Hours and Admission
Our admission prices vary depending on age of guest (see chart below). Exploreum members get the best prices. Please see our membership page for more information.
For additional information on general admission and special group pricing please call 1-251-208-6893.
For general information please call our Box Office 1-251-208-6893.
Please see our calendar here for any special closings or holidays.
The Exploreum closes for the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Joe Cain Day (Sunday before Mardi Gras), Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday and Easter Sunday.
The Exploreum will be OPEN on the Sundays and Mondays during some holidays. Dates subject to change. Please call our box office to confirm open and closed dates. 1-251-208-6893.
Groups and Field Trips:
Please call 1-251-208-6881 for special group and field trip rates. See our field trip page for more details.
Blue Star (Military) Discounts:
Memorial Day through Labor Day the Gulf Coast Exploreum participates in the Blue Star Museums programs. Active and Retired military get into Exploreum exhibits for free along with their dependents. IMAX an additional charge (Member pricing).
Military Discounts (during non-Blue Star programs):
Active Duty/Retired Personnel with proper ID receive member rate: Free/Discount Exhibit only admission or $6.00 combo. Dependents/Spouse/Any other military personnel with proper ID receive $1.25 off Exhibits admission.
EXPLOREUM POLICIES: Once tickets are redeemed, refunds, exchanges and rain checks are not offered. Exploreum prices include sales tax. The Exploreum is a smoke-free facility. No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed. Days and hours of operation are subject to change without notice. The Exploreum is not responsible for lost and stolen items. Children under the age of 16 must be chaperoned by an adult.
Directions and Parking
The Exploreum is conveniently located in historic downtown Mobile within walking distance of the The Fort of Colonial Mobile and the Alabama Cruise Ship Terminal. The Exploreum is next door to the History Museum of Mobile and across the street from the Mobile Convention Center and the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel.
The Exploreum is at 65 Government Street between Royal and Water Streets. Visitors traveling via Interstate 10 should take Exit 26B (Water Street). As you come off the interstate ramp, the Exploreum is located to your immediate left. Turn left on Government Street for the main entrance to the Exploreum.
For additional information please call 1-251-208-6893.
For other nearby lodging or other information, please visit the Visit Mobile website for the lowdown on what to do, where to eat and more in Mobile and the surrounding areas.
Want to get the most out of your visit to Mobile? Give Bay City Tours a call and book one of their great tours of Historic Mobile. They even have a Ghost Tour available! Click the link here or call toll-free: 1.800.338.5597
There are several convenient parking options for visitors in the downtown area:
The Fort of Colonial Mobile
- Located one block from the Exploreum on Royal Street.
- No overnight parking.
Cooper Riverside Park
- Located on Water Street across from the Exploreum.
- No overnight parking.
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel Parking Garage
Mobile Convention Center Parking Garage
Mobile County Parking Garage
- Located along most streets in downtown Mobile.
- Free on weekends. (Subject to change.)
- Some meters only accept quarters
The Exploreum Science Center does not own or endorse any of the above parking facilities. The Exploreum will not be held responsible for any damages to your vehicle or property if you park at one of the above areas.