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Address: 440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206 (Formerly Lexington Children's Museum)
Phone Number: +1 859-258-3253
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Great place for kids

We took our 2 year old grandson as part of his birthday. He had a great time. Liked milking the cow. The bank vault . The 2-3 year old play area and the bubble room. Other reviews... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 27, 2016
william f
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family visited the Explorium in Lexington, KY at Victorian Square in September 2016. I was very disappointed in this visit. This is our 3rd time at this facility. There were many exhibits that did not work. The Bubble Room had no working bubbles, the exhibit at the entrance with the water showing how erosion happens, was almost... More 

Thank pammyfluffy
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 year old grandson as part of his birthday. He had a great time. Liked milking the cow. The bank vault . The 2-3 year old play area and the bubble room. Other reviews have mentioned the cleanliness but as it could be with the amount of people that visit. Water was clear in river and in... More 

Thank william f
Winchester, Kentucky
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My daughter and nephew had a blast here! I hadn't been since I was a child, and unfortunately, there were still several things from my childhood and they weren't very clean. However, there were some new things, and the kids loved it! Great interactive stations and sensory learning.

Thank Hannah R
Ave Maria, Florida
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We spent 2 hours (Mom and 11, 8 and 2 yr. sons). The older two loved exploring and helping their young brother. They also enjoyed exhibits like the rock wall, horses and the water table dam area. We had a few hours to spend in Lexington while we waited for older brothers and this was a fun way to pass... More 

Thank SmithFamilyof6
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed the Explorium since I was a child. I took my two boys there yesterday and they had a blast but I was really disappointed in the condition of a lot of the exhibits. Some of the things I wouldn't let them touch because they are FILTHY. The water in the water table is brown, the water in the... More 

Thank shanna k
Greenville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We came here last year and it wasn't in great shape then. My daughter insisted on coming again and lasted a total of 30 minutes. It needs to be shut down, cleaned up, repainted and restock all areas. It is really run down. Scheduling is a must-there were 3 different bus loads of kids last Friday when we visited. One... More 

Thank picky161
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

It is a very well thought out facility for young kids. There is plenty to do for hours. The staff is friendly and courteous. The place could be a little better maintained as some things were not working. But, its one of the best places for young kids in the city for sure.

Thank Edward P
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138 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is great and has lots of fun activities! We went with 2 & 3 year olds and they had a blast!!! Price at $8 per person for s good too!!! There's loads to keep them entertained and occupied and after almost 3 hours we had to drag them out.!!!!! Favourites were the bubble room, water fountain and the... More 

Thank zekiep
Lexington, Kentucky
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

My son loves this place a lot but we never last very long. Today we spent about an hour playing and then we were both done. Some of the exhibits have been there since before he was born and they are in bad condition. Even the newer ones are quickly destroyed. Hardly any of the computer things were working see... More 

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Rockholds, Kentucky
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday morning with my three year old and a friend and her eleven year old. Both kids had lots of fun. This place really encourages play. Watch out for the other kids though. You might want to go on a different day. A rainy Saturday was too busy.

Thank bjones4315

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