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Explorium

440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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Nothing impressive

We have been to plenty of children’s museums in San Antonio Madison wi New Orleans and Minneapolis... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Farmerswife0910
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Montello, Wisconsin
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Nice Kids Museum

I’ve been wanting to take my kids here for awhile and finally got to on a rainy Saturday. The... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Jerry B
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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 good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible11%
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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
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+1 859-258-3253
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to plenty of children’s museums in San Antonio Madison wi New Orleans and Minneapolis this museum seemed as if it needed some updating the bubble room was basically in non working order there was no outside activities unless I missed that there...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to take my kids here for awhile and finally got to on a rainy Saturday. The museum has its pluses and minuses, as all attractions do. Pluses I would be great hands on exhibits for kids 10 and under, low entry fee,...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

After his hockey game, older grandson found this place in a magazine in our hotel. He and his brother voted to visit before heading home. Waze directed us right to the location. Parking is available nearby - the street-level lot was charging $20 per day...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We travel to the children’s museum today and had a very good time. There’s everything from horses, court room water tables and dinosaurs. There is road parking and parking lots nearby.

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Explorium and was very saddened, Very out dated broken toys I'm 31 and I was disappointed I talked so highly and was so excited my 5 year old was very very Sad. In this picture you can barely tell what is being...More

1  Thank Kimberly D
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Explorium is wonderful! I have a 6 year old and a 13 year old and they both love it. Lots of activities and they even do birthday parties here to which I have done one and they are amazingly helpful! The staff really makes...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd attempt at Explorium.. Came here in 2015 and the facility was dirty, outdated and over rated.. After 2 whole years we came back and..... After 35 mins both kids wanted to leave.. These are children aged 7 and 4 who are...More

2  Thank 988krism
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on 8/5/17 with my wife and 2 toddlers, conditions were dirty, no soap in the mens bathroom, was told it was not the exploriums problem? So male employees who use the restroom just never wash their hands? Very disappointed, I know there funds are...More

3  Thank William B
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with a 7 year old and 2 year old. This place has potential but it is not kept up. Many things aren't working properly and there are some things that are dirty. We had 2 free tickets and still think it was a...More

1  Thank ladybugx87
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Growing up in Lexington I remember many a trip to the Explorium and always had a great time. I still enjoy coming and taking the kids that I watch as fun activity when it is too hot or cold to be outside. The staff is...More

2  Thank 315victoriao
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annaem1
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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
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