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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Address: 65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
Phone Number: 877.625.4FUN
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The Gulf Coast

Exploreum Science Center

is a not-for-profit, mission-based,...

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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Great for all kids, even older ones

There are some very interesting and thought provoking exhibits. My grandson loved the interactive exhibits. I just admit, I loved them, too. The IMax has great movies. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some very interesting and thought provoking exhibits. My grandson loved the interactive exhibits. I just admit, I loved them, too. The IMax has great movies. Very realistic. We saw once on flight. Couldn't watch - I was getting motion sickness. Totally recommend.

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Cantonment, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm proud to know this is in our local area. It's not just for kids either. Adults will be just as excited to walk and learn in this spectacular building. Always a cool change to escape the hot summer days. Clean, well maintained and friendly staff always!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Exploreum while passing through Mobile. We spent about three hours there but could have definitely spent many more. Our favorite part was the Sherlock exhibit. The admission price is very reasonable, and it also includes a movie. We went on a Saturday afternoon, and it was deserted. We almost had it to ourselves.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I should probably not write this response being we only visited for 15 minutes. We came for a national convention and my daughter wanted to visit the science center. But we enjoyed ourselves for those 15 minutes. We ran upstairs were the sound area is and we thought it was pretty cool to see how everyday household things can make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is one of the best kept secrets in Mobile. Catch one of the great exhibits and entertain the kiddos.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

A great place to learn about the US gulf coast area, especially the marine life. There is a sting ray exhibit (touch tank) with narrator. Also a number of exhibits on other aspects of the area flora and fauna.

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Went late AM and stayed about 3 hours w/ my 9 y/o son. We went to the Great White Shark movie at noon and it was probably my favorite thing. You are only permitted to go to one movie. They run about every hour I believe. The special exhibit was a murder mystery and it was slightly entertaining; the lady... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My family goes to the Exploreum often and we always have a great time. They change at least part of the museum several times a year. Today, we saw the Sherlock Holmes Clocktower Mystery. We read clues and discussed possibilities. At the end, we were able to to talk to a live actor to see if we had solved the... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I remember going on field trips here all the time when I was younger and absolutely loving it. Of course, every time we went there was a cool exhibit going on (the best one being their exhibit on Pompeii). I recently went with a friend when there was no exhibit going on, and being 20 years old I pretty much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to visit young or old. We went just for the sherlock Holmes exhibit. Which was totally awesome, no spoilers but you get to solve a mystery

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