Permanent exhibits at the Kentucky Science Center include ‘The World We Create,’ which explores the scientific fields of chemistry, engineering, physics, manufacturing, and telecommunications, and their impact on everyday life.
‘Science in Play’ is a progressive, next-generation learning experience that introduces science in play. Designed for young children and their families, the exhibit features a variety of experiments and experiences that encourage power through play.
‘The World Within Us’ features fact-based, user-friendly information to guide visitors to learn more about healthy living decisions, the systems of the body and how they work, and the outstanding accomplishments of local medical researchers.
‘The World Around Us’ is an 8,000 square-foot exhibit that explores the earth and natural sciences and the impact human beings have on the world around us. The Discovery Gallery takes visitors on a journey back in time to the original Science Center and features favorites such as the Egyptian mummy and polar bears. This exhibit also features four science workshop labs that offer interactive participation and hands-on workshops, teacher training, and educational camps. ‘The World Around Us’ features three major ecological galleries - Atmosphere: The Air That Surrounds Us, Terrasphere: Environments That Support Us, and Aquasphere: The Water That Sustains Us.
‘The World We Create’ is an innovative exhibit that celebrates the kind of creative thinking that makes scientific advancements possible. Presentations include ‘Touch it!’, ‘Hear it!’, ‘Compute it!’, and ‘Design it!’ with hands-on and interactive experiences, including designing a bike, building with blocks, conducting chemistry experiments, and delivering high-tech packages. Photo: Kentucky Science Center
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