The Discovery Science Place is a children's science museum located in Tyler, in the U.S. state of Texas. The museum is housed in an old car dealership and has been in service to the community since 1993. The museum offers an extensive array of exhibits including:Work out when and for how long to visit Discovery Science Place and other Tyler attractions using our handy Tyler trip itinerary planning website.
A small mock television news station with working cameras and mini-control board
Assorted physics-related exhibits, including a kinetic sculpture.
Fish tank with assorted goldfish
A large (indoor) man-made cave, with various rock/sediment exhibits built-in and an earthquake simulator.
Indoor dinosaur fossil dig pit
A scale representation of various public buildings located in and around Tyler, including the Smith county courthouse, Brookshire's Grocery Company, and Southside Bank.
Discovery Science Place reviews
Great place for children about 10 and younger. My granddaughter loved the place at 10. When we returned at 11 year old, she was bored. Major Dan and his granddaughter will not return. still a great... more »
A great ways to spend time out of the heat and entertaining our grandkids! Very entertaining for the adults too! more »
My husband and I took our two kids ages 3 and 2, plus my brothers ages 8 and 11. They all had a great time and said they would like to go back. It was a little busy, and some parents were letting their older kids run around and act crazy. But all in all we had a great experience and will definitely visit again!
It is still fun but could use repairs and update A LOT. The same electronics are still not working, like in the NASA exhibit. While other equipment, have been there since I was a child. The play-clothes look like they need to be cleaned or altogether replaced. I have been coming since I was little. Field trips and with family. And now I bring my own children. Still a great family place, but being in downtown and being so widely known, it would be nice to see it better taken care of. If you are going to charge, it would be nice to play with equipment that do what they are supposed to.
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