The Louisville Science Center is the place to be for family fun in downtown Louisville. From interactive exhibits to ... More
Louisville Science Center
The Louisville Science Center is the place to be for family fun in downtown Louisville. From interactive exhibits to educational events and IMAX presentations, there's something here for kids of all ages. Exhibits focus on both general science and regional specialties such as agriculture, and rotating traveling shows keep visitors enthralled year round. See website for full calendar, movie showtimes and more.
My husband and I recently revisited the science center. I went many many times as a child growing up, and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't just for kids anymore! All of the exhibits were fun and interesting, and we came out of there knowing a lot of neat stuff we didn't know before.
Just as a few others have said, most of the exhibits are broken. the temporary exhibit area is ALWAYS under constructiom. The IMAX was also BROKEN.This was a waste of money. Sure they had a few attractions that belong in a museum, not a science center. The best display there is the development of a fetus, thought the information umder the display lacked alot of information. There weren't any presentations.
We've been to lots of science museum and there were exhibits here on material science we had never seen.
My kids are teens and many science museums seem very repetitive but there were many things here they enjoyed.
My sons enjoyed dropping the bowling ball onto safety glass to see if it would shatter. Not something he would get to do at home!
I especially enjoyed the tie-in to local Louisville businesses.
I was under the imprssion that it was just a children museum but quite surprized at what they offered. I went with my three child from ages 4 to 16 and something for all of us to do mostly together as a family. Everything is hands on with plenty of info to go along with it. For my youngest we went to kidszone, a place for kids seven and under. She had so much fun with the water table and playing doctor in the ambulance.
My two older ones loved the mummy and this exibit that ages you up to your eighties. THe staff was great and helpful, showing us where demos were going on as well as helping us with lunch ideas downtown. I would say it took us about three hours to do it all. If I lived in the area I would buy membership, it is a great place to go on a rainy day.
I payed 21 dollars for me and my son to go in there. Most things are broken. Glass cases are so scratched that you cant tell what your looking at. It is free to go in the gift shop though. And there are way cooler things in the gift shop than in the whole exhibit.
We were quite disappointed in our visit. Probably a third of the exhibits were broken or missing parts. Many of the exhibits required extensive reading, which made them frustrating for our six-year-old. This musem is definitely geared for the older child. More docents or supervision of areas on the upper floors would help guide visitors and prevent unsupervised children from abusing the equipment or "hogging" the most popular exhibits.
I went to the Science center with my 3 year old son, and he didn't like it at all!!
almost every display was broken, or didn't work, I will NOT go back until I hear that they have put the money back into the place like it should be.
The staff was very friendly. The prices were great. I would get there whrn they first open because it tends to get crowd by 1:00 p.m. Gifts Shop a little on the pricey side. And if you want to leave in the afternoon the Slugger Museuem is right across the street.