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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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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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We took our 5 yr old grandchild for a visit, as I had my children, and even myself when in school. The center has relocated since my childhood and changed names since I took my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TrishA4
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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343 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took our 5 yr old grandchild for a visit, as I had my children, and even myself when in school. The center has relocated since my childhood and changed names since I took my children there. I see some decline in exhibits, some old favorites are missing or changed out. However, that said, there was plenty to entertain our... More 

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1 Thank TrishA4
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I started going to this science center when we were young and now we bring our children. My nine-year-old son loved it, but he is a science/math geek anyway. Some of the activities were non-working and you can really tell that they were heavily played with, which is a good sign, in a way. I am glad... More 

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Thank jpevley81
Louisville
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173 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years of museum junky I was quite let down. I love science and was expecting so much. It is not bad but out of date with larger cities and just didn't feel clean. The theater was great and there was a lot to do but could use a face lift. Still if you have kids any museum where... More 

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Thank LurchLouisville
Louisville, Kentucky
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a membership here, so we visit often. Lots of hand on activities for young kids. Recently renovated. IMAX theater.

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Thank Lindsay F
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The science center used to be excellent years ago but the lack of basic repairs on most exhibits and the constant beating by children had left the museum in poor shape. The Imax is one of the few things to look forward to. If you have very small children they will enjoy continuing to destroy this place. It's just not... More 

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Thank Shawn K
Bloomington, Illinois
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This was a very good museum and kids had fun. Gerry was a great staff member and answered lots of questions about whale skulls and mummies. He was also the educator in the chemistry kitchen. There was a Subway right next door so we had lunch there which was very easy.

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Thank Deborah H
Anderson, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I took my 12 year old and she was just too old for the exhibits. They are for younger kids. I could see where this would be a really fun experience for kids....

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Thank awill48
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter turned 6, but we were unable to have a birthday party. Instead, we took her and her brother (3) here for the day. They loved it! I visited this place a few times as a child, when it was called the "Museum of History and Science" but it is much different now. There is much less history, and... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband & I want to get in to see all the cool science stuff. We had a blast as we also enjoyed playing a little too. As you are never to old to enjoy a day here.

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Thank anniebyron944
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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188 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

There is something for every kid here. There are things to climb on, Smart Cars to pretend to drive, stores to shop in, water to play in, natural history displays, a Gemini trainer to sit in, a mummy and an opportunity to play meteorologist. It was a great way to burn off energy and try something new.

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