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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 32 attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Louisa, Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What an awful experience. We visited on a weekday morning/afternoon and after about 1 1/2 hrs decided to leave. There were so MANY child groups there that they seemed to either NOT care or were unable to handle the volume. Either way every exhibit was overcrowded, completely trashed and/or not working properly (or able to participate) b/c items had yet... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were at Gulf shores for a week when we had a "rainy day." We all went over to the exploreum. The 4 year old in our group gave the adults and teens an excuse to enjoy it. And once we all started "exploring" we realized this would be a great place without bringing children. The penguins exhibit was fascinating... More

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Waxhaw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My children loved this museum and my wife and I had a lot of fun watching them play. The Body Works Section was the favorite as the kids did a lot of the hands on activities. Enjoyed watching the staff make ice cream in the science lab. Upstairs is a section where kids can make things out of construction paper,... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Always great stuff to see. The body area is my favorite with all the stations on the heart and a healthy body. The hands on area had lots of kids so we didnt see and play with everything. And the bug displays were fascinating. They have a penguin display coming in early july, so sad we missed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Visited on SAT May 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM. On-street METERED parking in downtown Mobile: maybe 35 spaces adjacent to Exploreum. HANDS ON HALL and MY BODY WORKS would have been more interesting IF ... IF all of the exhibits were working and the lighting was fully functional. Both of these areas show signs of neglect. Maybe 25% of the... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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67 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went alone to the museum, as an adult, and found that it was geared towards children. It lookd like it would be worth a visit if going as a family with small children. The gift shop has a lot of interesting fossils and intellectual items that were extremely interesting! The employees also were kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I don't think I have any complaints about this place, its always fun everytime i go and i always learn something new. They always have something going on! They also have a big IMAX theatre that is always fun to go see. they have something for every age so everyone can enjoy! It always makes me happy when i go!

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