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Kentucky Science Center

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Address: 727 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2681
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+1 800-591-2203
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Well done, but targets children

I went there on a recent trip to Louisville. The focus of 90% of the exhibits is elementary aged children. Everything looked outstanding, and almost all of the exhibits were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters are older teens, so the activities weren't really geared toward our age group, but it was still fun. There are better museums like this that represent all ages better, but there were still a lot of cool things, like an extensive collection of taxidermy and the National Parks IMAX movie had incredible visuals.

Thank Paul R
Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on a recent trip to Louisville. The focus of 90% of the exhibits is elementary aged children. Everything looked outstanding, and almost all of the exhibits were functioning.

Thank HDS1
Mount Eden, KY, United States
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take younger kids. The staff are awesome and more than willing to teach about science with hands on activities. There are three levels and they get more advanced as you go up. Our kids are 2 yrs - 7 yrs and they had a blast!!! You can bring your own drinks, snacks, and pack lunches to save... More 

Thank Brandon Cliffor S
Fort Washington, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are members of Virginia Air and Space Museum and were able to get in for free. The 11, 6, 4 and 32 year olds enjoyed their time here. We especially liked the water feature on the first floor.

Thank cvillanueva21
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for 5 hours but certainly they don't have center targeted towards any one demographic. Its all over. Being here is more like reading encyclopedia of various science & little bit of non scientific games. Their hours are not friendly as they open late and close at 5. They try to start cleanup an hours before so you... More 

Thank Best_traveler_now
Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a large group of kids ranging in age from 1-9 and they all found something that was fun for them. There were water activities, blocks, fake cars to drive, and a host of other fun things. We were there for a few hours and didn't even get a chance to do it all! Would return if ever... More 

Thank Stacy L
Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for Christmas with the family. We watched the IMAX film Extreme Weather. Then we spent a fun time doing the science activities. Our favorites were the paper rocket activity and the put yourself a bubble. Adults $20 for all inclusive. Children $15 for all inclusive. There are also prices for just the movie or just the activities. Great... More 

Thank Patty L G
Waterford, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

There was a lot to do and see but not if you were over 5. My 8 year old had to crawl a lot to make most the exhibits work.

Thank Desiree P
Russell Springs, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The kids actually picked this place out. We had been to the science center in Nashville,TN and loved it. Well let me tell ya, do not waste your money on this place. Almost all exhibits were broke or out of order. And it was just plain Ole boring. Everything is outdated. This place really should visit the one and Nashville... More 

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Maysville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I had the chance to visit the Kentucky Science Center recently. My purpose was to attend a private event. But, in so doing, I had the chance to observe multiple floors of activities going on in the science center myself. On each of the floors I observed, there were plenty of families interacting with the exhibits available on those floors.... More 

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