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Address: 300 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV (Formerly Sunrise Museum)
Phone Number:
+1 304-561-3575
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Fun with kids

Lots of fun things to do, particularly on a rainy day. We went multiple times with the kids over the years.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2015
Joan T
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Sissonville, West Virginia
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for kids of all ages! Very Interesting Stuff! Beautiful building, love it, definitely a must see!

Thank Dena F
Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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160 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Entirely new exhibits in place or will be soon. Exciting new experience for youngsters. Museum has come alive with excitement

Thank Kenneth K
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We stopped by the museum on our way home from vacation. A great rainy day activity for our kids! We were there for 4 hours! Kids loved it. Lots of hands on activities for the kids to do.

1 Thank Kristy G
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A combination art gallery, museum, theater, and interactive science center, this venue has something for the whole family. From the live shows, to the 360 theater, to the children's interactive science activities you time spent there will be enjoyable & educational.

Thank rwj5752
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Lots of fun things to do, particularly on a rainy day. We went multiple times with the kids over the years.

Thank Joan T
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This is a multi function facility with the Discovery Museum with hands on displays and science related exhibits. This are will be improved over the coming year with a renovation plan for all exhibits. There is a domed planetarium/theatre that shows movies in addition to night sky shows. There is also a nice auditorium that hosts many music and art... More 

Thank WVTip
Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

About average for kids museums but there is a kid friendly art museum on the top floor that makes it special. The had a few displays that you don't see in the standard kids museum ( the cut away engine was our favorite ) . Overall a great way to spend about 3 hours in Charleston.

2 Thank Louis P
South Charleston, West Virginia
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Every time I bring my kids here they have a great time. Charleston should be proud of this museum for a little city of it's size. I've lived in Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL areas and this place rivals them easily.

2 Thank Brian C
Charleston, West Virginia
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105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

This area started off really nice. Not quite as much fun stuff (or at least the same caliber of fun stuff) as Sunrise, but they were trying. Now they've let it go, a lot, and the exhibits are falling apart.

Thank Sasha S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We were severely disappointed. Being closed means no one is being paid and we couldn't spend any money here. Where is the logic- aren't there volunteers or employees that might want to work during the summer at least? And at 7.50 and up for admission, this would seem feasible if not desirable as one may assume you wish to serve... More 

3 Thank G F

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