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“Dated and not very clean” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

Tommy Bartlett Exploratory
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Owner description: Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dated and not very clean”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband visited this science museum when he was a child 20 years ago and he said it really hadn't changed a bit. It needs a lot of updating and a good scrub down.
My 4 year old was fascinated by the spaceship entrance though and he enjoyed himself with all the interactive science activities, but I felt like I need to bathe him in purel after. Would go back if they updated the facility.

Visited June 2013
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Duluth, MN
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun but outdated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

The exploratory is a fun and unique experience, filled with hands-on puzzles and experiments. It will appeal to most kids and adults, although the exhibits are beginning to feel outdated. The exhibit is also getting a bit worn down and would definitely benefit from some updating. If you can find a good coupon for this exhibit (easy to find in the dells coupon book or passport to savings) then it would be a good option, especially to escape the heat and crowds of the day.

Visited September 2013
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Friendship, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cool Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

They have countless hands on activities for you to enjoy. They also have a bike that you can get on and ride in the air which my kids enjoyed. Very clean place and staff were friendly.

Visited June 2013
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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a morning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

took our 4 year old and 25 year old there. They both enjoyed it and our 4 year old decided it was the best thing that we had done on our vacation. we spent about 3 hours there and pretty much did and touched everything. I would recommend it for any age and def for a family.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“very cool interesting stuff.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

like a science museum. good for 1 hrs of time maybe more. Stuff is a bit dated so they need to update but still cool.

Visited August 2013
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