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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 877.625.4FUN

The Gulf Coast

Exploreum Science Center

is a not-for-profit, mission-based,...

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


Wonder and My BodyWorks, the most advanced health exhibit in the nation.


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



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Terrific afternoon diversion

We were actually coming into town to go to the USS Alabama when I caught a glimpse of the billboard for the Exploreum on I-10. Easy to get to, easy, free parking, friendly and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wayne C
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were actually coming into town to go to the USS Alabama when I caught a glimpse of the billboard for the Exploreum on I-10. Easy to get to, easy, free parking, friendly and helpful staff, clean, and fun. No complaints. We didn't see the IMAX show so can't report on that. They did say that there are no commercial... More 

Thank Wayne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here with our kids. We all had a great time. There us something for everyone! Well worth it!

Thank Mike G
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice exhibits when we were there. They had a human body exhibit and an exhibit of guitars and we enjoyed them both. They have crafts for the kids and an adorable play area that the little ones will love. Worth the visit

Thank Donna W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

There were a few fun things to, the body exhibit was cool, but it just wasn't what I was expecting. Not many exhibits, and the funnest playplace was limited to ages 5 and under.

Thank Tiffany H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The IMAX theater is awesome, the sound is amazing. You feel like you're right in the middle of the film. If visiting a definite must

Thank sjbwolfe
Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are some very interesting and thought provoking exhibits. My grandson loved the interactive exhibits. I just admit, I loved them, too. The IMax has great movies. Very realistic. We saw once on flight. Couldn't watch - I was getting motion sickness. Totally recommend.

Thank patriciapL6130RK
Cantonment, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I'm proud to know this is in our local area. It's not just for kids either. Adults will be just as excited to walk and learn in this spectacular building. Always a cool change to escape the hot summer days. Clean, well maintained and friendly staff always!

Thank Chrissy B
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We recently visited the Exploreum while passing through Mobile. We spent about three hours there but could have definitely spent many more. Our favorite part was the Sherlock exhibit. The admission price is very reasonable, and it also includes a movie. We went on a Saturday afternoon, and it was deserted. We almost had it to ourselves.

Thank JulesFromLC
Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I should probably not write this response being we only visited for 15 minutes. We came for a national convention and my daughter wanted to visit the science center. But we enjoyed ourselves for those 15 minutes. We ran upstairs were the sound area is and we thought it was pretty cool to see how everyday household things can make... More 

Thank rendk1982
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is one of the best kept secrets in Mobile. Catch one of the great exhibits and entertain the kiddos.

Thank Trigerfish

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