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Discovery Science Place

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Address: 308 N Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75702-5711
Phone Number:
+1 903-533-8011
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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There is so much to see and experience at the Discovery Science Place. It's...

There is so much to see and experience at the Discovery Science Place. It's a good idea to prepare so that you don't miss any of the action. We have a variety of programs, exhibits, and events that are sure to entertain and educate the whole family. Because of the hands-on nature of the exhibits, the DSP is a wonderful place for visitors of all abilities and ages to experience and learn more about our world.

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What a fun afternoon

We played for several hours. Just when you thought you had seen and done it all, there's another room with more fun. My 2 grandsons, ages 7 & 12 really enjoyed exploring. Climbing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We played for several hours. Just when you thought you had seen and done it all, there's another room with more fun. My 2 grandsons, ages 7 & 12 really enjoyed exploring. Climbing wall, building structures with magnets, faux space ship, hands on things to do. Good fun for young tots and young teens.

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Thank taffien
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to have you back again soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Attended a 90th birthday party for a friend's mother. It was very different and creative. It is family friendly.

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Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We hope that you visit us again soon. More 

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great place for kids! Highly recommend. They continue to add and replace things so that its always a little different when we visit.

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Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review! We hope to see you and your family again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been visiting this science museum for many years. My son loved it when he was younger and now my little girl enjoys it. They always have plenty of interactive exhibits available to keep the kids entertained and educated.

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Thank Scott F
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear that your family has received multiple years of enjoyment from visiting the DSP. We hope to have you back again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had my daughter's 2nd Birthday Party at the Discovery Science Place and they did not disappoint. If you book a party there, they give you one of the three different themed party rooms for an hour and a half and then the kids in your party are free to play at the discovery science place until close if they... More 

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Thank MissDawnRee
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad your family enjoyed their visit/birthday party and hope to have you back again soon. I'm not sure how long ago your party was, but if it was before our fall 2016 shutdown be sure to come back by soon to see all the great renovations that were done and the two new exhibit spaces-... More 

Frankston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

All our grandchildren have loved this place. Our 8 year old still loves it. He has had several birthday parties here. They change the exhibits to keep it fresh! Great summer camps also.

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Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. Be sure to come see us later this fall/winter after our renovations and updates! More 

Tyler, Texas
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been to Discovery Science Place once before for a birthday party and the kids enjoyed it so much we decided to purchase a family pass. Our kids really enjoy the activities available and I saw adults playing with the kids and having fun themselves. It is a very safe place and the family pass is pretty reasonably priced.

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Thank Shannon E
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and thank-you for becoming a DSP member! Our annual passes are a great value, and if your family likes to travel/attend other museums our premium pass gets you into hundreds of museums, including the Perot, the Houston Children's Museum, and more! We hope to have you back for another visit soon. More 

Plano, Texas
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331 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place is for younger children. Teens would foo foo it. I personally liked the Earthquake floor that really gave your body a "whole body" massage. I would have stood there forever, but people were starting to look at me funny. I was kinda hogging it. We enjoyed panning for gold at the entrance of the place. We had fun... More 

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Thank jdalerose1
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad your family enjoyed their visit and hope to see you after our fall shutdown. We have renovations and new exhibits being prepared for our reopening Oct. 8th! More 

Garland, Texas
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227 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Discovery Science Place has really been upgraded over the last year or so. Now there are a lot of hands-on activities kids find fun and interesting. Some of the activities used to be broke, but they all work now. Excellent place to take the kids for a day's adventure. Kuddo's for the great progress made in the last year!

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Thank Kenneth R
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Be sure to visit us again after our fall shut-down (Sept. 19- Oct. 7) for more exciting updates and renovations! More 

Flint, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This place has something for everyone. Some things are looking run down and need to be changed. Overall a great place to take the grandkids.

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Thank painscapital2015
Chris R, Executive Director at Discovery Science Place, responded to this review

I'm glad your family enjoyed their visit. Be sure to return after our fall shut-down (Sept 19-Oct. 7). We will be installing new carpeting, interior paint, and two new exhibits while we're closed! More 

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