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Kentucky Science Center

Address: 727 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: +1 800-591-2203
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Ranked #28 of 59 Attractions in Louisville
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Explore 3 floors of exhibit experiences offering interactive science fun for the whole family...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Kayaking
Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Columbus Ohio
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205 reviews 205 reviews
136 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The science center is located in museum row. We went in the winter on a Sunday and the crowds were low. There is a subway with normal prices right next door to it. The Good: 1. Most of the exhibits were working. 2. The electricty show. They had a tesla coil at the end. Show is about 15 minutes long.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The fact that some portions of the museum are supposedly undergoing renovation was no excuse for the terrible condition of the portions that were still open to the public. Most of the exhibits were out of order or just plain worn out! When we took our own children there about 20 years ago we had an ok experience but it... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A quick trip to Louisville included a stop in this museum. Part of museum row, we had a great time in this science center. The small child area is under renovation but they have moved some play areas into the other floors. Definitely worth the stop and very traveler friendly hours. We came in later on a Friday and the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There is something for everyone here. Toddlers get their own spaces without having to worry about bigger kids. There are designated areas on three floors in specific topics. Everything is hands-on. It is a great way to learn and experience and you can spend as much or as little time as warranted at any exhibit. I did think some of... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This museum is almost 100% hands on, which is the best way to learn, especially when it comes to science. Coming from New York, I was taken aback by all of the materials and equipment left in the open for anyone and everyone to use. That kind of trust in the public is not available in New York (more specifically... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Came here with my out-of-town parents after reading about their current exhibits online. I was put-off at first because the whole first floor is geared towards younger children and have no exhibits for adults. I imagine for kids that floor would be incredibly fun, though. Many of the exhibits on the second and third floors were really quite interesting and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I moved to Louisville about 7 months ago and for the holidays my brother came for a visit. We went to the Slugger Museum and Frazier Museum and both were amazing. We decided to go to the Science Center next. What a waste of $26. We were there for 40 minutes and 15 of them were in the gift shop.... More 

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SPRING LAKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is our second visit to the Kentucky Science Center and the kids loved it (again). In fact, this time we became members even though we live six hours away. We were there almost from open to close and ended up being one of the last families out of the facility at closing time. It is not so much that... More 

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chandler, Indiana
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Visited the Science Center yesterday with my mom, three boys, and my 10yo niece. The place is huge! The lower floors are more suited for younger kids (my 4yo could have spent the whole time on the first two floors, I think). The roller coaster area had all of the kids engaged; I liked that there were about three different... More 

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A friend and I decided to check out the Science Center because of the giant mirrored dish in front of the entrance. I expected something similar to the Smithsonian, but slightly more interactive. Once we had gotten inside and paid the $13 entrance fee, we were greatly surprised. The entire building was dedicated to exhibits that were aimed at children.... More 

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