Plan Your Visit
Code of Conduct
Please take a moment to read our guest Code of Conduct in advance of your visit. All guests will be asked to follow this standard of behavior while Doing Science with us.
Hours of Operation
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.
We are closed on the following days:
- May 6th, 2023 – Kentucky Derby Day
- November 23rd, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day
- December 24th and 25th, 2023 – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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- Annual memberships start at $129, click here to learn about unlimited exhibit access
- Exhibit + movie combo ticket combines entry to our exhibits and one movie of your choice
- Exhibit ticket is a self-guided tour of the Kentucky Science Center
- Movie only ticket to experience a movie in our four-story digital theater
Children under 2 years of age are admitted free of charge.
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Kentucky Science Center is located at 727 West Main Street, on the corner of 8th and Main Streets.
From 64 West:
Take 3rd Street/River Road exit, EXIT 5B toward Downtown.
A right on River Road will lead you to our Parking Lot.
From 64 East:
Take the 9th Street/Roy Wilkins Ave exit, EXIT 4, toward Downtown.
Keep left to take the Market Street ramp.
Turn left onto Market Street.
Turn left onto 7th Street.
Turn left onto West Main Street, and KSC will be on your right. From Main Street, you can take a right on 9th street, taking a right onto the street behind the Frazier to reach our parking lot on the left at the following intersection.
Route 4, Route 77
Our parking area is located directly behind Kentucky Science Center, at the intersection of River Road and Eighth Street, under I-64. Parking is $10 daily. Science Center members enjoy a discounted $7 rate. Our parking kiosk accepts credit/debit cards only. Visitors with cash may pay for their parking at Kentucky Science Center before exiting.
School and charter buses are welcome to pick up and unload passengers at the front of the Kentucky Science Center building on Main Street. From there, bus drivers can find on-street parking just a little farther down Main Street, or on 9th, 10th, or 11th Streets.
Click here for up-to-date information about downtown Louisville road closures.
For the convenience of our guests, we recommend leaving strollers at home or in the car when possible. For families that require a stroller, Kentucky Science Center offers limited strolled parking in our atrium, outside our 4-story theater, and in other designated exhibit areas. Valuables should not be left unattended in strollers. Due to space restrictions, wagon-style strollers are not permitted at Kentucky Science Center.
All children under the age of 13 are required to have a parent, guardian, or chaperone with them at all times during their visit. Children ages 13-15 are welcome to explore the exhibits as long as a parent, guardian, or chaperone is present inside the building. No children under the age of 16 will be admitted to Kentucky Science Center without an adult present.
During your visit, Kentucky Science Center and/or the media may take photos or video to be used by Kentucky Science Center or its designees. If you are photographed at Kentucky Science Center, your image may be used without your prior consent and without compensation on any media, including websites, brochures, flyers, blogs, and social media sites. If you do not want your image used, please inform the Ticket Desk staff upon check-in.
Guests are encouraged to take personal photos or videos during your visit. Professional photographers/videographers or anyone who would like to use photos or footage of Kentucky Science Center exhibits, programs, or events for commercial, public, or artistic purposes should contact the Kentucky Science Center Communications Manager at least 10 days in advance of your visit to secure appropriate permissions.
Firearms and other deadly weapons are strictly prohibited at Kentucky Science Center.