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The Discovery Center

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898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561-2301
+1 301-387-7067
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The Disvovery Center is in Deep Creek Lake State Park. Parking is free. The Center has a gift shop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MissLoisLayne
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Great center for little ones

Our little grandchildren loved the Discovery Center, especially the live animals and the outside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lvs2trvl
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Maryland
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898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561-2301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Disvovery Center is in Deep Creek Lake State Park. Parking is free. The Center has a gift shop and displays of live and stuffed animals. The decks that surround the Center give great views of the Lake. The property has little discovery areas for...More

Thank MissLoisLayne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our little grandchildren loved the Discovery Center, especially the live animals and the outside playground area. I wish we would have been there when they have special presentations.

Thank lvs2trvl
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for all ages to learn about and see local wildlife. Aviary is fun too. Free attraction on the lake will be back :)

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This let's you learn in a fun way what is around you in Deep Creek area. Hands on exhibits, lots of activities for young and old. Aviaries have injured birds to show some local birds close up. Staff really helpful. Fully accessible.

Thank hoots56
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This Discovery center has live eagles, owls, and red tail hawks to view and learn interesting facts. This is an educational site for persons of all ages especially designed for the young to explore hands on learning. Stop and spend an hour.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's not a very big place but we were just looking for something to do to kill a little time before dinner. The kids really enjoyed it! They got to see butterflies, turtles, snakes, eagles and other nature things.

Thank Spacet35
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Visited Discovery Center once during our stay. We joined the program, along with many families, for reptiles and amphibians. It was very informative and we touched a snake for the first time. The program was free. The habitat for the presentation animals was on display...More

Thank ladyKrystal
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Enjoyed the brief walk through the Discovery Centre - this place is definitely more for little children to amuse themselves rather than for adults.

Thank Maria N
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The nature center is not too large but was a perfect little jaunt right on the lake (can even drive your boat there and dock) for our family. It offered info on the local mine as well as having an aviary and several small animals...More

Thank karenacee
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was our first time at deep creek lake. We found the Discovery Center online and decided to go check it out. It opened at 10 o'clock and there was also a reptile program that day at 10 o'clock. The presentation was downstairs and was...More

1  Thank Leah M
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