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Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center

1435 Paramount Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
+1 256-837-0606
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Ranked #21 of 52 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Vine Grove, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My 8 year old daughter had so much fun here. Each experiment has a a nice description from what to do to why the final outcome. A school group showed up and it did get too busy for her to get on the different tables. Luckily we had half done before this occurred. I would go back with her if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There were a bunch of us visiting on the Smithsonian Free-Museum Day. We brought 5 kids ages 5 and under and they were all entertained for over three hours. Our rambunctious toddler boys had lots to do to keep them engaged and using their energy in a productive manner. Definitely a place for lots of family fun and education!

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! Sounds like you and your family had a great free day at Sci-Quest! We love to hear that your younger kids had a fun time on the exhibit floor. Thanks again and come back and visit us again soon. More

Cullman, Alabama
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My son and I were excited to see that sci-quest had reopened. our biggest gripe about the old location was the amount of broken, non-functioning equipment. This has not changed and it is somewhat humorous when your six year old asks "Why is all their stuff still jacked up?". Little does he know that most of these items have been... More

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am very sorry you did not enjoy your last visit. We are aware that some of our older exhibits need more care after being handled by children each day. If an exhibit does seem to be broken or not working properly, please let the front desk staff know immediately so we can get it... More

Ohio
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Sci-Quest was the perfect place for 5 kids. The open space allowed for the kids to roam and explore on their own. Our kids range from age 11 down to 2. Everyone found something of interest. We opened the place at 9 and packed a lunch. While eating we played mind puzzles that were left on the table. We left... More

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! Sounds like you had a great day at Sci-Quest! We are always adding new events for our visitors and love to hear when they enjoy them. Also, I am glad you liked the mind puzzles. One of our wonderful board members made those! Thanks again and come back and visit us again soon. More

Hattiesburg MS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took my nephew to Sci-Quest to see what it was all about. We had the best times ever. He's 6 years old and he had a blast trying out all the different things. We stayed over 2 hours having fun. Highly recommend it.

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! I am very happy to hear your nephew had a blast playing with all the exhibits. Thanks again for the recommendation! More

Madison, Alabama
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227 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

4th if July 2014 we finally visited after living here for almost a year. We thought this place was for toddlers so we didn't invest the time or money for our Tweens until they gave free admission to military on Independence Day. 1st off, thanks. 2nd, amazing time. I'm actually still here writing this review while my kids continue to... More

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! I am so glad you were able to take advantage of the free admission to military on July 4 and had a great time with your family! We strive to be a community Science Center for all ages and are constantly thinking of new events, programs and exhibits for older children/adults along with our... More

Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

For little hands that like to explore, Sci-Quest is a good experience. There is plenty of space to run between the exhibits and try new things while learning some basic scientific principles. Our family had fun, but I think Sci-Quest could be so much more with a little funding and effort. The staff were welcoming and it was clear they... More

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for review! I am happy to hear your family had a fun time. We are hard at work on getting more funding to make Sci-Quest the best it can be! Come back and visit us again soon. More

Huntsville, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place makes science fun. Most of the exhibits were working when we were there. My 5 year old grandson enjoyed it. I don't think he understood some of the scientific principles, but he liked playing with everything. He was very impressed with the parabolic discs. This is a temporary location for them. Hopefully when they move to permanent lodgings... More

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I’m glad to hear your grandson had a blast enjoying the exhibits, even if he didn’t understand everything just yet. This location will be our home for the next five years or so, but we’re doing everything we can to make it the best place for our visitors and that includes expanding the exhibit floor... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Most exhibits were broken. I don't mind spending money but it should be free.Bought a year membership probably won't go back or recommend it to anyone

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for purchasing a membership. I am so sorry you did not enjoy your recent visit. I spoke with our staff and we are working hard each day to make sure all the exhibits are running. If an exhibit does seem to be broken or not working properly, please let the front desk staff know... More

Madison
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My kids love this place. Great place to take the kids on a bad weather or winter day to keep them away from video games. They get the same experience of playing, but are actually learning.

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I'm happy to hear your kids love Sci-Quest and that you as a parent, see value in the hands-on exhibits and learning. Come back and visit us again soon! More

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