IDEAL hands-on learning experience for both parents and kids.
My husband and i brought our four-month-old to Discovery place this week (ok we enjoyed the science more than she did) and spent four hours enjoying the exhibits.
As a parent who appreciates learning opportunities, this place is possibly even more satisfying for us! Lol The amount of time your trip takes is really just dependent on how much time you allocate to reading the information in each exhibit. I always enjoyed science and history, but truth be told — there was a lot of interesting information to learn here for adults too.
The museum as a whole is incredibly diverse. From rooms dedicated to the nervous system, to paleontology, to phytoplankton, there is so much to absorb. Many exhibits have interactive elements, hands-on experiments, and video clips to explain AND make science appealing to children.
*Reviewer insight* — make sure to visit during an IMAX showing time! The dome theater is a one of a kind experience for babies to elderly.
All in all — will be taking my kids here as they get older! Great experience.