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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
877.625.4FUN
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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
MiMischa
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Lansing, Michigan
Upcharge for ASTC reciprocal membership members

If you are traveling and belong to the ASTC Travel Passport Program, beware. This is not free for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joan T
,
Appleton, Wisconsin
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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, workshops and teacher professional development. Located in downtown Mobile, Exploreum visitors can experience more than 150 hands-on science adventures in three permanent galleries: Hands On Hall, the Wharf of Wonder and My BodyWorks, the most advanced health exhibit in the nation. The Exploreum also features large-scale, family friendly, interactive traveling exhibits, year-round with broad science content and supplementary, themed educational programming. Guests can also enjoy demonstrations or workshops in the ChemLab, BioLab or new ExploreTEC lab and see a film in the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Theater.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“all ages” (23 reviews)
“toddler area” (6 reviews)
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65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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877.625.4FUN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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/

Thank MiMischa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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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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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were visiting the Gulf for a family wedding and stopped in downtown Mobile on our way home. My daughter loved the interactive exhibits at the museum and it was a great change of pace from the rest of our vacation/ The human body exhibit...More

Thank Crystal_Ok
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The displays are awesome. This is every kids playground. Parents can enjoy and the kids play. Great place to host a birthday party although I have attended a wedding reception before.

Thank Virginia J
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We came to Mobile for my brother's wedding. I have six children ages 9 and under, so we're kind of limited on activities that we can do safely. This was a great children's museum. My kids loved the Curious George exhibit (traveling exhibit upstairs), and...More

1  Thank Calyn S
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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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