Kentucky Science Center reopened its recently refurbished Science Education Wing today, dedicating the space to Mayor Greg Fischer in recognition of his 20-year support of science literacy in Louisville.
The Science Education Wing, located adjacent to Kentucky Science Center in the Alexander Building (745 West Main Street), was purchased for the Science Center’s use by Louisville Metro Government in 2009. The space added four science labs equipped for hands-on participation, providing additional classrooms within the Science Center for School’s Out Science Camp, homeschool STEAM programs, and an array of other partner activities. Over the last 13 years, the Science Education Wing has become a home base for workshop and mentoring activities that have served over 110,000 participants.
Refurbishments to the newly-reopened 700-square-foot space include general structural repairs, painting, and flooring updates.
Kentucky Science Center Chief Executive Officer Mike Norman praised Mayor Fischer’s long-time commitment to the organization. “Over the past 20+ years, Mayor Fischer has been an amazing science ambassador and supporter of Kentucky Science Center. His demonstrated passion for, and commitment to, science literacy and lifelong learning has contributed to many milestones that today’s dedication commemorates.”
“The Kentucky Science Center Board of Directors is thrilled to have this opportunity to recognize Mayor Fischer for his 10-years of board service and his continued advocacy and friendship,” says current Kentucky Science Center Board Chair David Tandy. “Tens of thousands of students and families will continue to receive high-quality science education for years to come in this space. It’s only fitting that the Board has chosen to name it for Mayor Fischer, whose leadership helped to make it possible.”
“The Kentucky Science Center is one of our city’s great places of education, adventure and fun. It’s a place that opens minds and new paths for exploration, and you can see it in the sparks in the eyes of visitors learning new things and expanding their imaginations,” says Mayor Fischer. “The great honor of being a Science Center board member and chairman was part of the impetus I had to seek further public service and led me to include lifelong learning as one of our core city values. Thank you to all the great staff, volunteers, doers and dreamers over the years for prioritizing science literacy as a goal and a mission for our community, and for putting a premium on the fun aspect of it. I also want to thank the donors who have contributed so much to what happens here, and to the people of Louisville, who have supported the center with $11 million in public funding in city budgets since I’ve been Mayor. I look forward to bringing my grandchildren here for years to come.”
Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 W. Main Street on Louisville’s historic Museum Row and is open to the public seven days a week from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Our 50,000 square feet of space allows families plenty of opportunity to explore, experiment, and Do Science. Buy your tickets online and save $3 off general admission prices. Secure your spot by visiting kysciencecenter.org.