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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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Description: The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a not-for-profit...
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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A fun afternoon

We visited the Gulf Coast Exploreum on our July trip to the beach. It participates in the ASTC, so if you have a membership to any of the centers on the list, you get in free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As far as children's science centers go, this one is very disappointing. The exhibits are mostly laughable. Occasionally, (about once a year) they will have a nice exhibit visiting for a few weeks. The IMAX is a joke. I have been to a half dozen IMAX theaters in the southeast. All of them are roughly the same EXCEPT for the... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Gulf Coast Exploreum on our July trip to the beach. It participates in the ASTC, so if you have a membership to any of the centers on the list, you get in free - which is what we did. Our membership to our hometown science center also got us discounts on the IMAX theater. The museum was... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

While in town to get our vehicle serviced, we visited the Mobile Gulf Coast Science Center. The center basically had 6 different areas: a health area, IMAX theater, a space exhibit upstairs, a smaller kids area/small animal area with a play ground area for smaller kids, a more interactive area called the scratch area and a sixth area which I... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to many science centers and the Gulf Coast Exploreum stands out from the others. The museum is small but jam packed with activities! Many of the activities are hands on, semi- time consuming, but fun and interactive. My husband and I found ourselves buidling marble roller coasters with the kids, flying paper airplanes and doing the health assessments... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Recently took our very young kids, but saw so many adults visiting the exploreum. So many neat things to keep kids occupied, from exhibits on the body, to hands on learning fun with big building blocks, to spaceships and the ocean. You could easily spend an afternoon experiencing all the exhibits. The iMax theater was great and worth the add... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I liked the exhibits but think they could change them more often. It is a wonderful, exciting place for children, especially with hands-on things. The price is too high. They do have a decent snack shop. The theater setting if awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited the GCE for my daughters 6th birthday last October...we had a soccer tournament for my son, and I wanted to add something for her to make it seem special. I cannot express enough how much FUN we had! We went on the 24th...not knowing that it was their Halloween Party, and we stayed and enjoyed crafts, experiments, face... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This center has never disappointed! I love the health exhibit that includes the beating heart and hands on lab! I also love the fact that there is a play area for the little ones! The traveling exhibits that come into the center are always a plus!

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very interesting and keeps your attention. The theatre is the most fun. The food is OK. The staff is very friendly and helpful with any questions you have.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My one star really has more to do with their management problems than the facility or events themselves. I'm just upset that I drove across town and arrived an hour early (9:00 am) because of their website only to find that they open at 10:00. I mentioned this to them and it really didn't matter to them. I'm posting this... More 

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Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 877.625.4FUN
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Mobile

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