Recommended experiences in and around Lexington. There were empty spaces, broken exhibits, safety hazards etc. It was $18 for my 1 year old son & I to get in. Please choose a different date. We thoroughly enjoyed it. This place was probably great and still has potential, but something needs to change. Staff is super friendly and helpful. For more information on new safety procedures click here. There is a great bubble room, a pretend veterinary and Dr. clinic, life size horse and cow statues that your child can sit on, different exhibits that make music, a couple great water displays that are hands-on (make sure to grab bibs! Lexington, KY United States 40507 Phone #: (859) 258-3253 Directions: Downtown Lexington directly across from the Lexington Opera House and next to the Lexington Children's Theater. He loved the bubble room and the water play area.

The fact that the leadership hasn't pursued any improvements in a decade is pathetic. And corporate sponsors shame on you too. This place was very disappointing. Has not changed anything for ages. We can do better, Lexington. The exhibits look tired and worn and may have been exciting long ago. Get details of Location, timings and ... It’s a non-profit museum so obviously not as elaborate as others HOWEVER my 4 and 6 years olds spent 3.5 hours and STILL did not want to leave!!! It looked no better than a rundown day care. I had heard of the Explorium as being a fun place for kids so was rather excited to accompany a group of students on a field trip here. That seems excessive for me for what the space is. We got a groupon, and it was worth what we paid, though I can't imagine spending more than a couple of hours here, nor do I feel the visit would be worth the standard admission rate. The party was suppose to start at 1:30 and they started setting up at 1:30 and they didn't even have the birthday boys chair in the room until 2! This site uses cookies to improve your experience, to enhance site security and to show you personalised advertising.

Some of the kids that was suppose to attend were sick that day so we had a surplus of ice cream and one of the parents asked for an ice cream and the hostess said no even though I ended up with less than the 16 kids the package provided for!!! Happy baby = happy momma. Most of the exhibits were old or not working. Kids always have fun and it's been clean on my visits. I found a Groupon that saved me $5, and we had the most enjoyable morning! Pack in the main highlights of the Kentucky thoroughbred horse scene into just a few hours without renting or driving a car. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. 31 reviews of Explorium Of Lexington "Meh. She played in every area … I was shocked by how neglected this museum was. Browse She played in every area (there are 2 very full floors)! She ran a farm stand and made huge bubbles. Explorium of Lexington, Lexington, KY. 8.8K likes. She dug for fossils and played an xylophone with her feet. That being said- the Explorium feels as though it is stuck in the 80s. We went on a Sunday to waste some time, and it ended up being just that. Bubble solution was weak, art room a mess, sand and dirt spilled out in the second floor.As others have commented, all employees appeared to be chilling at the front desk.

Most of the toys seem old. Many cities have fabulous museums for children. Bubble room was creative and several of the exhibits were fun for our kids. Lexington Tourism; Lexington Accommodation; Lexington Bed and Breakfast; Lexington Holiday Rentals; Lexington Holiday Packages; Lexington Flights; Lexington Restaurants I'm surprised the building has not been condemned or shut down.Someone needs to come in and either buy out the building and replace it with something else, or it needs new management to come in and revamp it. I thought it was quite expensive for her and 4 adults who werent going to play. It’s a non-profit museum so obviously not as elaborate as others HOWEVER my 4 and 6 years olds spent 3.5 hours and STILL did not want to leave!!! Love the items they sell, too. This was an interesting and hands on experience for my grandchildren. *Bonus* if you can get a Groupon or visit on a free day! It was $9 for each of us and that's for the whole day so we could leave grab lunch and then come back. ". This place is AWFUL & makes Lexington look bad. Exhibits are broken . Pack in the main highlights of the Kentucky thoroughbred horse scene into just a few hours without renting or driving a car. I just spent the morning at Explorium with my 2 year old granddaughter. There are a variety of spaces for kids to learn about horses, food, doctors, spiders, space, bubbles, etc. It needs refreshing. Even the bubble room was kind of gross (and the bubbles didn't really work). With some updates, better maintenance and more frequent rotation of exhibits, this could be a place to see again and again! I saw many families enjoying the museum together. Lex really needs to step up its game for kids. Please contact the business for updated hours/services due to the COVID-19 advisory. Fast forward to monday and she is sicker than a dog with Roseola virus.

New Hours beginning October 1. Keep K-6 distance learning on track with safe childcare. I know that there are groups & organizations that  would financially support a complete overhaul of this museum. My toddler would have loved the toddler play area, but everything was strewn about and difficult to find what you were looking for. Given the cleaning, repairs, and updates it needs, I find it a bit too pricey, but it's the best Lexington has to offer and is a good option if it's rainy or too hot to play outside. First off, it was filthy and looked as if it hasn't been cleaned in years. On your tour, a professional guide details the Kentucky thoroughbred horse lifestyle and culture. We did arrive in the afternoon, but the place was in disarray. It's dirty, the exhibits are old & dilapidated. Just. $9 a person and only saw a few staff it seems as if they would put more money back into the place and the exhibits. It's definitely not worth the full-price admission.