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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
9:30 am - 5:00 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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Visiting Family!

We were visiting family in the area and came here with my 9 and 6 year olds. We came on a Friday at 9:30 when they open. We weren't greeted at all upon arriving. I paid (30.00) 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Clarksville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place. We ended up spending 4 hours here. My kids loved everything about it. The day we were there they had a live science program - exploding balloons. We've been to many science museums and this is one of the best.

Thank TheJScotts
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81 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our 11 year old likes science so we thought this was worth trying. We were spoiled by the fantastic science center in Baltimore so this center was a big disappointment. The place seemed very run down and many of the exhibits were broken or not working. The price for admission was pretty high for what you got. It seemed like... More 

2 Thank Dave S
Clarksville, Tennessee
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267 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting family in the area and came here with my 9 and 6 year olds. We came on a Friday at 9:30 when they open. We weren't greeted at all upon arriving. I paid (30.00) 1 Adult 2 children. They offer no Military discount (unless you purchase a Membership). Pros: We spent three hours here. My children both... More 

Thank Carolinas704
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned an afternoon in the science center with our 4, 11 an 12 year old children. The activities on the first floor were awesome! The kids enjoyed building, climbing and exploring. The remaining floors were okay, many exhibits were not operating correctly or missing parts. There were several school/summer camp groups in attendance and unfortunately they were not well... More 

1 Thank bogeywolfe
Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are science nerds. I teach science and we love to visit science centers and museums. This one was the worst I've been to. There was so much broken technology and buttons that wouldn't work. There looked to be several projection table games but they were frozen and there was no museum staff around to fix the... More 

3 Thank Holly S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All exhibits have components of hand on learning. Many varied themes from physics to natural history to environmental science. Great for kids old enough to move levers, and knobs, and clime around in some exhibits. Also noted some adult culinary events offered in the evenings as fundraisers. This is a great local science museum suited to many interests within a... More 

Thank Captcuda
Vassar, Michigan, United States
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to see what it was all about. Went after 5pm to get a better ticket price. Glad we did, it is Great for families with children, lots to do for little ones . not so much for the middle age.

Thank Carol W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally am writing this from the prospective of a 5 and 8 year old as I did not go with them grandma took them in. They raved about all the wonderful things to do. Climbing walls and building rooms. Even an exhibit about elasticity which peaked there interest quite a bit. I hope to come back so Mom can... More 

Thank D_Kirk2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My five year old and one year old had a blast! There was a lot there to hold their interest. Favorites were the air tunnels, the large bubble, the hanging "rain cloud" and the foam noodle swinging area. There was also a free live presentation going on when we got there that enthralled my five year old.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots to see and do, giving kids chance to explore and investigate. Great for kids and adults all types of things to investigate and to experiment

Thank Christie F

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