Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
7:07 AM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
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Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Identity

We all experience multiple identities – race, gender, age, sexual orientation, occupation, and more. And we maintain them at all times, even when they don’t overlap.

Take a moment to consider your physical identity. Your psychological identity. Cultural identity. Social identity. Are they all the same? Maybe not, but they all make up who you are.

Defining Identity

American Psychological Association
Definition of identity
https://dictionary.apa.org/identity

Psychology Today
Discusses the definition of identity and various theories on the formation of identity
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/identity

Racial Identity

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Detailed discussion of racial identity
https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/race-and-racial-identity

NPR
Conversations with black immigrants in the American South sheds like on the creation of racial identity
https://www.npr.org/2023/05/07/1174631480/black-immigrants-reflect-on-navigating-their-identities-in-the-american-south 

Gender Identity

American Psychological Association
Detailed discussion of gender identity
https://www.apa.org/topics/lgbtq/transgender-people-gender-identity-gender-expression

NPR
Guide to gender identity terminology
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/996319297/gender-identity-pronouns-expression-guide-lgbtq

World Health Organization
Overview of the social construction of gender and its impacts
https://www.who.int/health-topics/gender

Hearing Others’ Stories

StoryCorps
Non-profit that encourages people from across the country to have meaningful conversations about their lives in ways that illuminate their humanity.
https://storycorps.org/stories/