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Get up close and personal with a Russian space station at Tommy Bartlett Exploratory and explore technology and science. More than 174 hands-on exhibits invite visitors to interact with space modules. The High Wire Skycycle attracts kids to a different kind of bike ride--one where they mount a bicycle balanced on a tightrope and ride across the sky. This and other exhibits add fun to physics, space exploration, and technology. Purchase tickets online to avoid crowds at the reception desk during the busy season. With our international travel planner, Wisconsin Dells attractions like Tommy Bartlett Exploratory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Tommy Bartlett Exploratory reviews
We visited this science museum and spent half a day there. Right from the various exhibits depicting the various scientific principles to the space zone and the final place of puzzles, it was a place.... more
We visited this science museum and spent half a day there. Right from the various exhibits depicting the various scientific principles to the space zone and the final place of puzzles, it was a place.... more »
Our entire group ages 4-66 enjoyed this stop. It had interesting hands on science/puzzle type displays. It kept everyone's interest. We had stayed at the Kalahari so we got free passes for it. It...
Our entire group ages 4-66 enjoyed this stop. It had interesting hands on science/puzzle type displays. It kept everyone's interest. We had stayed at the Kalahari so we got free passes for it. It... more »
Great place to take the kids for fun and learning. My wife and I took our 4 year old and 6 year old and we spent about 2 hours exploring all the exhibits and attractions. There were even cool exhibits for the adults. The place is split up into 4 separate rooms (sectors) and there's a space shuttle exhibit with a stimulator ride (for an additional fee). The price of admission was more than fair and the customer service was excellent. Definitely, check this place out, it's fun for the whole family.
We enjoyed this experience, but mainly because we got free tickets from the hotel we were staying at, and because we went in April during the off-season. It would not be enjoyable if it was crowded. They had a ton of science experiments to try out. It was very hands on and interactive and there was something for everyone. Some of the information and technology is severely outdated, but it has a mom-n-pop feel to it. A few things were broken, not working, or missing pieces. Every exhibit has something to read that explains how to use it and what it all means. You can get through the place in an hour skimming through a lot or spend a few hours doing every single thing. It is a little difficult but not impossible to maneuver through with a stroller. I imagine it would be a nightmare if the place was crowded. The only staff we saw the entire visit was the person working the register in the gift shop. The gift shop was kind of disappointing. It has some souvenirs that advertised their summer attractions, but not much else. A lot of unbranded stuff you might buy with tickets at an arcade--the stuff kids desperately want you to buy for them. You go through it to get out, but you also go through there to pay at the beginning so I imagine it gets a little crowded at times. Overall, we had a good time and would recommend going if you can keep your expectations manageable.
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