Tommy Bartlett Exploratory, Wisconsin Dells

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Get up close and personal with a Russian space station at Tommy Bartlett Exploratory and explore technology and science. More than 174 hands-on exhibits invite visitors to interact with space modules. The High Wire Skycycle attracts kids to a different kind of bike ride--one where they mount a bicycle balanced on a tightrope and ride across the sky. This and other exhibits add fun to physics, space exploration, and technology. Purchase tickets online to avoid crowds at the reception desk during the busy season. With our international travel planner, Wisconsin Dells attractions like Tommy Bartlett Exploratory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My husband and I took our five year old daughter there, and we all had a good time with all the hands on activities, and also enjoyed a walk way that looked like you were walking in space with stars a...  more »
  • As a family of 5 with kids ranging in age from 19 - 14 we had a GREAT time!! Very hands on, we could go at our own pace and spent three hours here.  more »
  • My family is very science oriented, so my boys (ages 5 and 7) were dying to visit the exploratory. It is dated, some exhibit pieces didn't work and this definitely isn't cutting edge science. That bei...  more »
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  • An amusing experience if you like optical illusions, mind games, and puzzles. The experience is aimed at wowing little ones and teaching them, but adults can certainly have fun here too! We spent about an hour wandering the halls here. The space station display at the end is also very neat and informative if you're curious about space exploration. I would say the exhibit is a bit dated, but we still enjoyed ourselves here.
  • It's so cheesy in just the greatest way. We went on Christmas Eve day and it closed early (2pm). There were also very few people there so we stayed close to three hours slowly working our way through. This place is really great for kids. There are interactive and educational exhibits to last at least an afternoon. This is a must stop on a trip to the dells. It's probably good to do about once every five years or so.
  • Pricey for what is there. It's pretty dated but our kids like it. They ask to go ever time we go to the dells. We have been there three times. It is like back to the future lots of old school science things. Some things don't work the best. There's a cool digger construction thing kids can operate that our kids fight over.
  • I went there with my kids 6 and 8 years of age. The place has entertaining puzzles, optical illusions and activities / games that you would typically have at a Children's museum or similar place. Some of the exhibits need to be updated, that still make references to color televisions, or telephone wire. Kids had fun nonetheless.
  • Amazing way of learning in a fun way kids loved it.
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