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Families with small children may want to consider visiting the Kentucky Science Center. The museum is full of colorful backdrops, cool displays, and even a parabolic mirror. Exhibits are all designed to be hands-on and interactive—perfect for children who need to explore, move, and play.
One of the center's stand-out exhibits is the parabolic mirror located near the lobby. If you stand at its center, the reflecting panels will create the illusion that your image will be repeated infinitely. This optical illusion makes for one amazing photo opportunity. The mirror is so large that a group can also be captured in the reflection.
The first floor of the Kentucky Science Center is where you'll find the Science in Play exhibit. It's the perfect place for toddlers and small children to play and move. The indoor playground offers the opportunity to explore bright colors, shapes, and creative spaces. For example, in the Happy Climber tower, children can climb and crawl inside brilliantly colored tunnels and tubes. There is even a place for water play. The second floor is geared toward older children with exhibits focusing on natural history, health and wellness, geology, and Earth sciences. Many visitors take advantage of Kentucky's only 4-story, 3D digital theater located at on-site. Both documentaries and full-length Hollywood films are featured. Showtimes are available on their website.
The Kentucky Science Center is open every day of the week. On Fridays and Saturdays, the center is open late and closes at 9 p.m. There is a cost of admission for both adults and children. Families that live in the region may appreciate the discounted membership program that significantly decreases the admission rates. Check their website listed below for details.
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