$5 after 5:00 PM every First Friday
Stop by the Kentucky Science Center for just $5 on your tour of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! From natural history galleries to Kentucky artifacts you may find something unexpected. The Kentucky Science Center does not currently offer an art gallery but they do have a selection of unique items well worth stopping in to see including Polar bears, a Mummy and the Gemini Trainer.
They also offer one of the best selfie stations in town in front of the giant mirror parabolic dish in front of the entrance. Stop by on the hop and snag an iconic Louisville photo for free. They also offer free access to several front lobby exhibits and the gift shop which has lots of fun things for all ages.
Come to Kentucky Science Center any Friday or Saturday evening after 5:00 PM to get $5.00 Exhibits-Only tickets. Tickets are available in person only. No online discount purchase is available. Exhibits only Tickets do not include Movie passes but they can be purchased at the same time.
Kentucky Science Center is home to the Louisville Famous:
Get a sense of the scale and power of the largest bear in the world! Two real, full-sized polar bears are poised to give guests an up-close and personal view of this beautiful, vulnerable species.
This authentic Egyptian mummy was exhibited at the World’s Fair in 1904 before being acquired by the museum. The mummy, Then-Hotep, has been dated to the late 25th to early 26th Dynasty (700-625 B.C.,) but the coffin is nearly 3,500 years old. This carefully-preserved artifact can be viewed in our Discovery Gallery.
Project Gemini, NASA’s second human spaceflight program, fell between projects Mercury and Apollo (1961-1966.) While our Gemini space capsule never left the ground, it helped many astronauts in the 1960s prepare for their space missions.
SCIENCE IN PLAY
Different activity zones challenge children to investigate, assess risks, use objects as tools, shop for shapes, textures and colors, explore, build, climb, predict and test – all through experimental and imaginative play.
THE WORLD AROUND US GALLERY
Natural and earth sciences come to life! Explore ecology and ecosystems, biological diversity, and natural selection and adaptation through three galleries: “atmosphere – the air that surrounds us,” “terrasphere – environments that support us,” and “aquasphere – the water that sustains us.”
Kentucky Science Center
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Sunday – Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM