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“Kids love it.”

Tommy Bartlett Exploratory
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Owner description: Visitors can journey through the original Russian MIR space station, as well as other exhibits.
Bayside
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Kids love it.”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Our children love going to this place. I wish they would want to go to somethign else. They are 10 and still enjoy it. Look for discounts coupons, doesnt change from year to year. We always use coupons.

Visited June 2013
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New Prague, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun and educational but dated”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Ironically I was about 6 in 1983 the last time I was there, and I think some of the exhibits haven't changed at all since then.

That being said I had my 5 and 7 year old with me, so it was all new to them. It's fun and educational, but dated and I would say not the cleanest.

There was only one other family there at the same time as us, and we were often wanting to look at the same things at the same time. So I can't imagine what it would be like in the summer when it's busy.

Visited November 2013
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Williamsburg, Iowa
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great indoor experience for kids of all ages”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

We've been here a few times and it's always lots of fun and very educational. We spent 3 hours there, but could easily double that. The kids love the experiments. It's all hands on and all self guided so you can spend as much time as you want with each exhibit. As the adult in the group I was never bored either. I would recommend this place to any family with kids and even to adults without kids.

Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dated and not very clean”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

My husband visited this science museum when he was a child 20 years ago and he said it really hadn't changed a bit. It needs a lot of updating and a good scrub down.
My 4 year old was fascinated by the spaceship entrance though and he enjoyed himself with all the interactive science activities, but I felt like I need to bathe him in purel after. Would go back if they updated the facility.

Visited June 2013
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Duluth, MN
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fun but outdated”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The exploratory is a fun and unique experience, filled with hands-on puzzles and experiments. It will appeal to most kids and adults, although the exhibits are beginning to feel outdated. The exhibit is also getting a bit worn down and would definitely benefit from some updating. If you can find a good coupon for this exhibit (easy to find in the dells coupon book or passport to savings) then it would be a good option, especially to escape the heat and crowds of the day.

Visited September 2013
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