The Exploreum Science Center has been a center of science learning and family fun for over 30 years. Voted one of Alabama’s top attractions several years in a row, it remains a unique destination for school groups and families alike! From the young to the young at heart, the Exploreum has something for all ages. Home to several permanent, and ever evolving galleries, there is always something new to experience. From hands on science education and entertainment, to educator lead experiments and demonstrations, we have perfected the art of making science fun and memorable! Adding to the experience are world class traveling exhibits, our dedicated demo spaces, and exciting special events all year round. We also have our very own cafe where you can relax and grab a bite to eat a unique gift shop as well to grab that perfect souvenir or gift for friends and family!
Hands on Hall
Hands on Hall is a Project STE(A)M experience, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This space encourages students to use problem solving and critical thinking skills as they work independently or collaborate on creative activities. Within the gallery you will find the Science Squad Headquarters. This lab offers big bang science in the areas of physics and chemistry.
Wharf of Wonder
Wharf of Wonder, designed for the smallest of our scientists, is a learning adventure for kids ages 0-6. Pre-kindergarten teachers can reserve a unique Wharf of Wonder field trip that includes hands-on activities and special programs for our youngest explorers. The exhibit area is filled with objects that foster dramatic play, promote tactile exploration, stimulate sensorimotor learning and encourage peer interaction.
AM/NS Calvert Curiosity Factory
AM/NS Calvert Curiosity Factory is one of our newest gallery additions. Featuring both classic and new tech, this area has everything from a Lego wall and parachute tubes to our laser and earthquake tables. Housed within this gallery is the ExploreTec STEM Lab. With 15 computer stations, 3D printers, robotics, drones and so much more, this lab is the perfect place for students to learn the technological skills that are essential for our future engineers.
My BodyWorks and Mission Nutrition allow visitors to learn more about the skin they’re in and how to make healthy choices. These galleries challenge visitors to test their physical fitness, explore whole systems, and learn about food for life. Within these galleries is the iHealthy Lab, an interactive, multifunctional health and biology laboratory. These galleries were developed in collaboration with Infirmary Health System.