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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 51 attractions in Huntsville
Type: Science Museums
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... more » 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! « less
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Madison, Alabama
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468 reviews 468 reviews
222 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

Destin, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Took my grandsons 11 and 6. Cost me $32. Missing pieces in exhibit and the audio on the molecule show was worthless . Won't be back anytime soon, more staff involvement would be nice ! Good exhibits

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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. We are working hard to make sure all the exhibits are working and that we have better staff involvement with our visitors. Thank you again for the feedback! More

West Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were recommended this by the visitor center. Our 16 month old had fun, but it would be better for slightly older kids.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We hope you come back and visit us soon! More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great place for indoor learning play on a rainy or cold day. Has a snack area, lockers, and store in addition to hands on science play for all ages.

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

Thanks for the review! Come back and visit us soon! More

Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

While it is free with a ASTC membership, it is not free with a space and rocket center membership (due to the fact that the museums are within 90 miles of each other). And the address is now 1435 paramount dr. Huntsville, Al 35806

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

Thanks for noting our address change. It should be updated on TripAdvisor soon. We hope you come back and visit us soon! More

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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Free with an ASTC membership, we stopped here after a visit to the Space & Rocket Center. This smaller science center has some great, unique exhibits. The kids, ages 10, 8, 6, loved the magnetic sand. The staff was so friendly and they had several experiments set up the day we were there. We saw the movie inside the dome... More

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

Thanks for the review! The magnetic sand is one of our most popular exhibits! Every Saturday and Sunday we have demos and hands-on activity stations available for the public. We hope you come back and visit us soon! More

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