Kentucky Science Center

Relive an amazing tale of discovery and exploration on Kentucky Science Center’s immersive 4-story Digital Theater as National Geographic brings to life the first crossing of what would become the United States. The film chronicles a group of explorers — the Corps of Discovery — led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as they are guided by Sacagawea into uncharted territory to find a water passageway to the Pacific Ocean and describe for science the wonders of the west. With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, Lewis & Clark dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West.

After the movie explore three floors of exciting, interactive exhibitions that offer educational science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy other amazing films in our four-story theater. For tickets, movie schedules and additional information, visit www.KYScienceCenter.org.

Already recognized as a leader in inquiry-based learning, Kentucky Science Center is advancing a statewide science literacy campaign to encourage people of all ages to explore science in everyday life. Its flagship location on Louisville, KY’s historic Museum Row, welcomes visitors from across the globe with 3-floors of interactive exhibits and films on a 4-story screen. With daily programming for children, families, and adults, the Science Center plays an ongoing role in the region as a resource for caregivers and teachers, a gathering place for the science community, and a chosen source of entertainment for all.

Contact Information

Reservation Office
Reservations and Information:
502-560-7128

Address:
727 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Inquire about current showings or scheduling Lewis and Clark:Great Journey West by calling our Reservation Office at 502-560-7128. Visit our website for the most up-to-date Science Center operating hours at https://kysciencecenter.org/visit/#hours
  • Seasons Open

    Kentucky Science Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Derby Day, along with several select staff training days throughout the year. For up-to-date weather closures, please visit our website or follow us on social media.
  • Prices and Fees

    Visit our website for up-to-date pricing information at https://kysciencecenter.org/visit/#prices
  • Accessibility

    Kentucky Science Center is dedicated to providing a quality experience for all of our guests. Please contact us directly at 502-560-7128 if you have any questions about specific accommodations we can provide. Wheelchairs, strollers, and all other Mobility Assistive Devices are welcome inside the museum. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms, elevators, and ramps are located on all floors. There are two entrances to our building, both with accommodations for guests with limited mobility. Guests may be dropped off in the loading/unloading zone in front of our main entrance on Main Street (beside our parabolic mirror.) There is an automatic door with push-button entry to the right of our main doors. There is a wheelchair-accessible overpass, easily reached from the Eastern side of our parking lot. The overpass ends at Main Street, with a side entrance to our lobby. Closed Caption and Assisted Listening Devices are available at Kentucky Science Center’s Digital Theater for select movies. Inquire at the Ticket Desk, or call ahead at 502-560-7128. Nursing mothers can breastfeed in any public area. There is also a “Nursing Nook” in the Grow Zone area of Science In Play on the first floor. If a more private space is preferred, and/or an outlet for pumping, please let one of our team members know so we can accommodate you. Service animals are welcome at Kentucky Science Center. Family Restrooms are located on the 1st and 3rd floors of the museum. Changing tables are available in both men’s and women’s restrooms on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. Please contact us directly at 502-560-7128 if you have any questions about specific accommodations we can provide.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    The Kentucky Science Center has a rich history, from its founding as a cabinet of curiosities in the Public Library System of Kentucky in 1871 to its current status as the region’s leading resource for informal science education. As part of the city’s efforts to revitalize downtown, the Science Center opened it’s doors at 727 W. Main St. in July 1977. Its designation by the Kentucky General Assembly as the State Science Center in 2002, and official name change in 2012, underscored its history of reaching all audiences and its active work providing informal science, technology, engineering, and math education to citizens across the Commonwealth. Boasting at one time little more than an Egyptian mummy and a 16,000 piece mineral collection, the Kentucky Science Center is now the largest hands-on science center in the state. Favorites from the collection, including the mummy, polar bears, and Gemini Trainer are still on display in the Discovery Gallery.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Service animals are welcome at Kentucky Science Center.