Welcome to the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Hours and Admission

The Exploreum is open six days a week. Our admission prices vary depending on your age. Exploreum members get the best prices. Click here to sign up for your membership today!

Holiday Hours

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 following Sundays and/or Mondays:

  • January 30
  • Presidents' Day February 20 (Lundi Gras Day)
  • Spring Break, April 16
  • Memorial Day, May 28
  • Labor Day, September 2 and 3
  • Columbus Day, October 8
  • Veteran's Day, November 12 (observed on Monday)
  • New Year's Eve, December 31
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. January 21, 2013

Effective Monday, February 6, 2012, the Exploreum's new hours of operation will be:
Hours of Operation


Individual Admission

and Exhibits

Member$5.00 Adults/$2.50 Children
Child (2-12)$13.50
Youth (13-18)/Seniors (60+)$15.00
Adult (19+)


MILITARY DISCOUNTS: All active duty military receive our member pricing listed above. Please present ID at Box Office to receive these benefits. 

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 12 must be chaperoned by an adult.

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