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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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Room For Improvement

We visited today after not having been for several years. Many of the exhibits are in dire need of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Too Bad

The Explorarium would be great for kids if the exhibits were kept up. Many are broken, missing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lexington, Kentucky
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Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of Lexington is a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity for kids of all ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sundays from 1 to 5PM. Open Mondays from Memorial Day - Labor Day 10-5. Admission is $8 per person.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today after not having been for several years. Many of the exhibits are in dire need of updating and maintenance. The kids, however, did not seem to notice and the Bubble Room was the overall favorite.

Thank Jennakrusich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Explorarium would be great for kids if the exhibits were kept up. Many are broken, missing parts or just generally in need of repair. The TV show and the bubbles exhibit are exceptionally fun. Let's hope a fix up will put this back to...More

Thank jgrot2
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My young children loved this museum. There were lots of hands on activities for them to do. Never got bored

Thank cas8m
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Explorarium is a great idea. There are a lot of interesting exhibits but sadly many are broken or have pieces missings. It is frustrating to children and parents when things are left in this state of disrepair.

Thank kc4jox
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is obviously an older and smaller museum for children. It could definitely use some updates. That being said, it was really entertaining for my 2 year old. She had a great time. I wouldn't think that kids older than 5 would really get a...More

Thank Jac G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great science museum with lots of hands on exibits. Better for children age 4-10. Keep your eyes on them as there is much to be distracted by. A real nightmare when large groups are visiting. They allow 4-5 groups of daycare and school children in...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If this children museum desires to impact young peoples lives and cognitive development they need to work with partners to update rundown exhibits and add new exhibits.

Thank terry1289
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lots to do and see. There is science, art, cultural experiences for all ages. I love to go with or without my kids...who started going to the Explorium almost 20 years ago :)

Thank Melodee P
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had guest visiting from out of town and thought this would be a great place to take their 7 year old son. Upon our arrival we were never greeted or told to have a good time or given any directions about the Explorium. There...More

5  Thank Flynstigator
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my family visited the Explorium in Lexington, KY at Victorian Square in September 2016. I was very disappointed in this visit. This is our 3rd time at this facility. There were many exhibits that did not work. The Bubble Room had no working...More

2  Thank pammyfluffy
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Driving south on i75 headed to Florida. How far is explorium from our route?
4 November 2016|
Response from william f | Reviewed this property |
explorium is in downtown Lexington. from I 75 looks like a 30 minute drive depending on traffic. I am not from Lexington so I am not sure about best route