1. Ashley Lawrence

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    Simply put– WASTE OF TIME- I could do much better putting a set of blocks on a table and fashioning some boxes that make noise myself. . . $30.00 could have been put to much better use. My husband and I were very dissappointed. The place was poorly organized, with no logical flow. . . I will say, some of the interactive exhibits were neat, but most looked as though they had their heyday 25 years ago. Honestly, I think this place is in need of someone who has the time and money to make it what it should be– a place with exhibits that are new; relevant to kids in the 21st century, and organized. This could be such a great place— but for the lack of funds, lack of care, and time invested in giving this place what it needs to be worth the $30.00 for a family of 4. . . it was a sore disappointment, boring, and a waste of time. Someone-PLEASE- give this place the money and direction it needs; it COULD be amazing. . . but don’t waste your time now.

  2. Dan Lawrence

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    This could be a fantastic venue – the building’s beautiful, with great views of the river and an interesting design. But it’s mostly empty, and many of the attractions feel thrown-together and shabby. I understand it may be worth the visit when special exhibitions are under way, but we won’t be repeating the trip under other circumstances.

  3. Ben K

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    My kids LOVE Exploration Place, they’re always begging to go, and I always have a blast taking them. They do have some upkeep issues, but that hasn’t seemed to dampen my kid’s love of the place. We’ve even gone just to play with the Kiva blocks, or the “water sculptures” for an hour. Sometimes we barely get past the awesome ball bearing motorized sculpture in the foyer. But here’s the big reason we can do that without complaining about what’s in disrepair or the price: we have a membership. It’s $75 per year for a family. With a family of four, go ten times in the next year and that boils down to $1.88 per person each visit. Go just twice and you’re already saving money. If you’ve got a family of 8, well then you’re saving money right out of the gate. And if you know you’re getting in and out for that kind of scratch, it makes it easy to just stop by for an hour just like you would if you were going to the park, and you won’t feel like you have to make the day of it. It’s like an indoor, year-round, all weather playground with some other cool stuff to look at too. Don’t let the haters keep you away, make this place a regular part of your family outings. You’ll be glad you did.

  4. Scott natale

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    Place sux. Never changes. Good for one visit only. When they get something new you best grab your ass & get ready to shell out the $$$.

  5. Matt Padgett

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    We paid for an annual family membership expecting to use it a lot. Honestly, due to the exhibits rarely changing, what they do have being constantly broke, rarely getting in new movies….ect, there is no way we used it enough to pay for the membership. We will not be renewing this year. In all honesty, a great place to visit 2-3 times a year. You would be able to hit all of the exhibit changes and all movies for the year, off of those 2-3 times. Seriously tho, they need to put in more effort into maintaining what they do have….