Garden State Discovery Museum

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Garden State Discovery Museum
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Established 1994
Location Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Type Children's museum
Visitors 250,000+ (annually)
Director Kelly Lyons
Website www.discoverymuseum.com

The Garden State Discovery Museum is a children's museum located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Overview[edit]

The museum was founded in 1994 and hosts over 150,000 visitors annually, providing various opportunities for infants to 10-year-olds and their adult companions. Some exhibits include:

  • Under Construction – a two story "unbuilt" playhouse
  • Vet & Pet – an animal health-care clinic
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Silver Diner – a pretend restaurant with a kitchen, milkshake machine, and cash registers
  • Check-Up – a pretend doctor's office
  • Down the Shore – a pretend boat
  • Farm Stand – a produce stand with fake fruit and vegetables
  • Backstage Theater – includes a dressing room, costumes, sound system, and 100 seats
  • Channel 6 Action News Studio – pretend news desk provided by WPVI-TV
  • Nature Center – includes tree house, giant spider web, and puppets
  • Subaru Science Shop and Service Station – provided by Subaru of America

In addition, the museum offers many educational classes for children as well as a drama and music program. All programs are free with admission.

Recognition[edit]

The Garden State Discovery Museum was listed as one of the top 50 children's museums in the United States by Parents magazine.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maureen P. Sangiorgio. "Past Picks: The 10 Best Children's Museums". Parents. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°54′45″N 74°58′01″W / 39.912419°N 74.967012°W / 39.912419; -74.967012