All of our kids really loved this entire area; my little boy really liked the magnetic space and pulling the spoons off and sticking them back on! He also loved the musical sound floor, where you move your hands over the space and make music! We then ventured to the next room, which is adjacent to here. In this room is the Big Shapes and Shapes/Stuff Store area. Once again, the LouFamFun kids just went at the huge foam blocks in this area, building and assembling to their heart’s content. My little boy immediately saw small, toddler sized grocery carts and went to grab one. In the Shapes/Stuff Store, kids can grab a huge shopping list card that is color coordinated and you can go shopping for the shapes listed on your card. When you’re done grabbing all of your shapes and colors, you can follow the directions on the card to build a new shape out of the shapes you’ve shopped for. It’s a really neat concept! Of course my under 2-year-old didn’t quite catch onto that concept, but loved looking for the colors and naming them things that he is familiar with in his own world, like orange balls became oranges and yellow shapes became bananas. This was a very fun space, a great place for kids’ imaginations to run wild. There is also a nice little reading nook in the corner, for some quieting down time for your kiddos.
All in all, visiting the Science in Play exhibit was a huge hit. Of course, after you’ve had your adventures there, the rest of the Science Center awaits you. We also took our kids over to the ever popular KidZone space, where they played and had a blast. My son and I had to get home to lunch/naptime, but the LouFamFun family stuck around and explored the rest of the center, stopping for a packed lunch that they brought along with them. The Kentucky Science Center is a very engaging, educational center in the heart of our downtown, and it’s the perfect place to spend an entire day learning! I would recommend this exhibit for kids ages 9 and under, although we saw kids of all ages exploring in their own ways; there were even some older kids that may have been middle school aged there the morning we went and they were really enjoying themselves as well. The entire center is geared for a wide range of children, of course.
The Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 West Main Street. Click here for hours and admission prices. Remember you can visit the Center for $5 after 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The Science in Play exhibit is included in your general admission.