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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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Entertaining grandsons before heading home

After his hockey game, older grandson found this place in a magazine in our hotel. He and his... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Blue Ridge, Virginia
Fun for kids

We travel to the children’s museum today and had a very good time. There’s everything from horses... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
James F
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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206
+1 859-258-3253
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After his hockey game, older grandson found this place in a magazine in our hotel. He and his brother voted to visit before heading home. Waze directed us right to the location. Parking is available nearby - the street-level lot was charging $20 per day...More

Thank mdaztec
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We travel to the children’s museum today and had a very good time. There’s everything from horses, court room water tables and dinosaurs. There is road parking and parking lots nearby.

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Explorium and was very saddened, Very out dated broken toys I'm 31 and I was disappointed I talked so highly and was so excited my 5 year old was very very Sad. In this picture you can barely tell what is being...More

1  Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Explorium is wonderful! I have a 6 year old and a 13 year old and they both love it. Lots of activities and they even do birthday parties here to which I have done one and they are amazingly helpful! The staff really makes...More

Thank btm8004
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd attempt at Explorium.. Came here in 2015 and the facility was dirty, outdated and over rated.. After 2 whole years we came back and..... After 35 mins both kids wanted to leave.. These are children aged 7 and 4 who are...More

1  Thank 988krism
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on 8/5/17 with my wife and 2 toddlers, conditions were dirty, no soap in the mens bathroom, was told it was not the exploriums problem? So male employees who use the restroom just never wash their hands? Very disappointed, I know there funds are...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We visited with a 7 year old and 2 year old. This place has potential but it is not kept up. Many things aren't working properly and there are some things that are dirty. We had 2 free tickets and still think it was a...More

1  Thank ladybugx87
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

2  Thank 315victoriao
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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
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3 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