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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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Mostly designed for kids, but good for anyone trying to learn

This museum is excellent for kids and students and it has several rooms designed only for kids to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
Hands on Fun for Kids

Many hands on interactive displays are set up for kids but once again, I do not find this museum as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mobile, Alabama
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“human body” (11 reviews)
“imax movie” (17 reviews)
“all ages” (22 reviews)
65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is excellent for kids and students and it has several rooms designed only for kids to do projects and/or work on puzzles. There are many excellent exhibits (on health, heart, fitness, drugs, etc.) and an OMNImax theatre where kids of all ages can...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many hands on interactive displays are set up for kids but once again, I do not find this museum as a big draw for adults who come to it without having kids to enjoy the displays. Cool information but not enough to go back for.

Thank austinc364
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My 70-something-year-old wife and I entered this place thinking we were at a museum. They cheerfully took our money and even gave us the child rate when we commented that there wasn't a senior admittance fee listed. After seeing the first couple exhibits it became...More

3  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Start on the bridge, where you can drive a boat or ship (what fun!) then work your way down all five decks, fill with hands-on displays, little vignettes, films, nostalgic, educational interactives. Much more here than I expected and I wish I'd alotted it more...More

1  Thank Janet G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We have been going to the Exploreum once a year for the past several years as we vacation on the Gulf Coast & we enjoy the IMAX & the different exhibits. This year we saw "Wild Africa" & "Dinosaur's Alive". Both were excellent & we...More

Thank June P
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I spend more than two hours wit a three year old here. There is plenty of things to do. Some quite new, some in need of attention and updating. Is a good location, and you can park for free across the street towards the river.

Thank Alberto Z
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We spent about 3 hours and my kids (ages 12 and 10) really enjoyed it. The interactive exhibits were fun and interesting to them. The special exhibit about drugs and the effects on families was very interesting and eye-opening to my kids.

Thank ketah777
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went here on 12/27/16 and thought it might be packed with kids due to the holiday vacations, but it was not. It is mainly for children, but we did like the photos by Janet Macoska of rock stars. Noticed that there are areas where they...More

Thank gulffloater
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit. Teen boys kind of resisted at first but ended up staying more than I hour. Walking distance to seasonal ice skating and historic downtown area

Thank Shauna S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I went to see a exhibit on Guitars with a couple of young Guitar students and their parents. We spent over an hour in the Guitar exhibit and then went to the other exhibits that are there all the time. We spent over four hours...More

Thank Robert G
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Joyce S
15 June 2016|
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Response from Exploreum | Property representative |
Hi! We apologize for the delayed response. Our account got hacked and we were locked out for a while. To answer your question, we have two wheelchair/stroller lifts at our front entrance. We do also a couple of basic... More
EddieandJennife... N
1 April 2015|
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Response from Exploreum | Property representative |
Hi! Our apologies for the delayed response. Sometimes the TripAdvisor emails land in our Spam folder but it has been corrected now. The information listed is correct as far as current admission prices and we do have... More