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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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Educational fun

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Trigerfish
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited the center years ago and was looking forward to the day I figured my 4 year old would benefit. Clearly the center is designed for field trips with several areas for large groups. However it was dead during the time we went. Several workers sitting around with little interaction with guests. If you are into STEM activities the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in Mobile, AL or the science museum in Mobile (for short) had some exhibits that did not work. The Sherlock Holmes exhibit was well done and maintained with a great ending by a live character. We appreciated the live science experiment. The Wharf is great for the little ones. The hands-on projects in this... More 

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Southern States, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Facility, however, many of the exhibits were not working properly. All machines were out of cards in the My Body Works exhibit. The Sherlock Holmes exhibit is not geared towards small children. I should have asked for a refund. Consider it my donation towards improvements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing history of the Gulf Region, Mobile Bay and oceanography. Wonderful hands on experience for all ages! A must see!

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