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Explorium

440 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 (Formerly Lexington Children's Museum)
+1 859-258-3253
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Ranked #31 of 49 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of Lexington is a fun and...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I tried to host a private event there and I had the worst experience. I had to call them several times and still never received the information that I requested after leaving my email and phone number several times. Ultimately, I was hung up on by the manager. I had spoken with her the morning of, reminding her yet again... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The museum amused our 1 and 3 year old. It is a little small so it's something to do for a couple hours if you need to kill some time. I paid $8 for my 1 year old which I thought was ridiculous considering there were many activities he could not physically do. I get charging admission for kids but... More 

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Tennessee
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not the best kids museum I have ever been to, but pretty good. Definitely designed for small kids. I would say somewhere in the 8-10 range is when kids are going to not enjoy it anymore. My young kids had a blast. Smaller than some I have been to. Still, kids wanted to stay longer. We stayed about 2 hours... More 

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Louisville, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited the Explorium in Lexington on a Sunday afternoon as soon as they opened. During the first part of our visit there were few people there and it was very quiet. It got busier as the day went on, but not too bad for us. When we paid for our tickets they told us that the boys were free... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited with 9,8,6, and 1 year old children. Some of the exhibits need some work, but it didn't seem to bother the kids at all. They had a great time and are already asking to go back. Parking was a issue for me. They used to validate your ticket for a few hours of free parking but have stopped.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited this place years ago on my own (on a rainy day without kids!) when it was Lexington Children's Museum. Years later I was delighted to return with 2 kids in tow. This review is basically by my children who are both under 6. They loved Explorium and wanted to go every day of our holidays. They went twice.... More 

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Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We almost missed out on this because of some of the reviews I read, I'm glad I decided to give it a go. From my adult perspective, it did not seem like much, but I made myself view it from my son's eyes. I know that his reaction is going to mirror mine. I do understand how older kids wouldn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We visited for something to do when it rained. We were really disappointed. The water tables needed more water, and most of the attractions were broken or missing things. The entire leave could use a good cleaning. We went to the science center in Columbus, OH and maybe we were spoiled by that, but this wasn't worth the money.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just returned from our first visit to the Explorium with our 3 and 5 year olds. Overall, we were not impressed. Many of the exhibits were either closed for 'maintenance', missing needed items/toys to complete the activity or had broken items. It is also very small and can be completed in an hour -- even my 5 year old mentioned... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I took my 3-year-old niece there, and she loved it. She visited each "exhibit" several times and would have stayed for hours. It could use a little upkeep, but she enjoyed it. I wouldn't recommend for kids over 7 or 8.

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