Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Directions & Parking

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 nearby lodging please visit the Exploreum’s 2014-2015 hotel partner, Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown Historic District or 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.
  • Free parking across the street from the Fort.
  • No overnight parking.

Cooper Riverside Park

  • Located on Water Street across from the Exploreum.
  • Free parking.
  • No overnight parking.

Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel Parking Garage


Mobile Convention Center Parking Garage


Mobile County Parking Garage


Metered Parking

  • Located along most streets in downtown Mobile.
  • $1 per hour
  • Free on weekends
  • Some meters only accept quarters


The Gulf Coast Exploreum 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.