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Address: 440 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 (Formerly Lexington Children's Museum)
Phone Number: +1 859-258-3253
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of...

Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of Lexington is a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity for kids of all ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sundays from 1 to 5PM. Open Mondays from Memorial Day - Labor Day 10-5. Admission is $8 per person.

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Fun for younger ages

This is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon letting your children run and learn. For ages 2-8, they do offer activities and deals so check their website

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon letting your children run and learn. For ages 2-8, they do offer activities and deals so check their website

Thank Leitha03
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm in my 30's and the same stuff is there now that was there when I was young. They need to re design but keep the bubbles of course.

Thank Candice J
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is the best place in Lexington to take kids on a rainy day! Get the family membership and go all the time. There are lots of events and even Parents' Night Out.

Thank Michelle M
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Our boys want to go there every time we visit Lexington. They are 9 and 11 now. My 47 year-old kid in me is not impressed. I guess it makes sense. Fortunately, the historic Victoria Square is getting better retail options and restaurants there and, hopefully, the kid's discovery center will step up and boost their interactive areas for kids... More 

Thank CapitanBrad
Winchester, Kentucky
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We have taken our daughter here a few times and she loves it every time. I am sure a child from age 1-10 could enjoy this place! The admission is reasonable and I have found a groupon for it before. There is so much to do and my daughter learns something new each time!

Thank TLP1022
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This used to be a favorite hang out. Not anymore. The exhibits are old and the environment seems dirty and unappealing.

Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a fun place to bring our daughter, but we only went once! We were given a 2 year membership, but found parking difficult and the exhibits were not changed often. We also enrolled out daughter in summer camp. While she had fun, we had numerous concerns about safety! The camp room was not inside the museum and required... More 

1 Thank Dia S
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not worth the money! 32.00 for a family of 4. We were there about an hour and a half. The exibits were really old, and torn up. No place to park was another downside. It just wasn't worth seeing. Maybe if it was a free place to visit, but not worth paying for.

Thank Kentuckyres
Frankfort, Kentucky
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131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This was not my first visit here. My son is now 6 and although he enjoys most of the attractions, he seemed to notice, too that some things were broken and in need of repair. The water run with dam was broken but still up for kids to play. The Jeep ride on had broken off pieces and was designed... More 

Thank pinkmoongirl
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited on July 8th and it was a rainy day. Thought it would be an opportunity to do something inside during the summer. I took my son-5, nephew-7, and my niece-2.5. They did enjoy it and worked up an appetite but the bubble portion was barely that. Couldn't get anything to actually make a bubble. Most of the things... More 

2 Thank Scooter2730

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