CONTACT: Ben Goldenberg
Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications
Kentucky Science Center
LOUISVILLE, KY, November 24, 2020 – In light of rising COVID-19 numbers, Kentucky Science Center is taking the annual Make Your Season extravaganza online and to-go!
Starting December 5, families can join a monthly Virtual Family STEAM Club. Together with KSC Educators, take a journey through science topics by engaging in hands-on experiments from your home. Topics include “Where would we be without engineers,” “What if we broke a chemical,” and “Organ exploration.” Experiment materials are easily found around the house and a supply list will be sent out before the event.
On December 6, Science Center staff, with the help of Frosty, will lead families on a virtual tour of some favorite Kentucky Science Center exhibits. Then Frosty will activate your senses with winter themed activities using everyday materials. This afternoon workshop is available for the whole family.
Continue the fun science at home with our MakerPlace to Go kits. The Doodlebot is a custom art robot. Stop by the KSC Gift Shop or order one for curbside pickup. Once you build the robot, just turn it on and it will create custom abstract works of art, right before your very eyes. Other MakerPlace to Go kits include Automata, Paper Circuit Postcards, and Embroidery Kits.
“While this year’s celebration will feel a little different, we still want people to have something to look forward to on the calendar,” says Mike Norman, Kentucky Science Center Chief Executive Officer. “Our unique online experiences will get the whole family involved in the fun of Doing Science.”
Kentucky Science Center remains open to the public. With limited capacity, mask requirements, and more than 50,000 square feet of space, families can Do Science safely inside the building. New activities will focus on aviation, including engineering challenges and a flight course where families can launch a paper airplane more than 30 feet in the air. Throughout the month, private Make-and-Take workshops will allow families to personalize their own holiday gifts this season.
In following with established guidelines, Kentucky Science Center requires masks for all guests 6 years of age and older. Guests should stay with their travel group to help maintain proper social distancing. Advance tickets are recommended as capacity is limited.
Memberships to Kentucky Science Center start at $97 for a family. General Admission is $17 for Adults and $13 for Children, combo tickets including a movie cost $22 and $18. A full listing of all the Make Your Season events can be found here.
About Kentucky Science Center (KYScienceCenter.org)
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to do science in engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.