Science In Play
Science in Play is NOW OPEN!
An amazing science play space created for young visitors and their adult caregivers, Science in Play has returned. This Kentucky Science Center original exhibit features your favorite experiences - and some new ones - to delight the senses, inspire imagination, and tickle curious minds. Hands-on everyday science experiences come to life in different activity zones including the Sensory Course, Testing, the new ‘Get Moving’, Small Build, and the expanded Shapes & Stuff Store. In each zone, innovative elements will be introduced that encourage children and their caregivers to build, test, problem-solve and engineer through experimental play.
Science in Play Activity Zones:
Experience a full-body, multi-sensory introduction to Science In Play that channels the ways children explore and understand the world. The Sensory Course engages children to use their senses, bodies, and minds to explore new experiences with movement, touch, texture, sight and sound. The noodle forest is back, along with a mirror maze, rope maze, and a climbing wall.
Get Moving & Small Build
Imagine making all kinds of musical sounds-without instruments! By stomping your feet or waving your hands, this new experience lets children get moving to generate all kinds of cool tunes. The building station is also returning so little designers can turn simple blocks into imaginative creations.
Think, design, build, test, build again! You and your child work together to design and create your own roller coaster – with new interactive pieces that will take your creation to new heights. The popular magnet wall return will also be retuning!
What part of your world can you build with shapes? Children are able to unleash their creativity using Imagination Playground blocks—a set of more than 100 large foam pieces, foam noodles, and balls that provide an ever-changeable kit of construction parts. The variety and scale of Big Build ensures that children and their caregivers have plenty of opportunity to work together and practice a wide range of skills through experimentation and collaboration.
Shapes and Stuff Store
This unique shopping experience returns and its better than ever! Children browse and buy shapes, create pattern recipes, and find out how to create an eccentric shopping cart of colors, shapes, and sizes. Sharpening math literacy skills, counting, geometry, volume experiments, color identification and comparison-this shopping trip is a learning adventure.