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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 not-for-profit, mission-based,...

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

of

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

The

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

IMAX

Theater.

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There were some great exhibits, lots of interactive things for children and families to try. The traveling exhibit was all about Chocolate, and very busy. Standard exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were some great exhibits, lots of interactive things for children and families to try. The traveling exhibit was all about Chocolate, and very busy. Standard exhibits included a large section about the human body, including stations for you to try your hand on surgery techniques. We would definitely give the museum another chance, there seemed to be many hands... More 

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Thank SarahCR8
Houston, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is not that big but has lots to do there. We stopped by there to give the kids something to do on our travel back home while on vacation. There was plenty for the kids to do from the children play area (which was built around interactive educational activities), to the body area where the children was able... More 

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Thank Scott A
Saraland, Alabama
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The Explorium has great exhibits so I visit quite often, its a great place for little kids. Not so happy with the chocolate exhibit but a new exhibit should be coming up soon.

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Thank Rochele_Evans
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My two grandchildren, age 2 and 4 love this place. There are lots of activities for their age. Not sure if older kids would get a lot out of it.

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Thank Carol V
Mobile, Alabama
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I always enjoy the Imax movies and exhibits. I think a great place to take visitors or rainy day activity. I enjoy volunteering here as well. The staff is nice to work with.

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Thank heidihh2015
Yulee, Florida
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 November 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank C2855GYsandrah
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Brianna A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

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Thank 343karen07
Huntsville, Alabama
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

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