Make Your Season - Kentucky Science Center

Make Your Season

Make Your Season


 

The MakerPlace

The MakerPlace at Kentucky Science Center with Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is designed to inspire a lifelong passion for making. Regardless of your artistic talent, current tech experience, or ability to accurately answer math problems; the maker movement encourages you to ask questions, solve problems, and even learning from failure!

Will It Be Open To Visitors?

Yes, this space will be open to the public and included with admission. While the space may occasionally close for workshops and classes, our normal schedule is:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Thursday 10am-12pm & 2–4 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 am – 12 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 10am-12pm & 2–4 pm
  • All days: Times are subjected to changes due to programming

What Is Making?

Making is a beautiful blend of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math all centered around creativity and endless possibilities. Through this process of curiosity, tinkering, discovering the right questions, embracing mistakes, and problem-solving that we grow, innovate, and invent. This is a skill set vital to the workforce in STEM careers as individuals need to constantly work together to create innovative solutions, use 21st century skills, and solve real-world problems.

Will My Child Use Real Tools?

Yes, there will be lots of tools in MakerPlace. Parent supervision is recommended, and our staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide guidance. Workshops and skill building sessions will be available for you to explore activities like soldering, circuitry, textile crafts, and so much more!

  • Will both my two year old and my 10 year old want to experience this exhibit space? The space is designed for children 8-12, however with parent supervision, many of our younger guests can enjoy learning and making. The Workshop and Skill Building Sessions will be limited to ages 8 and up.

Who Forted?

It is a fort builder’s dream! At Who Forted?, the whole family can experience the of the joy of building a living room fort with piles of sheets, pillows, and other fun household items. Can you build the best, most creative, and largest fort in town?

What Does Building Blanket Forts Have To Do With Science?

 

While building a fort, you are actually practicing many scientific concepts including: architecture, engineering, geometry, and interior design.

Families will:

  • Construct unique structures and spaces.
  • Get creative! Try out different designs and see what worlds kids will create inside.
  • Solve problems. No fort is perfect the first time, you’ll have to experiment to make it work!
  • Communicate and collaborate with others during the building process
  • Build confidence in your abilities of engineering design.
  • Dream up extraordinary ideas, there are no limits to your imagination.
  • Have fun!

Check Out Our Feature Movie

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

 

 

Don’t just see a movie, experience it! For this seasons featured Hollywood movie we are bringing the antics of Kevin McCallister to life in Kentucky’s only 4-story, precision white screen, digital theater. Bring the kiddos out to watch in awe as this 8-year-old troublemaker protects his house from two burglars using cunning, science, and a little bit of holiday magic! Now playing Friday – Sundays only at the Kentucky Science Center.