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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
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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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Great stop with kids while in Louisville!

We are members of The Wonderlab, another reciprocal science museum in Bloomington, IN, so we were able to get into this museum for free. It was a great spot for our kids to "be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are members of The Wonderlab, another reciprocal science museum in Bloomington, IN, so we were able to get into this museum for free. It was a great spot for our kids to "be kids" and enjoy some hands-on learning while in Louisville. This museum has a few really excellent interactive physics displays on the second floor- magnetic forces, air... More 

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Shelbyville, KY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

great place to spend some time learning about science. It's in a great building downtown on Main Street and includes an imax theater. Enjoy time with the kids!

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If I had to pay for this Science Center, I would be disappointed. But if you are a member of any other museum that they reciprocate with, show them your membership card and they will admit you for free (as of Feb 2015) Since it was free, I can't complain. But I will just a little bit anyway for your... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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142 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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