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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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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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You might as well visit if you are checking out the Louisville Slugger factory and are an ASTC member .

Pros: easy to find $5 parking behind the building; multi-level interactive exhibits inside a historic building; ASTC member museum; engaging displays for kids of all ages; Adam... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on a rainy Saturday and were surprised to see how few people were there. Until we started walking around. The first floor was fairly bare, and very dirty. They chalked it up to remodeling. The only thing my kids (1 and 4) enjoyed on that floor was the water area. The other floors were definitely more put together... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We have visited at least three years in a row. The museum has a reciprocity agreement with Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, which was a bonus. They have rotating exhibits. A year or two ago we enjoyed an excellent special exhibit on guitars. Lots of hands-on exhibits. This year my five year old daughter & I enjoyed the special water exhibit,... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is 3 floors of exploring fun- for kids and adults! We were here for hours- playing, learning, building, exploring, and just having fun.

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Fair Oaks, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

There were some fascinating aspects of this museum. - the questions at the beginning where I leaned KY is losing wetlands faster than forests. I was glad to learn they have a private room for birthday parties but was unprepared for the noise when enthusiastic kids were released for a scavanger hunt even though it obviously was fun.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We live in Louisville and have and have a season duel pass to the zoo and the science centter. Each time we visit, it gets more disappointing. It was dirty, run down and exhibits were old and some not working at all. It use to be a nice place to visit during cold weather or rainy days. We will skip... More 

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homewood, Il
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This museum was a huge disappointment. Over 60% of the exhibits were not working. And the place was not very clean. When we talked to a young woman about our experience, she was apologetic and said that they know that nothing works. Just skip this place altogether.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Pros: easy to find $5 parking behind the building; multi-level interactive exhibits inside a historic building; ASTC member museum; engaging displays for kids of all ages; Adam at ticketing was friendly and informative. The Louisville Slugger factory is close by; located right off the interstate. Close beside Subway for quick meals. Cons: gift shop is lacking, items sold not too... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Face it most adults go to this place to watch their children and grandchildren enjoy something new. So paying $13 per adult for more than one adult in a group seems to do more to drain the wallet then provide the adults any value. The older children had limited things to keep them occupied. But the younger children had plenty... More 

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I decided to take my 4 year old son to the Kentucky Science Center to let him have some fun and learn at the same time. It was not crowded when we went and now I can understand why. There really wasn't a whole lot to see and most of the interactive exhibits that he wanted to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I hadn't been to the museum since I was a kid, so returning 25+ years later with my daughter was kind of a fun experience. The displays are amazing and very interactive. You can easily spend hours at the museum. The good thing is that your admission is good for the whole day, so if you leave for lunch like... More 

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