Kentucky Science Center
Science Center © LuAnn Snawder
The Kentucky Science Center in historic West Main Street, founded in 1871 as a natural history collection, has experienced more than a century of growth to become Kentucky's largest hands-on science centre, visited by more than 550,000 people each year.
A highlight of the centre is a permanent exhibit known as The World Around Us, featuring interactive stations that challenge visitors of all ages to make use of their creativity and problem-solving skills.
The centre also has a four-story digital movie theatre, a gift shop and restaurant. The Science Center isn't just for kids, providing lectures and events for adults after hours.
Address: 727 West Main Street
Telephone: 502 561 6100
Opening times: Sunday to Thursday 9:30am-5pm; Friday and Saturday 9:30am-9pm. Closed Derby Day, Thanksgiving, and December 24-25.
Admission: Exhibits: adults $17, and $13 for children aged 2-12; movie passes and combination tickets available.