We were first here about 7 years ago, making a special trip to see Fantasia 2000, which was playing at the IMAX. We spent some time at the museum as well of course, and we all, especially my then 8 year old daughter, loved it. Typical for the science musuems that seem to be springing up everywhere these days, it had lots of fun and interactive exhibits. We spent the whole afternoon and had no trouble filling the 5-6 hours before our movie reservations.
Last month we were in the Louisville area for a few hours, and looking for something to do (not a lot of options on a late Saturday afternoon in February for a family...) and this seemed like a good bet, so we went back. There was, again, an interesting souncing IMAX film, so we bought the combination tix and set out to explore the museum for the almost-two-hours before the movie started. Within about 45 minutes we were scrambling for things to do and see. Our daughter, now 15, was no longer as excited by the exhibits and neither were we. Worse, many of the interactive games/displays were not even functioning.
Oh, and the IMAX film, while pretty good, wasn't really worth the money either -- my husband swears he saw it on The History Channel (or Discovery) a few months ago.
Overall, if you have kids under about 10 or 11, this is a great place to visit. (But be selective about the IMAX films.) Adults and teens aren't likely to find it nearly so engaging. (And they really need to repair the exhibits.)
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