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Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center

Address: 1435 Paramount Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone Number: +1 256-837-0606
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Ranked #18 of 37 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opening its doors to the public in May 1999, the Science Center inspires curiosity and connects...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I took my friend with her two boys to the new location on University. We used to go to Wynn Drive before but hadn't been in a few years. It still is a very exciting and playful place to explore about all kinds of science things. The boys had a blast with the green screen, and kept going back 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 visiting our new location! I am so glad to hear your boys had a great time exploring the exhibit floor! The TV weather green screen is very popular with both children and adults. Thanks again for the great review and for spreading the good word about Sci-Quest! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This science center is extremely good. It gives children/adults the opportunity to be hands on, which gives a much greater understanding of science. This could, hopefully, point young folks in the direction of science, which would help us all in the future.

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

Thank you for the great review! Our goal is to be a community Science Center that serves both children and adults with our programs and exhibits. Part of our mission is to excite and inspire children to explore careers in STEM fields. Thanks again for stopping by! More 

New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My 4 and 6 year-old needed a break from the road on a road trip from NJ to Memphis. We saw this as a possibility and we're very glad we stopped. The displays were fun and the boys had a great time with the water table and the grossology section. We spent nearly 2 hours playing and learning.

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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 stopping by Sci-Quest! I am so glad to hear your children had a great time exploring the exhibit floor. The Grossology exhibits are very popular! Thanks again and come back and visit us soon! More 

Mason, OH
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have museum passes and try to check out reciprocal museums when traveling. So we have seen some top notch museums and have high expectations. This place was not what I was expecting, but given that we did not pay to get in because of our pass and putting it in scale of a smaller city it is a quality... 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. We are currently in the process of redoing our exhibit signs so they better explain the instructions and science principles. We work very hard every day to make sure all our exhibits are in working order. I will pass on your thoughts about our visitor services staff to our Visitor Relations Director so... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. I am so glad to hear your daughter had a great visit! Our goal is to inspire learning and discovery through our hands-on exhibits and programs. Thanks again and come back and visit us soon! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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526 reviews 526 reviews
231 attraction reviews
302 helpful votes 302 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 

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