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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory Wisconsin Dells

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Tommy Bartlett Exploratory
560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells
WI
53965
Tel: 608 254 2525

Directions

Located on Wisconsin Dells Parkway, 2 miles north of I90/94 at exit 92.

Where are we going today?

Unlock the scientific secrets to a universe of fun! The Tommy Bartlett Exploratory is a dazzling, one-of-a-kind playground for your imagination. More than 150 hands-on activities will have you guessing, thinking and exploring the world of science, space and technology.

There is plenty to discover for every member of your family. Like the Original Russian Space Station MIR, and exciting virtual reality experiences, including our highly-popular Virtual Sports Center. New in 2008, see an exact replica of the Mercury Space Capsule - the United States first manned spacecraft. You will also find computerized interactive games and mind-boggling puzzles. And be sure to test your courage with a ride on our High Wire SkyCycle! You can ride on the worlds thinnest bike trail, a one-inch cable 12 feet in the air! (Please note that SkyCycle and Gyrotron are seasonal.)

All day, every day, the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory is the place for interactive family fun. Once you enter the Exploratory, you are sure to get lost in a world of science, technology, space and fun!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$13
  • Children$10
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Summer: 9am to 9pm. All other times 10am to 4pm.

I'm Hungry!

Syno's Cafe available..

Need a little extra help?

Disabled access and wheelchair access..

What people are saying?

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    My family began our tour through Tommy Bartlett’s Exploratory Center with some skepticism after a huge disappointment at Top Secret the previous day. We were very pleasantly surprised though. Even though we were there in the off season and had almost the entire place to ourselves, it still took nearly two hours to complete the tour. My son had a lot of fun and there are a few things here that you absolutely can’t see anywhere else. I highly recommend taking a tour here.

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    We went on a cloudy morning and walked right in and saw maybe two other families. The exhibits are outdated but our kids (5 and 2) had a great time! It was a great way to spend a dreary morning! There are coupons for almost everything at the Dells you just have to look. We had one for 25% off, so the price wasn't too bad.

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    Looks so appealing from the outside but inside it is so outdated! My boys are very into space right now so they enjoyed the robots and theme but it seems like nothing has been updated since the late 1980's. We had free passes and I would have been more upset if I had paid. Its a good thing to do on a rainy day but there are a lot of other attractions to see.

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    My young children, 6 and 9, had a good time playing in the facility, but as others have mentioned it is a bit outdated. They do have a Discount if you go to this and the Tommy Bartlett show. It could deffinately be expanded and updated to make it more of a draw on its own and not just a tack on like it seems to be now.

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    Went twice 95 `& 2007 nice to falling apart. Please fix this dump

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