Science in Play 2GO

Introducing Science in Play – a progressive, next-generation learning experience for young kids and their families. Rich in loose parts and open-ended play, kids and adults are empowered to learn together and for life. We are combating the state’s school readiness statistics with a keen focus on 21st century learning skills – All through the power of play.


Science in Play2GO, the mobile version of Kentucky Science Center’s progressive next-generation learning experience, empowers children and adults to learn together, and for life, all through the power of play. With key elements that embody the philosophies behind the Science Center’s permanent exhibit, Science in Play2GO will visit libraries across Kentucky for 3-month residencies at no cost to libraries or their visitors.

In its first year Science in Play2GO will visit:

Woodford County Central Library, December 3, 2016 to February 26, 2017
Oldham County Public Library, March 4 to May 27, 2017,
Logan County Public Library, June 3 to August 27, 2017
Laurel County Public Library, September 2 to November 26, 2017

With open-ended play, collaboration, and the opportunity to be creative, Science in Play2GO helps children become more confident, capable learners in their first of school and then for life!

Science in Play2GO will include the following popular elements:

  • Build Your World
  • Build Your Own Roller Coaster
  • The Science Depot
  • Shapes and Stuff Store
  • Ball Fall
  • Light Bright


Schools in and around the county are encouraged to take field trips to Science in Play2GO – arrangements can be made by contacting the host library.

For details on Ion Jones and the Lost Temple of Chemistry, Captain Current vs. the Electricity Vampires, and other Kentucky Science Center programs which travel to any school in Kentucky, contact Mira Gentry-Johnson at

Science in Play2GO Press Announcement

Science in Play2GO is made possible with support from PNC Grow Up Great and Genentech, and in partnership with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.