Louisville Science Center

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Facility:Louisville Science Center
Description:The Science Center is now the largest hands-on science center in Kentucky, with about 150 interactive exhibits and activity stations, a four-story IMAX Theatre, teaching laboratories, a variety of educational programs, and distance learning capabilities. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly.
Address 1:727 West Main Street
Address 2:
Zip Code:40202
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Hours:Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.
Admission:Exhibits only adults: $12; children (2-12), Seniors 60+, or Students 13-college with id $10; Children under 2 are FREE
IMAX pricing: see website
Telephone:(502) 561-6100 x6111
Website:Visit Website
Salli F, Co-op Member
Super fun and interactive learning. As a former teacher, we actually received a major grant that allowed us to receive inservice training from the Science Center and I was amazed. The KidZone Discovery Area (kids 7 and under) is fabulous with many hands on learning activities including my favorite, the water area (complete with raincoats for everyone). Children can experiment with moving water through pipes and dams.

Older children will love the interactive "special areas" that change periodically. For May, the movie "Robots" has taken over and has items from the movie, areas to develop working robotic arms and more.

Other active areas throughout this 3 story museum include an IMAX theater (seperate cost), a look at animal habitats, germs, healthy bodies, science lab (special activities to be announced), and more.

Coming up over the next year, Sesame Street, Chronicles of Narnia,and Star Trek will be invading the center. Look for special activities to correspond.

Reasonably priced and fun for everyone. Parking in the back of the center and a Subway and snack machines inside. For larger groups of children, chaperones can request the kitchen area downstairs to eat in.
M. Oyler, Co-op Member
My child loves it here. We spend most of our time there in the Discovery Zone for children 7 and under. There are play stations set up throughout this area that encourage roll playing, exploring your neighborhood, basic scientific concepts like weather & the ocean, & much more. My son would probably live here if I let him. There's also a quiet room for nursing mother's that's filled with story books. When my son starts to wear down from all the play & discovery we like to go in here and read.
Last year they had an exhibit in the main part of the museum on music & different songs & instruments from all over the world. He thought it was amazing! This is a hands-on museum so he went from station to staion trying all the instruments. His favorite was the steel drum. He loves drums & had never seen a steel drum before. He thought it was amazing how a drum could play so many different notes.
If you've never been here you don't know what your missing. It's fantastic.
Susan H., Co-op Member
The Louisville Science Center has something to offer for your littlest ones to the middle school aged ones.

On the first level, there is a play zone that has all sorts of stuff for kids under 7 to play with. On the same level, they had a Sesame Street display (I believe this was a temporary that changes periodically) that featured how the body works, a deli, an obstacle course and many other things for the littlest ones.

The second and third levels were targeted toward older children. The displays are all interactive - some where children build or manipulate objects and others where they interact with a computer. My kids especially liked designing a bicycle and building structures to see if they would withstand different types of quakes.
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