Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
11:12 PM
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
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Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.
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April 22 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Thunder Blast

Skip the crowds at Kentucky Science Center’s ThunderBlast, our largest annual family-friendly event during Thunder Over Louisville. With some of the best views in town for airplanes and fireworks plus fun-filled activities to keep the kids entertained, exclusive food trucks, clean indoor bathrooms, and exciting happenings inside and out, you and the family will have a BLAST!

ThunderBlast at the Kentucky Science Center is the only place where you can:

  • Relax and watch the air show
  • Cool off while you check out our indoor exhibits
  • Enjoy delicious food and drinks from local vendors
  • Do Science with our hands-on learning activities
  • Experience inflatable fun in our outdoor play area
  • Have access to clean indoor restrooms throughout the day

ThunderBlast attendees can add $5 movie tickets to their experience day of at check-in (or in advance by phone), including a 10:15PM showing of America’s Musical Journey. You’ll enjoy a joyful and exhilarating look at the roots of American music, from jazz to country to rock and roll – and miss out on all the late night Thunder traffic, too!

Not yet a member? Sign-up now and use your member savings right away!

Interested in attending ThunderBlast for FREE by volunteering? Click here to see our current volunteer opportunities.


Take your ThunderBlast to the next level with our limited capacity VIP Experience! VIP guests enjoy all the regular ThunderBlast fun, plus exclusive access to a waterfront tented viewing area complete with tables, chairs, portable restrooms, and handwashing stations. Each VIP ticket also includes 1 voucher for use with any food vendor and 2 drink tickets good for water, soda, beer, or wine.

  • Members (adult/child*): $100
  • Non-Members (adult/child*): $125


  • Members (adult/child*): $45
  • Non-Members (adult/child*): $60



*Children under 2 admitted free of charge

Looking for additional ThunderBlast details? Check out our FAQ page!

All tickets are available while supplies last and can be purchased until 8PM on April 22nd online or in person at  the entrance to our 8th and W. Washington parking lot starting at 2:00PM on April 22nd. All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If the event is cancelled by Kentucky Science Center, tickets will be rebooked or refunded. This is a rain or shine event.






April 22
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Kentucky Science Center
727 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Kentucky Science Center