Kentucky Science Center recently reached an impressive milestone. Last year was the organization’s 150th anniversary, and they’re marking the occasion by inviting the community to a celebration event.
Kentucky Science Center’s 150th celebration will be held at Kentucky International Convention Center on March 19, 2022. The event will begin with a cocktail reception and science experiences at 6PM, followed by dinner and program at 7PM led by Master of Ceremonies Jean West. The evening will conclude with dancing at 9PM featuring music provided by Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits. Tickets are available in advance by visiting kysci.org/celebrating-150.
“The continued growth of Kentucky Science Center throughout the region would not be possible without the support of this community,” says Kentucky Science Center Chief Executive Officer Mike Norman. “I’m looking forward to the chance to express my deep appreciation with all those who have been part of our journey and to share my vision for the next 150 years of science literacy and education.”
Kentucky Science Center has a rich history in the state of Kentucky. The organization was originally founded in 1871 as a cabinet of curiosities in the state’s Public Library System. What began as little more than a mineral collection and an Egyptian mummy transformed over the next century and a half into a 50,000 square foot flagship facility on Louisville’s Museum Row. As the State Science Center of Kentucky, Kentucky Science Center serves 325,000 visitors annually through exhibitions, educational programming, and events that nurture science literacy and lifelong learning.
Kentucky Science Center’s 150th celebration is made possible thanks to the generous support of Brown-Forman, LG&E, and DDW. Additional support is provided by Caesars Southern Indiana, Norton Healthcare, The Gatton Academy, PNC, Dell Technologies, Samtec, Prosys, InLine Engineers, GE Appliances, and the Rajon Rondo Foundation.
COVID-19 precautions will be observed throughout the event. All guests will be required to attest to their vaccination status and guests will be asked to mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking.