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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
877.625.4FUN
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Big disappointment!

With 4 kids ranging from ages 20 to 7, I have been to a lot of children's museums. This by far was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trudy B
via mobile
Fun and educational

There's so much history here yet they make learning fun. I love the exhibits and the staff is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jessica w
via mobile
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  • Excellent51%
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  • Average9%
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“human body”(14 reviews)
“all ages”(23 reviews)
“toddler area”(6 reviews)
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The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a not-for-profit, mission-based, science center that promotes science learning through a variety of inquiry-based educational and entertaining activities, including exhibits, IMAX films, demonstrations...more
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65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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877.625.4FUN
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With 4 kids ranging from ages 20 to 7, I have been to a lot of children's museums. This by far was the worst one for the money. There were basically 2 exhibits. Several of the hands-on interactions were broken. One whole section dealt with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's so much history here yet they make learning fun. I love the exhibits and the staff is always kind

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my young adult son and a friend today to watch the IMAX, but ended up with a combo package. We were all very disappointed in the displays, activities for all ages and the overall condition of the Exploreum. Nothing has changed in the 12...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a great place to take the kids on a rainy day. The kids will be sure to enjoy it; as well as the adults/

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you are traveling and belong to the ASTC Travel Passport Program, beware. This is not free for you. We were told there was a $5.00 "upcharge" for each guest, even though it doesn't specify that on the program guidelines. Since we were already inside...More

Thank Joan T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We have had a membership in the past but did not renew it in a couple years. Went on the last day of March and the kids loved it. We got to experience a couple of demonstrations and their staff has personality, humor and caters...More

Thank Darrell40ish
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Our five year old loved this place. We arrived shortly after they opened and didn't leave until it was almost closing time. She had fun with the body exhibit, loved seeing the prehistoric animals in the Permian exhibit, and couldn't get enough of the 5...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the hands on activities The imax theatre was very entertaining The Permian monsters exhibit was good and the employees were friendly and interacted well with the kids

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit. By far the least fun one we have visited. Think we will stick to the Jackson or Birmingham next fo round. Each section was very small. One with screens to learn about the body. One with crafts. And a kids...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We went here to see the IMAX but it was only a small amount to buy the combo so we did that. We’re a couple in our 70s & the place is geared for families, but it was fascinating to see the various ways they...More

Thank Lilvt
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Joyce S
15 June 2016|
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Response from Exploreum | Property representative |
Hi! We apologize for the delayed response. Our account got hacked and we were locked out for a while. To answer your question, we have two wheelchair/stroller lifts at our front entrance. We do also a couple of basic... More
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EddieandJennife... N
1 April 2015|
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Response from Exploreum | Property representative |
Hi! Our apologies for the delayed response. Sometimes the TripAdvisor emails land in our Spam folder but it has been corrected now. The information listed is correct as far as current admission prices and we do have... More
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