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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory

560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
+1 608-254-2525
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Not amazing but better than average

Most of this museum reminds me also of my childhood museum trips - much more hands on exhibits to... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Fun but a bit worn down

The kids had a great time and enjoyed all the hands-on activities. The facility was a little worn... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Amanda R
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Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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560 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8444
+1 608-254-2525
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Most of this museum reminds me also of my childhood museum trips - much more hands on exhibits to engage the mind and challenge visual assumptions. Modern museums rely more on cool graphics and interactive videos, while this museum rests on the funkiness of the...More

Thank Carpediemsollasollew
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The kids had a great time and enjoyed all the hands-on activities. The facility was a little worn down, although it didn't bother the kids. The "gift shop" was quite small (not necessarily a bad thing).

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's like going back in time to my childhood and then going to an outdated vision of the future. This place needs to do a little modernization. Most of this stuff is older than me by at least a decade

Thank boanerges57
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We visit this attraction every time we go to WI Dells. Always something new that catches our daughter's eye.

Thank alohachica1
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A hidden gem definitely want to do just to get the mind jelling.One thing that is missing in the Dells area is activities to do that can engage a diverse group when the weather sucks. Our group had a six year, some twenty or somethings,...More

Thank slsteward
Reviewed 26 March 2017

this place has so many hands on explorations. my adult kids, and grandkids went with us and we all had a great time. lots of different activites

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place has a lot of scientific exhibits that would excite kids and older kids(like me :D ) alike. If you have time to spare this is definitely a go-to place. Not expensive and a must visit.

1  Thank Amritanshu J
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited this science center on spring break as there were not a lot else around to do. My husband and I took our 2 year old and 12 year old. Both had a ton of fun! (as did we) We were there for about...More

Thank tmsdater
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited with our three young children, ages 2, 4, and 6. The 2 and 4 year old were free so we paid admission for 3 people. The kids all had a blast and us parents were entertained too! It's very nostalgic and my 4...More

Thank FavoriteThings
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Tommy Bartlett passed away in 1998 and coincidentally this was the last time the Exploratory was updated. Whoever is in charge of running this attraction needs to open up their purse springs and start spending some of that Tommy Bartlett Estate cash. The virtual reality...More

3  Thank T-NutsP-Nuts
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Brenda I
Is this good for younger children or tweens/teens also? thanks.
18 July 2016|
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Response from teachmom3 | Reviewed this property |
All ages!
Marcia F
What is the cost?
26 March 2016|
Response from Penguin_3521 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15.00, children (5-11) $12.00