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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Description: 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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Affordable and educational fun for children.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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Powder Springs, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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Southside, Alabama
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Heflin, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My 8 year old loved this place... it was a struggle to get her to leave. She would have stayed all day.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Me the the kids (6 and 11) spent most of the day here. At first it looks somewhat simplistic, but actually there are many stations and each station takes time to manipulate. More stations were functional than is often the case. In other words, the kids continually break these hands on exhibits and they must be repaired. Often in these... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great one-story science museum for kids. We got in free with an ASTC membership to our home science museum, always a bonus. My kids are 4 and 7 and there was plenty for both of them, we stayed 2.5 hours and they easily could have stayed more. There are guided activities each hour (animal show, science experiment), but plenty of... More 

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was between very good and average on this place. Very good for the great variety, average for the small space and lack of defined space. Everything feels very crammed together. There is a merry go round type thing which ALL the kids love, but only one child can go on it on a time. I imagine there is a... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Kids (4 and 8) had a good time, although probably geared more for 6-10 year-olds in terms of scientific info. But my four-year-iold still had fun. Of the 30 or so little exhibits, only one was not operational. Seems to be a fun place for a kid's party, too. A bit steep in price ($20).

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Gurley, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Live animals, dozens of science inspired games, all in air conditioned comfort. Most of the games were beyond the comprehension of my 7 and 4 year old but there was still a lot to do and they weren't bored. They really liked the live science experiments and shows hosted by the staff. But get ready for your big adult nerd... More 

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