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Address: 502 Broadway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-5624
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+1 573-335-7529
10:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
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The Discovery Playhouse, inspires the child in everyone and provides an...

The Discovery Playhouse, inspires the child in everyone and provides an entertaining family experience. Through the love of play, the 7,500 square foot museum offers a world of opportunities to learn through hands-on exhibits.Shop at the grocery store, get play money from the bank's ATM, and drive a fire truck! The Discovery Playhouse also offers workshops, educational programs and events incorporating science, art, math and other focus areas. Birthday parties in the fun and spacious party room and private events can be arranged by contacting the museum.

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Excellent, excellent, excellent!

We went there for my grandson's 2nd birthday party. There was things for kids of all ages to do, plus a huge fence in area for the littlest ones to play. I think the adults had... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We went there for my grandson's 2nd birthday party. There was things for kids of all ages to do, plus a huge fence in area for the littlest ones to play. I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids!

Thank Zeannie
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We have a membership and I take the grandchildren ages 3-12 at least once a month. The kids enjoy it but are often disappointed because of broken items in the various areas. The facility needs to maintain items in working order so kids get the full experience.

Thank Mary F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I met up with a friend for our kids to hang out here. I was shocked when I found out I had to pay to watch my child. I would have just left if we weren't meeting my friend. $16 for my son and I is too much. My son is almost 2 and had a great time. They are... More 

1 Thank cdenson37
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We've been several times. It's a similar concept as the Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden. Except they have had the same exhibits since it has opened. Nothing new. It's boring unless you are under the age of 3. Staff is nice, place is clean, but it is definitely overpriced. They make every adult pay, which is ridiculous to me.

1 Thank Mandy I
cape girardeau mo
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing I highly recommend it. My son is 2 and he had a blast from open to close still didn't want to leave it was great

Thank liljeeplover
Poplar Bluff, MO
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I take my son here often. Plenty of fun things to do. There is a small indoor playground, a playhouse, and different job related play sets such as hospital, banking, grocery and such. also has a few water tables. the last time we was there, they was updating the place, so there may be newer things to do. its geared... More 

Thank jconr
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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8 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2015

kids are always exited to come here if we have the extra cash! I think its a little high for what they want to do but you can keep it under budget if you try.

Thank Y1241NJmikes
Hannibal, Missouri
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

I've taking my 5 year old son several times and I think I enjoy it as much as he does. He fills his shopping cart and I ring him up and collect his money. It's a great place to let his imagination go wild. We always have a great time. Would like to see food for sale so we don't... More 

Thank Valerie V
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015

I took my children to discovery playhouse occasionally when they were younger. Now that my youngest is 5 and my oldest is 10, we haven't been in quite a while. There are many exhibits that they really enjoy, but there is a large section (1/4-1/3 of the building) that is only for children ages 4 and under. For the cost,... More 

Thank Amy M
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21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

Good bday place for little kid although they took out some of the best exhibits. Pricey too and dont offer alot of extras.

Thank CherlynStone

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