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Kentucky Science Center

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Address: 727 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2681
Phone Number: +1 800-591-2203
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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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For younger children.

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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Desiree P
Waterford, Michigan
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Waterford, Michigan
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Everything is outdated.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 

Thank Mandy P
Maysville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank jsfmiller
Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not a normal trip to the Science Center since our niece was just married and the reception was held on the fourth floor from 6-11pm. What a fabulous view and a wonderful place to hold such an event. It has been years since we actually had a family membership there. After all, when the kids are grown you... More 

Thank jgbtravels
Tampa, FL
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Our six year old grand-child never wanted to leave this museum. Two floors of well done and enlightening displays. I'd say it was a little expensive for 3 adults to watch one child enjoy the museum.

Thank Tampa_FLMitch
Indianapolis, Indiana
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121 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and 1.5 year old son went on Friday evening for $5 each. Just $10 since under 2 is free. The first floor was promising as there was a lot of different activities for my son to engage in. But for a young child, the upper floors are not much fun. Several exhibits were out of order, and there... More 

Thank kristopherowens
Knoxville, TN
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161 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

With a 3 year old we go to a lot of these science museums. Usually they have some Marginally education play areas. Typically we find them to be small and in disrepair. This one was a little pricey but was the best of them we have seen. Good climbing structure for little ones and lots of fun activities. There was... More 

Thank JohnT.tn
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great 1st floor with lots of interactive things to do for my six year olds. They remodeled which is big improvement. The water room is a favorite. One can route water with various objects to see flow. I recommend going when not as busy to really enjoy.

Thank NNice
Saint Augustine, Florida
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Our family 3 adults and 1 child went expecting a lot more for our money. Many interactive displays where broken, artifacts not marked and lack of overall things that normally would make you go wow with science. The laboratory was fun for both our adult kid and younger one.

Thank Melonie S
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135 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My girls are 4 & 8 and enjoyed this, however we only spent about 1.5 hours there and they were bored. They skipped more than half of the exhibits because they were just information and not interactive. They really enjoyed the play course, the water area, the space capsule, the tornado (which costs $3), and the bubble.

Thank Heather J

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