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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
877.625.4FUN
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Mobile
Type: Science Museums, Theaters
Owner description: The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a not-for-profit, mission-based, science center that promotes science learning through a variety of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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tchrs
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206 reviews 206 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place is entertaining with many hands on exhibits. An absolute must if you have kids but entertaining for adults as well. Lots to do and all within walking distance of the other downtown attractions. Come and spend an hour or two

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Mobile, Alabama
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We used to be members until a few years ago. It is really a great wonderful hands on children's museum and the giant theatre is great. The kids used to love to do the make your own roller coaster, and traveling exhibits are usually great too. It is better for kids under 12.

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OnTheRoad, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I will preface by saying that our family travels a lot - our kids (9, ages 2 to 18) have been to dozens of kids museums. And the Exploreum has been the best one yet! The IMAX Dome was a fun experience, and it was a great way for the kids to learn about the Monarch butterfly migration (the show... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

fun, hands on exhibits that teach science in am understandable way. expect to stay for a bit (2-3 hours) the center is always packed. They also have exhibits that change out every 3 or 4 months.

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houston tx
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

spent a few hours here with 3 kids, age 11, 10 & 5. Lots of interactive activities, learning and fun! Definitely glad we got the extra imax tickets, the Polar Bear movie was great and loved by all ages!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We went here with our one and three year old and we all loved it. So many hands on activities that we could all enjoy. We especially loved the room upstairs where you can make things and then test out your designs. My only gripe is that the body works area had a lot of broken things and was for... More

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Coden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Exploreum is a unique and interactive learning/entertainment experience for all ages. Located off I-10 (exit 26B) in downtown Mobile, it features 4-5 permanent themed exhibit areas (Body Works, Bio Lab (health & technology), Hands On Hall (basics of electricity, magnetism, math, sound, & physics), Wharf of Wonder (for the young), usually a featured/themed temporary exhibit, and a Build it... More

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Saraland, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We liked our first visit so much that we decided to buy an annual pass. Children under five love the Wharf, a ship replica and play area filled with plastic balls. They also love the craft area upstairs. The IMAX is good, and the snack area has very reasonably priced food.

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Mansfield, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We spent about an hour at this museum to kill some time before our flight left. We have museum passes to our local place so we were able to get in free at this science center. I am glad we did not pay. The body works area was cool but some of the displays did not work. The hands on... More

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are visiting Mobile with your children, stopping at this place is a must. They have different areas of the museum that are tailored to different age groups with lots of hands on activities that are science themed and will stimulate your child's mind. There is also an IMAX theater. We watched a 45 minute fil about coral reefs... More

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