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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4749
+1 540-722-2020
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great place for kids and grownups

plan your visit and avoid the crowds 4 stories of games, experiments and scientific and optical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Purcellville, Virginia
Fun place for the kids

This is a very fun and interactive museum for the kids, many activities for them to try and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winchester, Virginia
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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 mathematics, the humanities, and the arts.All exhibits, activities and experiences provided by the Discovery Museum adhere to the following philosophical guidelines:Exhibits, activities and programs are interactive, participatory and informal, and give visitors opportunities to experiment, have fun playing, use their imaginations and share ideas.Visitors are engaged at their own level of expertise and experience.Activities and programs are multi-sensory, authentic, honest, and factual.The Museum works in a spirit of cooperation and partnership with educational, cultural, governmental and community organizations.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roller coaster” (13 reviews)
“all ages” (15 reviews)
“younger kids” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4749
+1 540-722-2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

plan your visit and avoid the crowds 4 stories of games, experiments and scientific and optical magic; kids can climb and experiment freely

Thank virginiaguy2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very fun and interactive museum for the kids, many activities for them to try and discover new things.More

Thank thetravelerpenguin
Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting and for giving us a review! The Discovery Museum welcomes critiques and advice on improvements from it's visitors. We invite you to send us an email about how we could have improved your visit from 3 stars to 5! Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jmuracn
Ryan H, Public Relations Manager at Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank J148CKamyc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank snowflake1959
Reviewed 6 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

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

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.

1  Thank Stacy G
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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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.
Sandra S
31 March 2016|
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Response from Lauren T | Reviewed this property |
My then 12 year old loved it!! Even my 17 year old enjoyed the exhibit upstairs