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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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This was our first visit. By far the least fun one we have visited. Think we will stick to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Interesting place to visit

We went here to see the IMAX but it was only a small amount to buy the combo so we did that. We’re... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Burlington, Vermont
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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 good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit. By far the least fun one we have visited. Think we will stick to the Jackson or Birmingham next fo round. Each section was very small. One with screens to learn about the body. One with crafts. And a kids...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to see the IMAX but it was only a small amount to buy the combo so we did that. We’re a couple in our 70s & the place is geared for families, but it was fascinating to see the various ways they...More

Thank Lilvt
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were visiting the Gulf for a family wedding and stopped in downtown Mobile on our way home. My daughter loved the interactive exhibits at the museum and it was a great change of pace from the rest of our vacation/ The human body exhibit...More

Thank Crystal_Ok
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The displays are awesome. This is every kids playground. Parents can enjoy and the kids play. Great place to host a birthday party although I have attended a wedding reception before.

Thank Virginia J
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We came to Mobile for my brother's wedding. I have six children ages 9 and under, so we're kind of limited on activities that we can do safely. This was a great children's museum. My kids loved the Curious George exhibit (traveling exhibit upstairs), and...More

Thank Calyn S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Preface: I have a hard time reviewing children's museums when we live/ have a membership to the #1 rated children's museum in the country near our home in Indianapolis. Therefore, I will comment on the good. We got in for free due to being ASTC...More

Thank MarandaA36
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Mife wife and I really liked the human health exhibit, never seen anything like it. However, some of the interactive displays were broken inside the exhibit. The upstairs exhibit of audio-visual was also great for adults.( And kids ) The laser activated harp was very...More

Thank SCTravelerandskier
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My family took a day trip to Mobile and spent some time here at the science center. It's not huge, but it's got a good variety of exhibits that a variety of ages can appreciate. The human body exhibit is very interesting, and the interactive...More

Thank ertofu
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Visited for the exhibit on drugs in our culture. A great learning experience. The exhibit showed drug trafficing and the results in our society. It took you step by step through the ups and downs associated with drug creation, supply and marketing. Also the results...More

Thank Red6142
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My 19 month old enjoyed this center. We stopped here on the way home from Orange Beach. We weren't sure they would have much for her to do but she wore herself out. In the back they have a toddler area with dress up, puzzles,...More

Thank ErniB
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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