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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
877.625.4FUN
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Very interesting

We found their exhibit on the human body very interesting. There were large school groups there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Marian M
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Pace, Florida
Disappointed

I imagine some of the exhibits could be interesting for smaller children but wouldn’t know because... read more

Reviewed yesterday
24KtNanna
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Fredericktown, Missouri, United States
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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.
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65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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877.625.4FUN
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Reviewed yesterday

We found their exhibit on the human body very interesting. There were large school groups there, and the kids seemed to be having so much fun. It's a nice science museum and a plus for kids.

Thank Marian M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I imagine some of the exhibits could be interesting for smaller children but wouldn’t know because the bigger kids who were there with a large group were unattended and wouldn’t let the younger kids try anything. Some of them were hogging the same exhibits from...More

Thank 24KtNanna
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter liked-the exhibits and the interactive stations and games. Most of the games worked. The setup was organized and easy for a young person to engage independently. The location was ideal and near our hotel and other attractions. IMAX entrance was unclear...signage was misplaced.

Thank Tanya J
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank jessica w
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 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

2  Thank Jeanine F
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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/

Thank MiMischa
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Reviewed 3 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

Thank 189TomG
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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
2 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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