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Kentucky Science Center

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Address: 727 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
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+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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Good place for a few hours

This was a very good museum and kids had fun. Gerry was a great staff member and answered lots of questions about whale skulls and mummies. He was also the educator in the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2016
Bloomington, Illinois
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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The science center used to be excellent years ago but the lack of basic repairs on most exhibits and the constant beating by children had left the museum in poor shape. The Imax is one of the few things to look forward to. If you have very small children they will enjoy continuing to destroy this place. It's just not... More 

Thank Shawn K
Bloomington, Illinois
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99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This was a very good museum and kids had fun. Gerry was a great staff member and answered lots of questions about whale skulls and mummies. He was also the educator in the chemistry kitchen. There was a Subway right next door so we had lunch there which was very easy.

Thank DeborahH167
Anderson, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2015

I took my 12 year old and she was just too old for the exhibits. They are for younger kids. I could see where this would be a really fun experience for kids....

Thank awill48
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter turned 6, but we were unable to have a birthday party. Instead, we took her and her brother (3) here for the day. They loved it! I visited this place a few times as a child, when it was called the "Museum of History and Science" but it is much different now. There is much less history, and... More 

1 Thank Eric_Fraley
Clarksville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband & I want to get in to see all the cool science stuff. We had a blast as we also enjoyed playing a little too. As you are never to old to enjoy a day here.

Thank anniebyron944
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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238 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2015

There is something for every kid here. There are things to climb on, Smart Cars to pretend to drive, stores to shop in, water to play in, natural history displays, a Gemini trainer to sit in, a mummy and an opportunity to play meteorologist. It was a great way to burn off energy and try something new.

1 Thank Graciedottie
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

We visited last week with our 8 month old and our 2 1/2 year old along with our 8 year old niece and 10 year old nephew. The older kids were able to do much more than our kids of course but our toddler tried to keep up with them. Our 8 month old also seemed to enjoy herself. There... More 

1 Thank Jessica P
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took our kids, 4 and 7, here after visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum. My kids are heavily into science, and my wife is an elementary teacher. There are lots of interactive exhibits for the kids. But many had burnt out lights, non-functioning buttons, of just didn't work at all. We had never visited there before, but it looked like... More 

2 Thank Mike G
Windsor, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

What a great place to explore with a young child! She was able to choose her own activities and move from one area to another as her attention transferred from displays of physics to sorting to natural environments. She loved "shopping" for shapes, loading her toddler-size cart with spheres and cylinders. Touching, moving, and learning were enjoyed in a creative... More 

Thank Carol-L1016
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

It's alright a little pricey but is pretty cool make you own tower and see if it will withstand a earthquake really cool be in a bubble too really it's good

Thank Nate B

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