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Discovery Center

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Address: 502 SE Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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+1 615-890-2300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great 2-3 hour diversion

This was a good kid's museum for a morning or afternoon trip to keep kids busy for 2-3 hours. It is two stories but broken into smaller focus areas. They do have a smaller... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2015
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Panama City, Florida
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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This was a good kid's museum for a morning or afternoon trip to keep kids busy for 2-3 hours. It is two stories but broken into smaller focus areas. They do have a smaller infant/toddler area for kids 5 and under which was nice. Everything was in good repair when we were there. My kids liked everything but especially the... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

The Discovery Center looks great, and the walking paths outside the museum are enjoyable; however, I just wish there were more exhibits concentrating on Science/Nature. They do have a few exhibits that are nice, but it could use a few more educational areas.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Awesome place for kids of all ages!! So much to do and touch and explore and learn!! The toddler area is amazing and separate from the bigger kids area. Its great because there is a gate and parents can kind of relax a bit. Buy a membership and go often!!

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Newburgh, Indiana
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The Discovery Center is an excellent value for a day of fun! They have two floors of engaging exhibits that are clean and well maintained. Once you are on the second floor you can take a twisty slide to back to the first. They have two special areas for younger children (5 and under) and babies (crawlers and infants) on... More 

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Thank MrsMeyerMusic
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome place for parents and kids. Hands on science and art inside and out as well as critter encounters. Trails to walk, picnic areas, and a great parents and tots program weekly. Kids and parents will be entertained alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I used to take my children to the old Discovery Center and they loved it! I also would take my Girl Scout troop and now our grandson loves to go to the Discovery Center. Adults also enjoy all the wonderful things to do and see.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Have been here about once a year for the last 5 years. As one child outgrows it another loves it. There are enough different subjects to get the attention of 2 to 10 year olds. I always enjoy taking them on the "swamp tour" board walk. They always enjoy going down to the spring. The "pond" habitat gives them a... More 

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Thank David M
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a great place to take the grandchildren! Very kid friendly! We are so lucky to have this in the Boro!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is a great place for kids to burn off some energy while learning a little. Unless you plan it, most of the center is self-guided. There is a play area on the lowest level for very small kids. There are also areas for art and “hands-on” activities. We joined as members since we live in the area and use... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Visited today with a toddler and 3yo. They had an amazing time with the water table then when we eventually dragged them away, upstairs too. The slide from top floor to ground was a nice finale. The amazing thing was, there was probably about as much left to do as we actually managed to do. Great value.

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