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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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Family fun for all ages

My family took a day trip to Mobile and spent some time here at the science center. It's not huge... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
D'Iberville, Mississippi
Visit for the drug exhibit

Visited for the exhibit on drugs in our culture. A great learning experience. The exhibit showed... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Puyallup, Washington
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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 good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“human body” (12 reviews)
“imax movie” (17 reviews)
65 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602-3107
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The kids had a lot of fun even though a few of the exhibits weren't working, but it only cost $36 for 4 of us, 2 kids and 2 adults to go in and that included tickets to the IMAX. It took a good 2...More

Thank skyesheffield
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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 24 June 2017

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 Jacob S
Reviewed 22 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 6 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
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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