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Learning fun!

Lots of interesting things for the kids. Was fun even for a 3 & 4 year old. We came during end of... read more

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Appleton, WI
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Good place for the kids!

We went to the TB Exploratory last week and had a blast with our 10 and 12 year old kids. The venue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John M
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.
560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
+1 608-254-2525
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of interesting things for the kids. Was fun even for a 3 & 4 year old. We came during end of season so it was pretty empty and the kids got to try everything there. 4 buildings full of learning and fun!

Thank jskylark
Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of vacationing in the Dells I finally went to the Exploratory. What a surprise! Accompanied my 10 year old grandson, and had to go back that afternoon to finish seeing "everything"! There are four separate rooms, and you could easily spend over an...More

Thank Rita W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the TB Exploratory last week and had a blast with our 10 and 12 year old kids. The venue had a wide variety of hands on activities that even adults will enjoy.

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for the first time and i was amazed at all there was to do. I thought it was going to boring but it turned out to be a great day. A lot for the family to explore.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were leary about going here, from the outside it looks quit dated. When we went in we were pleasantly surprised at the number of activities. Perfect for our children, ages 10 & 12. Fun, hands on experiments. Appreciated the staff was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 10 year old niece, but wished I would have brought my 2 year old son as well. It was so much fun! So many things to do!

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting and intriguing phenomena to keep kids busy for hours. Just would be nice to have somewhere you could get the answer to puzzles you can't figure out.

Thank PaddyM05
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Spent several hours there with plenty of fun things to do. We were all adults in our group but many young children were there with plenty to do

Thank Dancermom5
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a good time at the exploratory. Our children range from 9 to 15 and they all enjoyed exploring and playing with the exhibits.

Thank KHouser98
Reviewed August 8, 2018

The Tommy Bartlett Exploratory is definitely an interesting and cool place to visit. The Exploratory is split up into three parts, and each part is equally intriguing. The exploratory is great for children and adults of all ages.

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Lizabeth G
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Dancermom5 | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know because we bought the tickets as part of several attractions. We got the tickets right outside the Exploratory where you can get up to 35% off when you purchase several attractions. Never buy single... More
January 21, 2018|
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Response from LesCindyGraham | Reviewed this property |
I feel they would be a little to young. It is hands on but I think intended more for school age kids.
Brenda I
July 18, 2016|
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Response from teachmom3 | Reviewed this property |
All ages!