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Kentucky Science Center

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 12,500-square-foot (1,161 sq metre) permanent exhibit known as The World Around Us, featuring more than 40 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, as lectures and events for adults are hosted 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: $13 adults, $11 children 2-12; movie passes and combination tickets available.