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Address: 440 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1206 (Formerly Lexington Children's Museum)
Phone Number:
+1 859-258-3253
13:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of...

Here's a museum where you can touch and play with everything! Explorium of Lexington is a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity for kids of all ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sundays from 1 to 5PM. Open Mondays from Memorial Day - Labor Day 10-5. Admission is $8 per person.

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Great place for kids

We took our 2 year old grandson as part of his birthday. He had a great time. Liked milking the cow. The bank vault . The 2-3 year old play area and the bubble room. Other reviews... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
william f
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lots to do and see. There is science, art, cultural experiences for all ages. I love to go with or without my kids...who started going to the Explorium almost 20 years ago :)

Thank Melodee P
Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We had guest visiting from out of town and thought this would be a great place to take their 7 year old son. Upon our arrival we were never greeted or told to have a good time or given any directions about the Explorium. There were so many of the stations that were not operating properly, the puppets for the... More 

4 Thank Flynstigator
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my family visited the Explorium in Lexington, KY at Victorian Square in September 2016. I was very disappointed in this visit. This is our 3rd time at this facility. There were many exhibits that did not work. The Bubble Room had no working bubbles, the exhibit at the entrance with the water showing how erosion happens, was almost... More 

1 Thank pammyfluffy
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 year old grandson as part of his birthday. He had a great time. Liked milking the cow. The bank vault . The 2-3 year old play area and the bubble room. Other reviews have mentioned the cleanliness but as it could be with the amount of people that visit. Water was clear in river and in... More 

Thank william f
Winchester, Kentucky
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My daughter and nephew had a blast here! I hadn't been since I was a child, and unfortunately, there were still several things from my childhood and they weren't very clean. However, there were some new things, and the kids loved it! Great interactive stations and sensory learning.

Thank Hannah R
Ave Maria, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We spent 2 hours (Mom and 11, 8 and 2 yr. sons). The older two loved exploring and helping their young brother. They also enjoyed exhibits like the rock wall, horses and the water table dam area. We had a few hours to spend in Lexington while we waited for older brothers and this was a fun way to pass... More 

Thank SmithFamilyof6
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I've enjoyed the Explorium since I was a child. I took my two boys there yesterday and they had a blast but I was really disappointed in the condition of a lot of the exhibits. Some of the things I wouldn't let them touch because they are FILTHY. The water in the water table is brown, the water in the... More 

Thank shanna k
Greenville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We came here last year and it wasn't in great shape then. My daughter insisted on coming again and lasted a total of 30 minutes. It needs to be shut down, cleaned up, repainted and restock all areas. It is really run down. Scheduling is a must-there were 3 different bus loads of kids last Friday when we visited. One... More 

Thank picky161
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It is a very well thought out facility for young kids. There is plenty to do for hours. The staff is friendly and courteous. The place could be a little better maintained as some things were not working. But, its one of the best places for young kids in the city for sure.

Thank Edward P
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137 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This place is great and has lots of fun activities! We went with 2 & 3 year olds and they had a blast!!! Price at $8 per person for s good too!!! There's loads to keep them entertained and occupied and after almost 3 hours we had to drag them out.!!!!! Favourites were the bubble room, water fountain and the... More 

Thank zekiep

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