make this available for no charge. Staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Incredibly clean for the amount of children...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank J148CKamyc
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wonderful staff, and a very interesting venue...America's history experienced with activities, helpful staff and great exhibits too. It was a pleasure experiencing this and having so many children around too.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a wonderful place to bring your children. There is a lot of hands on play for them. It is also very educational.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank snowflake1959
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is so much fun. My kids love all the interactive activities they offer. I would recommend getting on their mailing list as they have so many different activities going on for the whole family. They run great summer camps for the kids and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank memes5
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My seven year old daughter went on a school field trip to this museum earlier in the year, and ever since then, she has been begging us to take her back. So last weekend, we made a trip there with her and her ten year...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank edmrogers
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a great place to take young kids on a hot afternoon. The kids get to interact with different things. It is truly a fun learning experience.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Huge children's museum with endless interactive exhibits also fun for the grownups! My children have been there many times and never get tired of it. The hard part is getting them to leave!

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Date of experience: April 2017
Thank annier136
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My grandkids (3 and 5 yrs) enjoyed the activities of the museum. We were there for almost 3 hours. It's true that everything is kid friendly. ( Especially nice to go in the later afternoon when the crowd thins out.) Price is reasonable.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank alvyceanem
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There are so many activities to enjoy. When our grandchildren were 4-8, they loved the apple pullies, house building kits, ambulance, etc. Now that they are older, they enjoy climbing through the GI track, playing music with their feet, watching the bees, etc. Several of...More

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Date of experience: April 2017
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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.
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1 April 2016|
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Response from 426laurent | Reviewed this property |
My then 12 year old loved it!! Even my 17 year old enjoyed the exhibit upstairs