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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4749
+1 540-722-2020
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love history...great place to experience

Wonderful staff, and a very interesting venue...America's history experienced with activities... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
skaszab2016
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Toronto, Canada
Fun day with the kids

This is a wonderful place to bring your children. There is a lot of hands on play for them. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
snowflake1959
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Howes Cave, New York
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4749
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+1 540-722-2020
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 7 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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Thank annier136
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My grandkids (3 and 5 yrs) enjoyed the activities of the museum. We were there for almost 3 hours. It's true that everything is kid friendly. ( Especially nice to go in the later afternoon when the crowd thins out.) Price is reasonable.

Thank alvyceanem
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There are so many activities to enjoy. When our grandchildren were 4-8, they loved the apple pullies, house building kits, ambulance, etc. Now that they are older, they enjoy climbing through the GI track, playing music with their feet, watching the bees, etc. Several of...More

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Thank 179maryannk
Reviewed 13 July 2017

SVDM is a great place for a kid of any age to learn something new in a fun & exciting way. Although the majority of the exhibits, crafts, experiments are geared more towards younger children there are some things that even a teenager could appreciate....More

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Thank tarhelz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My 9 & 11 year old kids love the SVDM! The interactive exhibits and four-story open floor plan allow exercise of the mind and body. Play at some of the exhibits can last for an hour given the child's interest, which fosters a learning experience...More

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lporte2
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.
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Sandra S
1 April 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
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