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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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All around great for all ages and educational

I love this place for my children 3 and 4. They have a little place area (well pretty big) for 5 and under which I like so they aren't pummeled by bigger kids. Everything is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love this place for my children 3 and 4. They have a little place area (well pretty big) for 5 and under which I like so they aren't pummeled by bigger kids. Everything is hands on and interactive. Took some friends last weekend and her kids were ages 6, 9, and 11. They loved it, I took them to... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

First, the staff are great!..friendly and knowledgeable. We went for the Faces of Abraham exhibit and the IMAX film "Jerusalem." Our guide was an anthropology grad and shared so much information. The exhibit of artifacts (especially the Bibles) is very well done. We loved the IMAX film too! We also had lunch there of lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert.... More 

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Irvington, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place has great permanent exhibits, as well as temporary. The "kids" exhibits are fun for all. The IMAX Theater is small, but does the job. It is easy to get to the seats and the films are great. It is in a nice area as well. I now have a yearly membership and plan on going often. I would... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went at a time when it was not very busy, easy to park, lots of room to explore. When we looked up the hours for the location online it displayed a different time than the actual center closes. I highly recommend calling if the time they close might be an issue for you. The staff at the Science Center... More 

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Orange Beach Alabama
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Being somewhat tardy in adding this review, the movies we saw at the IMAX are no longer showing.... we saw "Space Junk" and a film about Monarch Butterflies. Being in a domed theater watching Space Junk ( orbiting debris) it was likely as near to being in outer space as I will ever come. Breath taking! The collection of butterflies... More 

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went with a friend this Sunday to see the movie Jerusalem. We did not go into the museum this time. I was quite keen to see the photography as I lived in Israel for several years a couple of decades ago. The dome screen was pitted and several "tiles" need to be replaced. They were late starting and the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The parking to this location was very easy to obtain. Once inside, I was greeted politely and was given a brochure about all the offerings inside the building. I ventured down to check out the penguins while I waiting for my Imax movie to begin. A worker was in the display room, using a red laser light to hold the... More 

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Newberry, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Jerusalem exhibit was fantastic, the guide was informative and fun--IMAX, however was down for the day--BUMMER! All other activities and areas brought out the kid in me, it was great to participate with the interactive demonstrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It was goin good until a giant dancing banana with a wooden leg jumped out at us and tried to fight us but we all jumped on him and ate him wooden leg and all. All around good trip. jk

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Daphne, Alabama, United States
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My grandson MUST go the the Science Center every visit to us. It is hands on whether building things that fly, building with block structures, playing musical instruments, experimenting with wind and light, it is total fun! It is great they change the one section every so often with a new presentation, right now it is about penguins. You can... More 

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