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Kentucky Science Center

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Address: 727 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: +1 800-591-2203
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Kayaking
Description: Explore 3 floors of exhibit experiences offering interactive science fun...
Explore 3 floors of exhibit experiences offering interactive science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing movies in our NEW 4-story digital theater.
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Great for small kids

Small kids will love all of the hands on activities on the various levels of this museum. I enjoyed the "Explosions of the Day" in the lobby, where they ignited balloons filled... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Edward L
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Small kids will love all of the hands on activities on the various levels of this museum. I enjoyed the "Explosions of the Day" in the lobby, where they ignited balloons filled with hydrogen and various other elements. I didn't arrive in time to catch any of the various IMAX-type movies, but they looked good.

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Lytle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Louisville was our last vacation before school starts again and although we hadn't planned on this attraction we stopped in anyway. The kids had an absolute blast. This was by far the most fun they have had this summer. I recommend to anyone with kids.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My son love's it here and I love to take him! Lots of great information and exhibits for children and adults alike!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been going to the Louisville Science Center since I was a child and it is always so much fun. There are things for all age groups and dont miss the IMAX!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a really great hands on place for kids to explore scientific concepts - and just have FUN! They have something for everyone here, and it keeps all the kids going - even the grown up ones. They also have great movies in the theater - several different ones every day. If you are bored here, nothing will excite... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The Kentucky Science center is a great place to visit for families with kids under 12. My kids really enjoyed the hands on exhibits they had. They also have a new play area that you can sit back and watch your kids at, which was nice after running after them all day!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My 5-year old daughter and I visited for a few hours and left only because we were getting very hungry. The first floor was my daughter's favorite, as it had more activities for younger kids - grocery store, fossil explorations, swinging from ropes, building blocks, hula hoops, crazy lights, a Smart Car and more. Much of the top floors were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you're over the age of 3 this place is not for you. My kids are 6, 11 and 14. The hands on exhibits and comments on their website drew is to go while on vacation. The biggest disappointment was that two thirds of the exhibits for older kids did not work. There were some things we liked but for... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My daughter is 13 and loves science. This was on her top to do list while in the area. I wasn't impressed but she had a fantastic time. She loved all the exhibits and enjoyed many of them several times before moving on. Again, I personally was bored, but it wasn't about me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

It takes a lot to keep our kids interested but they loved this science center. We went after 5pm and got in for just $5 each which was great for us. Not overly crowded. 3 stories of science adventures. The only thing I wish was the maps would have been a little better at explaining the different areas. Other than... More 

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