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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 877.625.4FUN
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Theaters, Museums
Owner description: The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a not-for-profit, mission-based, science center that...
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Type: Science Museums, Theaters, Museums
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.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Austria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Having been there two years ago, we remembered the place as being full of interesting exhibits and hands-on experiments for youngsters and grown ups. Presently, it looks as if it had been plundered, partly devastated and subsequently filled with replacement parts for under 6 year olds. The best part left is the medical area ("My Body Works") on the first... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The IMAX movie combo package will keep the kids entertained for hours. Lots of hands on exhibits and fun things for the kids to explore and do. Don't miss the penguins.

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Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great place to learn about science and different animals. Many attractions, the prices are ok, not too bad , if you are in a big family bring enough money, you might want to watch a movie in the IMax theater.

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