Kentucky Science Center reveals a whole new theme under its Great Big Science To-Do umbrella. This time…. it's SENSEational, a festival of sensory science featuring hands-on experiences developed by Science Center staff. This festival will be housed on the first floor exhibit gallery and will run June 1-30. The Science Center's Hannah Clore shows some of the hands on experiences including identifying animal droppings and identifying textures.
Great Big Science To-Do: SENSEational focuses on the different ways human beings explore their surroundings through their senses. The exhibit features three main interactive areas. One of these will be an indoor Park Zone where visitors can capture their imaginations on a giant chalk wall and examine tree bark, dirt samples, plant life, animal tracks and more in a nature discovery center. The Construction Zone engages multiple senses as visitors create and build with tunnels, blocks and gears. The secret sounds of food are revealed in the Kitchen Zone where visitors can investigate the food on their own pantry shelves.
Kentucky Science Center hosted its first run of Great Big Science To-Do in 2011 with three month-long experiences exploring weather, colors and recycling.
Admission to Great Big Science To-Do: SENSEational is included with regular Science Center exhibit admission, which is $13 for adults and $11 for children 2 to 12. Combination tickets, which include an IMAX film, are $18 for adults and $16 for children. Tickets are available in advance by calling (502) 561-6100, ext. 6111 or visiting www.KYScienceCenter.org
About the Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the "State Science Center of Kentucky" by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.