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G.WIZ - The Science Museum - CLOSED

1001 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236-4807
+1 941-309-4949
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Hands on for Children

Take your children or grandchildren, volumes of hands on displays, make sure that you take a book... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2015
edbenn007
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Palmetto, Florida
closed - out of business

This attraction has been closed for some time and it is doubtful it will ever reopen. They ran into... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2013
Kathleen R
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GWIZ is a 501(c)(3) science and technology center nestled on the edge of Sarasota Bay in downtown Sarasota. The mission of GWIZ is to be the gateway to lifelong adventures in science. With a focus on STEM Education, we are in the business of igniting imaginations and creating that 'a-ha' moment for people of all ages. GWIZ offers numerous interactive zones focusing on all things science, a critter habitat, and a Fab Lab. Visitors also have several program options such as summer camps, Lifelong Learning, birthday parties, Educational Outreach, and the list goes on! We believe there is great value in embodied learning, learning that sticks with ya' ... come get nerdy with GWIZ!
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Feb 25, 2015
“Hands on for Children”
Nov 19, 2013
“closed - out of business”
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1001 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236-4807
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+1 941-309-4949
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Reviewed February 25, 2015

Take your children or grandchildren, volumes of hands on displays, make sure that you take a book and let the children do their thing. They will have a ball and receive some education in the process. Excellent for children six and up.

1  Thank edbenn007
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

This attraction has been closed for some time and it is doubtful it will ever reopen. They ran into serious financial difficulties and quietly closed up shop. It is sad because it was a great resource for children in the community. it will leave a...More

10  Thank Kathleen R
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

This is the smallest science center in the world I guess. Everything is worn and not much to do. And for the upstairs they charge extra. This is not at all worth the money. Safe it and your time!!!

9  Thank beauty4free2u
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

It's nice to have a science resource in Sarasota. Unfortunately, our grandchildren frequent the Museum of Science in Boston. That's a hard place with which to compete. A fun experience for a short period of time.

1  Thank BinFL
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I took my son to G. Wiz after hearing friends and other teachers talk about the museum and its hands-on approach to science. Well, I took my special-needs son and a friend there one Saturday afternoon. We were there during the Pirates and Buried Treasure...More

5  Thank motowngirl1967
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

What a complete waste of time and money! I know that it's a challenge keeping a mini-science program like this alive, but it's really time to just bury the place. It was disappointing to our 9 year old as much as us. The exhibits are...More

8  Thank SkipCohen
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GWIZ S, Public Relations Manager at G.WIZ - The Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with GWIZ. We apologize that your experience was not acceptable. Rest assured the new management is listening and working hard to bring Sarasota a brand new GWIZ.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

When I have nieces and nephews in town, I try to get to G. Wiz. They seem to enjoy it but with more excitement from their iPads, I know we won't stay there long. IT could use an update

3  Thank Siesta_Key_Heart
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GWIZ S, Public Relations Manager at G.WIZ - The Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

Thank you for visiting us so often in the past! The new management at GWIZ is working hard to do just what you've suggested ... UPDATE! Keep you eyes and ears open for the brand new GWIZ!

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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

I have only been here 2 times and i am never going back! My first visit was nice since they had a cool human anatomy exhibit, but i went back a few months ago and was highly disappointed! They charge way too much for the...More

3  Thank Tarabutler
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I've been to a number of science/children's museums and this is the worst. Pretty boring, kids age 7-10 probably would get the most of it, but it's not set up to really draw them into the activities. Everything's in one large room, with just stations...More

4  Thank ictkscitz
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

I have taken my granddaughter three times over a few years and every visit she discovers different fun things. It is very educational for children while they play. I will be back with other little ones...

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