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Avampato Discovery Museum

300 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV
+1 304-561-3575
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A Great Place for Kids.

This is a great place to take the kids. The exhibits change every few months, but are always... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Justin_Salisbury
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Elkview, West Virginia
Fun, Family Activity

The Avampato Discovery Museum is great for families with small children. Lots to see and do at a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
MizzBowe
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Charleston, West Virginia
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8 Nov 2017
“A Great Place for Kids.”
11 Aug 2017
“Fun, Family Activity”
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300 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV
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+1 304-561-3575
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a great place to take the kids. The exhibits change every few months, but are always enjoyable.

Thank Justin_Salisbury
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Avampato Discovery Museum is great for families with small children. Lots to see and do at a relatively affordable price.

Thank MizzBowe
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

1  Thank Dena F
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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
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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.

2  Thank Kristy G
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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.

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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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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...More

1  Thank WVTip
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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 ) ....More

3  Thank Louis P
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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
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