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Uniquely Human

Uniquely Human

Encompassing three separate themes – Thinking, Feeling and Identity – Uniquely Human is Kentucky Science Center’s response to the pressures and priorities of our time and offers a means to join in the reckoning of a legacy of inequality that has persisted for far too long. The permanent exhibition will open in our 3rd floor gallery on July 1st, 2023 and will focus on the connection between body and mind and the ways experience and attitudes influence behaviors while encouraging the development of a broader and more inclusive view of humanity.

What is Uniquely Human?

Pre-teens, teens, young adults and their families are the target audience for Uniquely Human. Our goal is for Uniquely Human to open a dialogue with that audience, inviting discovery and offering growth through an approach that will rely heavily on community-based outreach, partner programming, and a small-scale permanent gallery experience.

Uniquely Human will provide visitors:

  • tools for supporting sustained healthy physical, mental, emotional and environmental habits;
  • ways to grasp the connections between themselves, their families and the broader community;
  • an understanding of links between mental and physical wellbeing that help develop resilience;
  • accessible pathways to understanding identity, empathy, and strengthening tolerance and acceptance; and
  • the chance to reflect, think, feel and act.


When will the Uniquely Human exhibit be complete?

At Kentucky Science Center, we put science at the forefront of everything we do – and that includes the way we develop new exhibitions. The process of developing Uniquely Human began in 2019 with a prototype exhibit of the exhibit’s Identity theme. That was followed in 2020 with a renovation of our 3rd Floor Main Gallery – Uniquely Human’s home – and a prototype of the exhibit’s Feeling theme. Our most recent prototype, Uniquely Human: Thinking, was on view through November 2022. The final version of the exhibit will open on June 29th, 2023.

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