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Kentucky Science Center

Science Center © LuAnn Snawder
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

Website: www.kysciencecenter.org

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.