Science in Play2Go, the mobile version of Kentucky Science Center’s progressive next-generation learning experience, Science in Play, empowers children and adults to learn together through the power of play. Designed specifically for children ages 8 and under, Science in Play2Go is built around the twin concepts of open-ended play and “loose parts” – materials that can be reimagined in countless ways – allowing children to naturally develop 21st century learning and STEAM skills.
Science in Play2Go can be found at various locations around the Commonwealth. The travelling exhibit is open to the community free of charge. Field trips and group visits to Science in Play2Go are encouraged; groups may contact the locations below directly to arrange a visit.
Science in Play2Go is made possible with support from PNC Grow Up Great and in partnership with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
In its first six years of operation, Science in Play2Go welcomed over 187,000 visitors with residencies in 20 Kentucky counties. The exhibit’s impact is clear. Ongoing surveys of the travelling exhibit show that an average of 89% of parents and caregivers report “feeling more confident in my ability to nurture my child’s science learning” after visiting and 96% report that Science in Play2Go helps them “extend learning by asking my child questions and encouraging new skills”.