Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, Mobile

3.9
#2 of 6 in Nightlife in Mobile
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Theater
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a non-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, Alabama, 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. Voted the 2008-2009 Alabama Attraction of the Year, nominated as Best Family Attraction in Mobile for ten consecutive years and a Top 15 Science Center in the Country, the Exploreum is the only science technology center serving south Alabama, south Mississippi and northwest Florida.

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  • This place is awesome. Stopped here on a king road trip. Great chance for my 3 year old to run around and play, educational as well! The dinosaur exhibit was there when we were and it was awesome!!  more »
  • This science center is part of the the astc passport program and had loads of interactive exhibits for kids to explore. It was a great way to spend a wet morning as we passed through mobile  more »
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  • The Exploreum was a bit smaller than I expected and some of the exhibits were closed for remodeling or updating when we were there on a Friday afternoon. The staff we interacted with was quite friendly and knowledgeable on the exhibits. I think our conversations with one of the staff was my favorite part of the experience. Our older elementary age and middle school age kids were entertained but not fascinated. But I think younger aged kids might enjoy it a bit more.
  • This place is awesome. Brought my kids. But I think I enjoyed it way more than them! I wish i would have found the back exhibits earlier. I went closer to closing and they were cleaning the ball pit for kids. My daughter would have had the best time. We stopped and got ice cream before going home. The gift shop has items on clearance as well.

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