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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
+1 608-254-2525
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Bigger than I expected

There are quite a few attractions in the Dells with horrible reviews and this place didn't have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amanda M
Middleville, Michigan, United States

Whoever thinks Tommy Bartlett Exploratory is only for kids is full of hogwash!!! I loved visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
+1 608-254-2525
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are quite a few attractions in the Dells with horrible reviews and this place didn't have them, so we decided to give it a try and I'm glad we did. It was a lot bigger than we expected and there was a lot to...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whoever thinks Tommy Bartlett Exploratory is only for kids is full of hogwash!!! I loved visiting this place!!! Ya, there can be lots of kids to deal with and there may be times you won't find much to check out due to there being so...More

1  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 1 week ago

For tourists, make a point to go here, but go during the summer when it's busier. Filled with mind games, space history, science experiences and fun illusions. Definitely worth the $15 with its five exploratories. I've been coming since I was a kid and it's...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didnt know what to expect and thought it was an Ok venue, they do need to update some exhibits, the robots seem basic in this day and age. We went on bike unicycle, the roller coaster simulator and lifted the truck. It kept my kids...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on an anniversary trip. The first thing we noticed was that we were the only ones going in without kids. There are several sections with different science center hands on activities, but most was definitely geared towards kids. It was...More

Thank wisconsinchic
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My family was pleasantly surprised by this venue during our recent stay in the Dells. There was a lot to do and we were able to spend a lot of time learning and playing at the same time! My kids (ages 9 and 12) both...More

Thank angrams2017
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Under $60 for my family of 5 (2 adults, 2 kids under 12, and 1 free under 5). There was way more to explore then we expected, the staff was super friendly and well educated. We went in the off-season but they still offered to...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Most of this museum reminds me also of my childhood museum trips - much more hands on exhibits to engage the mind and challenge visual assumptions. Modern museums rely more on cool graphics and interactive videos, while this museum rests on the funkiness of the...More

Thank Carpediemsollasollew
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The kids had a great time and enjoyed all the hands-on activities. The facility was a little worn down, although it didn't bother the kids. The "gift shop" was quite small (not necessarily a bad thing).

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's like going back in time to my childhood and then going to an outdated vision of the future. This place needs to do a little modernization. Most of this stuff is older than me by at least a decade

Thank boanerges57
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Brenda I
Is this good for younger children or tweens/teens also? thanks.
19 July 2016|
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Response from teachmom3 | Reviewed this property |
All ages!
Marcia F
What is the cost?
26 March 2016|
Response from Penguin_3521 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15.00, children (5-11) $12.00