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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 877.625.4FUN
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The Gulf Coast

Exploreum Science Center

is a...

The Gulf Coast

Exploreum Science Center

is a not-for-profit, mission-based, science center that promotes science

learning through a variety of inquiry-based educational and entertaining

activities, including exhibits, IMAX films, demonstrations, workshops and

teacher professional development.

Located in

downtown Mobile, Exploreum visitors can experience more than 150 hands-on

science adventures in three permanent galleries: Hands On Hall, the Wharf


Wonder and My BodyWorks, the most advanced health exhibit in the nation.


Exploreum also features large-scale, family friendly, interactive

traveling exhibits,

year-round with broad science content and supplementary, themed educational

programming. Guests can also enjoy demonstrations or workshops in the

ChemLab, BioLab or new ExploreTEC lab and see a film in the J.L. Bedsole



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Great for Kids

Took my two year old daughter and she loved all the attractions and things, some of the exhibits were broken so we as adults did not get the full scope of the knowledge we could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Jeff H
Temple, Texas
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Yulee, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited because of the hype for The Chocolate Factory exhibit. Expensive ($14 per adult), it was really bad--as if someone had copied off information from the encyclopedia onto large boards, decorated them with Mayan and Aztec designs and stuck them on the wall, with a few Aztec-style pots displayed "of the type that Aztecs might have used to hold... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to stretch and let our 3 yr old expend some energy on a long drive. This once was perfect! This place was empty on a wed mid morning. She had a blast! Great play area, great hands on science section for older kids. Again it was empty but 2 hours was perfect for exploring it all, wearing out... More 

Thank C2855GYsandrah
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on a field trip on a friday and when we got there we went to the hands on exibit and that was so fun! Then we went into the body works part and that was amazing because there was a giant heart that showed you what happens when you have a heart attack. There was also a... More 

Thank Brianna A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We literally drove past it, I made my husband drive back to it (40 miles, that's a lot of brownie points!). If you are interested in astronomy, space exploration, weather, global warming etc you will love it. The bus ride to the engine testing pads is fascinating, the test structure, awesome! It must be really something to be there on... More 

Thank 343karen07
Huntsville, Alabama
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Located in downtown Mobile. We walked over from our hotel. Easy to find. Very nice staff. I purchased three combo tickets (museum + IMAX movie) and the price seemed fair. We went during the "chocolate" exhibit - which was filled with a lot of displays about the process of harvesting cacao and making chocolate. (I was a little underwhelmed by... More 

1 Thank Heather G
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Both my grandchildren loved this place. WE did not plan on it being anything major. Just had a couple of hours to kill before heading back to Birmingham and it was across the street from our hotel. It was well worth the cost of admission.

1 Thank Teresa Terri B
Mobile, AL
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We live in Mobile and purchased a family membership a few months ago when our 1-y-old daughter became a walking, into-everything-toddler. We go to the Exploreum at least once per month. At this point, she is only old enough to really enjoy the Wharf of Wonder (WOW), for kids ages 0-5, and we can easily spend an hour there. She... More 

1 Thank sss427
Temple, Texas
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Took my two year old daughter and she loved all the attractions and things, some of the exhibits were broken so we as adults did not get the full scope of the knowledge we could of obtained, Staff was friendly and very helpful through out our visit

Thank Jeff H
Nassau, New Providence Island
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

this museum is geared for kids and always has neat attractions for them. if looking for things to do with the kids, especially a rainy day, give this museum a try.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I had a long post written but lost it. Long story short, this is the best place along I-10 to stop if you have kids. It's right off the freeway. It is not easy to find parking, so pack a stroller. Make sure you head towards the Dino area to find the kids play area. The other side (health exhibits)... More 

Thank Sasha H

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