The World Around Us - Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30 am-5 pm. Advance tickets are recommended. Masks are required for all guests age 2 and over.

The World Around Us

The World Around Us












Natural and earth sciences come to life! Explore ecology and ecosystems, biological diversity, and natural selection and adaptation through three galleries: “atmosphere – the air that surrounds us,” “terrasphere – environments that support us,” and “aquasphere – the water that sustains us.”

Weather Watch

Weather is the interaction of sun, air, and water in the atmosphere, and weather patterns determine climate! Step inside Weather Watch to become a WLKY meteorologist, working to keep Kentuckiana informed of severe weather emergencies.

Go H20

Water is a powerful force and essential to sustaining life! At Go H2O, get a sense of how water moves and interacts with the landscape. You control the direction of the water, while processes like erosion, sedimentation, and flooding impact what you set in motion.

Cave Crawl

Kentucky is home to the biggest known cave system on Earth! Get ready, get set, and spelunk in the Cave Crawl, a part of our “terrasphere,” where you can learn what makes (and what lives in) a cave.


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