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G.WIZ - The Science Museum - CLOSED

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Hands on for Children

Take your children or grandchildren, volumes of hands on displays, make sure that you take a book... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2015
edbenn007
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Palmetto, Florida
A Nice Resource in Sarasota

It's nice to have a science resource in Sarasota. Unfortunately, our grandchildren frequent the... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2013
BinFL
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Sarasota, Florida
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25 Feb 2015
“Hands on for Children”
19 Nov 2013
“closed - out of business”
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GWIZ is a 501(c)(3) science and technology center nestled on the edge of Sarasota Bay in downtown Sarasota. The mission of GWIZ is to be the gateway to lifelong adventures in science. With a focus on STEM Education, we are in the business of...more
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1001 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236-4807
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

Take your children or grandchildren, volumes of hands on displays, make sure that you take a book and let the children do their thing. They will have a ball and receive some education in the process. Excellent for children six and up.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank edbenn007
Reviewed 19 November 2013

This attraction has been closed for some time and it is doubtful it will ever reopen. They ran into serious financial difficulties and quietly closed up shop. It is sad because it was a great resource for children in the community. it will leave a...More

Date of experience: November 2013
10  Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

This is the smallest science center in the world I guess. Everything is worn and not much to do. And for the upstairs they charge extra. This is not at all worth the money. Safe it and your time!!!

Date of experience: August 2012
9  Thank beauty4free2u
Reviewed 22 May 2013

It's nice to have a science resource in Sarasota. Unfortunately, our grandchildren frequent the Museum of Science in Boston. That's a hard place with which to compete. A fun experience for a short period of time.

1  Thank BinFL
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I took my son to G. Wiz after hearing friends and other teachers talk about the museum and its hands-on approach to science. Well, I took my special-needs son and a friend there one Saturday afternoon. We were there during the Pirates and Buried Treasure...More

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank motowngirl1967
Reviewed 14 December 2012

What a complete waste of time and money! I know that it's a challenge keeping a mini-science program like this alive, but it's really time to just bury the place. It was disappointing to our 9 year old as much as us. The exhibits are...More

Date of experience: January 2012
8  Thank SkipCohen
GWIZ S, Public Relations Manager at G.WIZ - The Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with GWIZ. We apologize that your experience was not acceptable. Rest assured the new management is listening and working hard to bring Sarasota a brand new GWIZ.

Reviewed 4 December 2012

When I have nieces and nephews in town, I try to get to G. Wiz. They seem to enjoy it but with more excitement from their iPads, I know we won't stay there long. IT could use an update

3  Thank Siesta_Key_Heart
GWIZ S, Public Relations Manager at G.WIZ - The Science Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Thank you for visiting us so often in the past! The new management at GWIZ is working hard to do just what you've suggested ... UPDATE! Keep you eyes and ears open for the brand new GWIZ!

Reviewed 27 August 2012 via mobile

I have only been here 2 times and i am never going back! My first visit was nice since they had a cool human anatomy exhibit, but i went back a few months ago and was highly disappointed! They charge way too much for the...More

3  Thank Tarabutler
Reviewed 10 August 2012

I've been to a number of science/children's museums and this is the worst. Pretty boring, kids age 7-10 probably would get the most of it, but it's not set up to really draw them into the activities. Everything's in one large room, with just stations...More

Date of experience: July 2012
4  Thank ictkscitz
Reviewed 9 August 2012

I have taken my granddaughter three times over a few years and every visit she discovers different fun things. It is very educational for children while they play. I will be back with other little ones...

Date of experience: August 2012
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