If your kids love to play and you love for them to learn, then you already know why the Kentucky Science Center is a great place to visit!
UPDATE 12/10/2018: We visited the Science Center again this year in October. We got there around 4:30pm on a Saturday and found out the Kentucky Science Center offers a special on Fridays & Saturday after 5pm. Exhibit only tickets are only $5+tax!!! Woot woot! ur family of 5 saved $34 just waiting 30 minutes to go until 5pm. If you want to take advantage of this great discount but get there a little before 5pm just walk about 1 blog East to the Kentucky Arts & Crafts Museum.
This multilevel museum in downtown Louisville is perfect for all ages! From little babies to a group of seniors, the different interactive exhibits available make for a fun day. My kids are elementary range and my husband and I are in our 40s. We all loved it!
[Please forgive the lack of photos my phone battery died just as we got there. ]
Not only are there lots of different learning centers, it also includes a 4 story high theater. The movies are changed regularly and some are even 3D. The showing that we saw was about the Galapagos Islands and brought up lively discussion and debate between us after seeing it. Wondering what’s showing right now? Check this link.
Also on our visit there were interactive temporary displays setup with volunteers that helped show how the brain responds to different events or chemicals. My kids’ favorite was trying on different goggles to see how being tired, after a stroke, or drunk could mess up vision. They were instructed to put on the goggles and try to walk and try to throw a ball into a 5 gallon bucket. It was hilarious but a good teaching moment as well. Having these temporary displays was another reason why the Kentucky Science Center is a great place to visit.
Other fun activities at the museum includes playdates for kids 0-4, schools out summer camps(for elementary through high school), special needs summer camps, overnight adventures, events for scouts (cubs, girls, and boys), and even fun stuff for adults too! Check this link to find out what’s on the calendar during your visit here.
Just a few of our favorite exhibits
The scarf thing that takes up a big wall – It’s near bathrooms so if you have a group it’ll keep kids busy while others are in the bathroom.
The tower building blocks to make an archway – It was a little high for my youngest to reach be able to help place the center block so we all helped as a family. Parenting win!
The nano technology – I learned alot!
Getting to sit in a space capsule
The mummy display
Building a suspension bridge
Making a paper rocket and launching that thing like 2 stories
My kids are elementary aged and the museum is definitely geared to that age range. We were there for a over 3 hours including seeing the movie. But if you have toddlers, there’s plenty to keep them super busy and interested especially for the amount of time that toddlers are willing to stay in one place. They have a fun tunnel play area with grocery store, little areas to build things, and a couple other things.
If you are an adult or have teens, the movie theater is awesome. Also there are fun interactive exhibits for all ages like trying to make a bubble around yourself on the first floor. There are interesting human body and organ displays and more on the 3rd floor. And if you’ve never been inside a space capsule, this is your chance!
Are you going to Louisville, Kentucky any time soon? If so, the Kentucky Science Center is a great place to visit.
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