Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
12:34 AM
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.
Science Travels to You

Assembly Programs

Science Travels to You

Assembly Programs

Bring your whole school together to experience a high-energy science adventure with our superhero scientists: Captain Current or Ion Jones. Join them on an adventure through the exciting and sometimes explosive side of science learning. Choose to watch an interactive assembly show, do hands-on walk-up activities, or both for a full day of STEAM learning.

New this year, Kentucky Science Center’s assembly programs now come with even more chances for your students to Do Science. Each full day assembly program now includes take home materials to extend learning AND a free Kentucky Science Center ticket (a $23 value) for every participating student.

Inquire now to book an assembly program for the 2023/24 school year!

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Grades Pre-K - 8
  • Full Day (Assembly & Walk-Up Activities)
  • Walk-Up Activities Only
  • Assembly Only (45 - 60 minutes)
  • Plus mileage fee of $0.68 per mile. An additional fee applies for sites requiring overnight travel. Click “Request Booking” and scroll down to “Policies” section for more information.

Captain Current

Learn about sources of energy, how energy is generated, and how to become better ambassadors of energy conservation.

In this high-voltage electricity program, Captain Current (Kentucky Science Center’s resident superhero), teaches participants all about how electricity is generated and recruits them to become Energy Saving Cadets. In addition to the electrifying assembly, participants can engage with ten hands-on activity stations, discovering how circuits work, how to stop Electricity Vampires, and which materials conduct electricity.


Kentucky Academic Standards:

Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Middle School
Science K-PS2-2 1-LS1-1 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2, 2-ESS1-1 3-PS4-1 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS3-1 5-PS1-3, 5-ESS3-1, 3-5-ETS1-3 MS-PS3-1, MS-PS1-3, MS-ETS1-3

Ion Jones

Discover elements, compounds, reactions and more, and learn just how many ways chemistry impacts our everyday lives.

When Ion Jones visits your school or organization, participants join the adventure as Ion discovers elements, demonstrates chemical reactions, and breaks down chemistry concepts. Ion also brings ten hands-on activity stations, each designed to illustrate how chemistry pervades all aspects of life and just how many careers include chemistry. Participants conduct their own chemical reactions, use forensic science to solve a mystery, and use pH to distinguish between four identical liquids.


Kentucky Academic Standards:

Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Middle School
Science K-PS2-1 1-PS4-2 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-4 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4 5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-3 MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS1-3