Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Hagerstown

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Discovery Station, is a hands-on, family-friendly museum in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, United States that opened to the public in 2005. The museum's focus is to create an environment that stimulates curiosity for discovery, exploration, and further investigation through exhibits and programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) principles. The museum is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and the NASA Museum Alliance.
The museum is located in a historic bank building across from the Washington County Courthouse. The original bank housed the Federal Depository during the Civil War. Visitors can enter the main vault and examine its mammoth leaded glass door and mechanisms. With its white marble exterior and soaring palladium windows, the building is one of the most architecturally significant in downtown Hagerstown.
Discovery Station is visited by thousands of visitors each year and is especially popular with children.
LEGO® Robotics Education Exhibit
The exhibit contains three sections. The first section focuses on the construction and programming of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3s. The second section features two LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Arena Challenges, where visitors can compete against one another. Finally, the third section focuses on the real world application of robotics.
The LEGO® Robotics and Education exhibit and associated programs that are conducted by Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. are not affiliated, sponsored, or endorsed by LEGO Education or The LEGO Group.
Dinosaur Exhibit
A full-scale cast model of a Triceratops skull acquired by Discovery Station is on exhibit. Included in the Dinosaur Exhibit are fossil tracings, a dinosaur dig, literature, and other interactive activities providing hands-on learning experiences.
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  • My daughter and a friend of mine who also has 2 young children visited the Discovery Station yesterday. It was excellent! There was so much for the kids to see and do. It was educational, but in a...  more »
  • We stopped at Discovery Station on our family road trip and was very pleased with the experience. First, the admission price ($7 for kids only, adults are free) is extremely reasonable for the amount....  more »
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  • Large children's museum with plenty to do for just about any interest with very reasonable prices. Clean facility with friendly staff. Convenient restrooms throughout so taking a little one to the bathroom is easy. Lots of hands on exhibits- good for those kids who love to touch and grab. Highly recommend! We took our four year old but she probably would have loved it even when she was younger.
  • My daughter loves playing here, she has so much fun she never wants to leave. Staff is very nice and helpful as well. Great place to spend the day with kids that need to expel some energy.

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