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Cooking experiments are part of Ky. Science Center's "Thunderblast" party

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Great chefs will tell you that cooking is a science. See what chemical reactions are occurring when you cook your food and learn some new techniques using advanced science and chemistry to create exciting new dishes. The Kentucky Science Center's Hannah Clore and Jason Potts are creating (and tasting!) liquid nitrogen ice cream science spheres and honey caviar with a science twist!

Those are just some of the activities at the Kentucky Science Center's annual family-friendly event, ThunderBlast, will coincide with Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 20 from 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Science Center. Guests at this year's event, will have access to the Kentucky Science Center's temporary exhibition, BODY WORLDS Vital, and the local premiere of a new IMAX® film, Air Racers. ThunderBlast is presented by Genentech.

ThunderBlast features a front-row, riverside view of the Thunder Over Louisville air show and fireworks in the Science Center's parking lot, located at Eighth Street and River Road. This outdoor environment is exclusive to ThunderBlast guests, complete with security and indoor and outdoor restroom facilities. All proceeds benefit the Science Center's mission-driven programs such as curriculum development, on-site programming, School's Out Science Camps, and outreach efforts throughout the region.

New activities this year include an outdoor launch pad (a dedicated area for knocking down large castle blocks with rocket and trebuchets) and a rideable hovercraft in our indoor Hoverhorse Racing activity area. An inflatable bounce house and obstacle course will be available as well as thrilling science demonstrations featuring liquid nitrogen volcanoes, explosive hydrogen balloons, and a brand new "hot vs. cold wrestling show" and more.

Tickets to ThunderBlast include both indoor and outdoor family activities, indoor restrooms, access to additional carnival-style food vendors, and all-day access to the Science Center (open exclusively to ThunderBlast guests beginning at 2:00 p.m.). Admission to ThunderBlast also includes access to the temporary exhibit BODY WORLDS Vital from 2pm-8pm. Space is limited and advance purchase is recommended.

Tickets for members are $40 for adults and, $25 for children ages 2-18. Tickets for nonmembers are $50 for adults and $35 for children ages 2-12 . Tickets can be purchased by calling (502) 561-6100, ext. 6111, or online at  

IMAX tickets will be offered for the discounted price of $4 each all day long, including a 10:15 p.m. showing of Air Racers for those who want to wait out the traffic after the fireworks. A breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world, the documentary film "Air Racers" provides unique insight into the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races.

Additional family-friendly IMAX films will be available the day of ThunderBlast, including The Human Body, an anatomical exploration of our bodies which coincides with BODY WORLDS Vital. Additional IMAX films currently showing include Flight of the Butterflies and Tornado Alley.

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