Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Mobile
Where is it at?
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
65 Government Street
Tel: 251 208 6873
Where are we going today?
Don't you just love mixing things, trying things, attempting things, and working out how things work? That's all science! And there's no better way to learn than to really explore with your hands and mind.
The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center offers more than 150 interactive exhibits, fun and hands-on educational programs as well as fascinating and thought-provoking IMAX films to really engage kids and get them excited about science.
The museum aims to spark the imagination and curiosity, and instil a sense of wonder in the world. They have been going for more than 30 years and still love when they see a kids face light up when they have just discovered something new! The "aha moment"!
They have a BioLab which is an interactive healthy and biology laboratory where kids of all ages can try their hands at REAL experiments! They will also get to watch entertaining demonstrations. They can push, tinker, pull and play with over 50 exhibits dedicated to showing them the basics of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, and all the weird and wonderful things connected to our world!
For the littlest scientists, they also have the Wharf of Wonder where they are provided with a learning environment especially for them (under 5 years old) - as well as their parents. Here, in the safe environment, they will build their self-confidence, expand and explore their creativity and curiosity.
After all that, you can get your health fix in MyBodyWorks, where you can test your reflexes and flex your muscles! Ooh look at that strength!
They also hold many events throughout the year for the whole family, including parents night out, documentary nights and summer camps - so keep an eye out for them!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsExhibit only: $12 (over 19)
- ChildrenExhibit only: $10 (ages 2 - 12) / $10.50 (13 -- 18)
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
Monday to Thursday 10am - 5pm / Fri & Sat 10am - 8pm / Sun 12pm - 5pm
Open on Sundays and Mondays during some holidays (Presidents, Memorial, Labor, Columbus, Veterans Da
The Center can help you with guides, field trips, lesson plans, overnight programs and outreach programs - what a great way to learn science! .
Any Top Tips?
They can help with your kids birthday parties! Celebrate in science style! .
What people are saying?
by Destinee Bliss
I'm currently a marketing intern here and I just love the environment! This center is fully dedicated to providing people of all ages with a fun and educational science experience. They have created more offers to make the experience cost as low as possible, such as the membership program which gives you access to the exploreum year-round for an annual fee. There will be 3 new IMAX films featured this year in the dome. Definitely one of the highlights of Mobile. You won't regret visit(s) here!
by Wes Funes
Volunteered here. The IMAX is great and the Museum/IMAX combo is a good value. Your kids will love it.
by brenda sims
To expensive for a family
by A Google User
Romantic, Historical, and Quality Movies! Good people, good theater. Well worth the time and money to see a show. I've seen a variety of different things at this Theater. I love this venue. It's beautiful inside. A very interesting building. Beautiful inside. I enjoyed going there.
by A Google User
Terrible! I guess everything is relative, but compared to discovery place this place is way behind. We feel asleep in the IMAX and left 3/4 through because it was soo boring. The hands on was the only decent part , but even that was small. Megladon? I expected to see sharks, not a metal skeleton... Dont waste $67. For 2 adults and 2 kids.