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Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center

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Address: 1435 Paramount Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone Number: +1 256-837-0606
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Opening its doors to the public in May 1999, the Science Center inspires...

Opening its doors to the public in May 1999, the Science Center inspires curiosity and connects

science to everyday life through hands-on fun for all ages with a wide variety of hands-on exhibits and experiences. Whether you want to predict the local forecast on a real TV weather station and green screen or take a wild trip through the human body with Grossology, Sci-Quest has something for

everyone!

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Fun for awhile

Fair amount of activities for younger children. Building is smaller than previous location so many exhibits did not move to this location. Because of the smaller footprint, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the kids loved it, however, it wasn't worth the price of the admission. I was hoping for more and some of the exhibits were broken.

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Thank Mommyof2gurlz
Huntsville, Alabama
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Fair amount of activities for younger children. Building is smaller than previous location so many exhibits did not move to this location. Because of the smaller footprint, the kids will finish the activities and will be ready to move on sooner rather than later.

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Thank A1A_35812
Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

While it did not look like much from the outside, looks were deceiving. Lots of hands on science fun to include quite a few interactive displays I had not seen at other similar type of science/explore centers. In addition to leaning about electric currents, the EM spectrum, and human body (to include interactive exhibits on sounds and smells the bodies... More 

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Thank Headhunter2001
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We live in Birmingham, so we're spoiled with the Mcwane Center. However, in the eyes of my 5yr old he said sci-quest was "awesome"! We will definitely go again.

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1 Thank L C
Pontotoc, Mississippi
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There were lots of hands on things to do. The grandchildren had a fun time. There were 8 in our group. It was cheaper for us to purchase a year membership together than to pay regular admission. Only negative was their small gift shop didn't have any t shirts for sale.

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Thank Pat38863
Gibraltar
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Several good STEM learning opportunities with easy entry to the whole experience. Parking was easy as well. Kids from 10 to 25 enjoyed it!

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1 Thank Jaldijaldicomet
Powder Springs, Georgia
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our grandchildren had a great time here. Most of the activities were very interesting. I do think it would a be a little more fun for children if some of the employees actually demonstrated how to do some of the activities rather than just sitting at the front desk.

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Thank BaldZilla_11
Fort Myers, Florida
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

There appeared to be two supervised day care groups in this facility. Not a problem but unusual. Several basic science experiments were available for the young ones. If you have discount coupons from the Huntsville visitors center it's worth taking the young ones.

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Thank IndianaEscapee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A truly wonderful experience! We had to pull the grandsons away! I even enjoyed several of the experiments!

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Thank Tomandterryo
Southside, Alabama
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Adults will enjoy some of the stations as much as the kids. Allow 1 hour minimum for everyone to make their way through. Could easily spend 2 hours.

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