The Exploreum in downtown Mobile, Alabama, has an exciting roster of events for the holidays and upcoming in 2022.
A railroad wonderland, incredible inventions and dinosaurs on the big screen are just a few of the science center’s events designed to delight and educate kids and adults alike with hands-on exploration and learning.
For ticket information and other details, visit www.exploreum.com.
STEM Wonderland – November 2021 – January 2022
Vibrant holiday decorations will set the stage for a myriad of STEM based fun for all ages, while Imagination Playground will be available for building an igloo ice village. Visitors will learn about the North and South poles, penguins, polar bears, and more as they venture through the exhibit. We will also have the iconic model railroad set up by the Mobile Society of Model Engineers – a tradition that has been going strong in Mobile for over 30 years now. So come out and get in the holiday spirit with us here at the Exploreum! Sponsored by Mobile County District 2.
The Science of Archimedes – February 28 – May 14, 2022
Journey back in time more than 2,000 years to discover the incredible inventions of Archimedes, the father of modern science. Handcrafted by the Artisans of Florence, Archimedes contains more than 60 exhibits and inventions, many of which are hands-on, allowing visitors the opportunity to use them in an epic, interactive environment. Guests will be encouraged to explore the innovative machines that continue to influence the technologies of today (many of which are powered by sustainable energy sources).
“Dinosaurs of Antarctica,” Poarch Band of Creek Indians Digital Dome Theater – February 28, May 27, 2022
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals—where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation—and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change. Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.
“Backyard Wilderness,” Poarch Band of Creek Indians Digital Dome Theater – February 28 – May 27, 2022
Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things that can transform you forever – you just need to step outside.
About Exploreum Science Center
With numerous interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life Giant Screen films, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the Exploreum Science Center aspires to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast region, residents and visitors alike. By sparking imagination, creating curiosity and instilling a sense of wonder in the world, the Exploreum has been a cornerstone of informal learning on the Gulf Coast since its inception more than 35 years ago. Thanks to the ongoing support of the community – visionary civic leaders, generous donors and volunteers – the Exploreum continues to offer educational opportunities in a fun learning environment.