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Gulf Coast Exploreum

Conveniently located in downtown Mobile, Gulf Coast Exploreum is an exceptional regional science center dedicated to promoting science literacy. The non-profit organization offers hands-on, interactive science exhibits and big screen films for all ages. The traveling exhibit at the Exploreum invites the public to experience some of the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth. Specifically designed for children ages 5 and under, Wharf of Wonder is a 3,000-square-foot exhibit that features a shrimp boat docked on Mobile Bay, complete with a wharf, a marketplace, and a lighthouse. Free workshops and programs are offered. More than 20 new science exhibits are housed in the Hands-On Hall - the original exhibit gallery. The gallery features push, pull, and tinker, with exhibits dedicated to unraveling the basics of electricity and simple mechanics. Inside the Minds-On Hall, the visitors are allowed to view a virtual fish tank, infrared image exhibits, and construct a roller coaster, and then take it for a ride. Also in Minds-On Hall, the public can explore one of the final frontiers in 3-D. To enjoy a wacky science demonstration led by the Exploreum’s mad scientist, visit the Ciba Lab. Through interactive, hands-on experiences, the science center provides children with learning opportunities. The Exploreum can be a perfect setting to host a birthday party. Well-suited for personal or corporate receptions and meetings, the 3-story atrium and IMAX Dome Theater are available to rent. Camps, overnight adventures, and tour packages are offered as well. The Teachers Resource Center at the Exploreum offers educational programs, curriculum-relevant workshops, and field trips. Interesting gifts inspired by the current exhibits are available at the Exploreum's gift stores.