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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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This place is pretty great. The holidays activities they offer are always fun, but if you've got older kids it may get a little tiresome as the exhibits don't rotate (they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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norfolk, va
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is pretty great. The holidays activities they offer are always fun, but if you've got older kids it may get a little tiresome as the exhibits don't rotate (they changed up the toddler area once in the 2+ years that we were regular members, and had the penguins there for a couple months). But for the under 4... More 

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Galliano, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband & I are in our late twenties and we enjoyed every minute of it. Very educational and interactive. Yes, some things were broken or not working, but we still had a great time. The worse thing I have to say about this place is the parking. It is very confusing on where to park especially for out-of-towners like... More 

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Demopolis alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Had some interesting exhibits, could have had more. Lots of activities for younger children. A bit disappointing for adults

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

So first off I have been to many children's museums in various countries so my review may be a little harsh… We arrived and it was super quiet which suited us perfectly. We went straight into the Imax theatre to watch movie on meerkats. Very cute maybe just a little long though. Next we went into the body parts bit... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We took our child here on a rainy Saturday and were pleasantly surprised at how much she enjoyed it. Did not want to leave! There are tons of things for kids to do... very interactive place. Some of the interactives require some adult help, which may be by design to get parents and families involved. She had a blast learning... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A friend and I visited the Exploreum and we had a wonderful time interacting with Bodyworks and other exhibits. We also loved seeing how much fun other visitors were having, especially the children. We found ourselves enjoying the day with total strangers. If you haven't been there you should go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

So we were in Mobile for only 1 day on our trip around the USA. And we stumbled across the Exploreum along the waterfront as we walked along. After a quick look in, we thought it looked good and made our way inside. The price you pay for tickets, is superb considering how much you get out of this building.... More 

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

The exhibits are phenomenal. The IMAX adventure is incredible each time a new show comes to town! It alone is worth the visit to the museum. The exhibits are truely unique and love the 'hands on' aspect of so many of them. What a great way to introduce children to visiting a museum. Mobile doesn't understand the jewel it has... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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