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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number:
877.625.4FUN
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The Gulf Coast

Exploreum Science Center

is a not-for-profit, mission-based,...

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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Good place for little ones.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alberto Z
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Manhattan, Kansas
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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 can have demonstrations, but none were taking place when we were there and no signs... More 

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Thank gulffloater
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Shauna S
Mobile, Alabama
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 there with out realizing it. There is so much to see and do you can... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were actually coming into town to go to the USS Alabama when I caught a glimpse of the billboard for the Exploreum on I-10. Easy to get to, easy, free parking, friendly and helpful staff, clean, and fun. No complaints. We didn't see the IMAX show so can't report on that. They did say that there are no commercial... More 

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Thank Wayne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon here with our kids. We all had a great time. There us something for everyone! Well worth it!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice exhibits when we were there. They had a human body exhibit and an exhibit of guitars and we enjoyed them both. They have crafts for the kids and an adorable play area that the little ones will love. Worth the visit

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Thank Donna W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

There were a few fun things to, the body exhibit was cool, but it just wasn't what I was expecting. Not many exhibits, and the funnest playplace was limited to ages 5 and under.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The IMAX theater is awesome, the sound is amazing. You feel like you're right in the middle of the film. If visiting a definite must

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