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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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A fun place but needs updating.

Growing up in Lexington I remember many a trip to the Explorium and always had a great time. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
For a small out of the way museum and hands on place for kids it is great.

Took the granddaughters, 9 and 12, here. And I will say 12 is about where kids will start losing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Ky.
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Growing up in Lexington I remember many a trip to the Explorium and always had a great time. I still enjoy coming and taking the kids that I watch as fun activity when it is too hot or cold to be outside. The staff is...More

Thank 315victoriao
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the granddaughters, 9 and 12, here. And I will say 12 is about where kids will start losing interest in this. Until they get older and realize how fun it really is. Everything is hands on and geared to smaller children. Or really old...More

Thank Hopsaregood
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We visited today after not having been for several years. Many of the exhibits are in dire need of updating and maintenance. The kids, however, did not seem to notice and the Bubble Room was the overall favorite.

1  Thank Jennakrusich
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Explorarium would be great for kids if the exhibits were kept up. Many are broken, missing parts or just generally in need of repair. The TV show and the bubbles exhibit are exceptionally fun. Let's hope a fix up will put this back to...More

1  Thank jgrot2
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My young children loved this museum. There were lots of hands on activities for them to do. Never got bored

2  Thank cas8m
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Explorarium is a great idea. There are a lot of interesting exhibits but sadly many are broken or have pieces missings. It is frustrating to children and parents when things are left in this state of disrepair.

Thank kc4jox
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is obviously an older and smaller museum for children. It could definitely use some updates. That being said, it was really entertaining for my 2 year old. She had a great time. I wouldn't think that kids older than 5 would really get a...More

Thank Jac G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Great science museum with lots of hands on exibits. Better for children age 4-10. Keep your eyes on them as there is much to be distracted by. A real nightmare when large groups are visiting. They allow 4-5 groups of daycare and school children in...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If this children museum desires to impact young peoples lives and cognitive development they need to work with partners to update rundown exhibits and add new exhibits.

Thank terry1289
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lots to do and see. There is science, art, cultural experiences for all ages. I love to go with or without my kids...who started going to the Explorium almost 20 years ago :)

Thank Melodee P
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4 November 2016|
Response from william f | Reviewed this property |
explorium is in downtown Lexington. from I 75 looks like a 30 minute drive depending on traffic. I am not from Lexington so I am not sure about best route