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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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We are members of our hometown science center. If you are, make sure to take your membership card here for discounted admission. Overall it was a fun break for the kids (3 and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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CORPUS CHRISTI
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went to the Kentucky Movie at their theatre. A wonderful experience. it made me fall in love with Kentucky!

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We are members of our hometown science center. If you are, make sure to take your membership card here for discounted admission. Overall it was a fun break for the kids (3 and 6) from walking and a good way to dodge the rain. However I must say that if we had to pay the entrance fee I would have... More 

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Carlisle, PA
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is purely for kids in my opinion, but it has hands-on educational activities for almost anything you can think of as well as movies throughout the day. It can be a bit of a maze- don't be afraid to explore all the side halls and stair cases as these had a lot fewer people than the center rooms, so... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Despite the high marks given to it by the AAA tour book, I found the Kentucky Science Center rather boring. I consider myself a lifelong learner with interests in a variety of different subjects, but there was simply not much to hold my interest. The one exception was a 45-minute 3-D IMAX movie titled "Journey to Palomar, America's First Journey... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Although my kids enjoyed the museum (ages 3, 6, 8) this museum just doesn't compare to other museums we've gone to. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the museum was quiet even with several day camps roaming around, and parking is close by for $5. Overall the exhibits were kind of boring in my opinion and my kids moved... More 

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Spencer, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There were several interactive displays. I wish my students had taken more time to read about each one of them. They seem to like being inside a bubble the best of all of the displays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place although inexpensive compared to some other things is sort of a let down, needed more things happening especially on the third floor been to netter places we other the kids but something to do on a rainy day.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My 4 year old loved the interactive areas for 7 and under. He enjoyed water play, Legos, blocks, tracks and more. He loved the upstairs ball games. We spent about 4 hours there for about $24- a good deal. The only down side - no food court however we walked across the street for lunch. Great day!!!

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Owensboro, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My daughter's fourth grade class came here for a field trip this week. It is a nice museum and I got in free thanks to a reciprocal arrangement with our local science museum. The first floor was our favorite and there are lots of places to explore.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went here on a rainy Saturday and very simply, we won't be returning. Please note this is for several reasons which I will explain below: 1) Just doesn't compare to other museums in the area. We have a membership to Cincinnati Children's museum and it blows KY Science Museum away by far. I think that was part of the issue,... More 

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Additional Information about Kentucky Science Center

Address: Address: 727 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: +1 800-591-2203
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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