The Louisville Science Center is expanding.  It kicked off construction for a new $1 million science education wing.

It will be located in the historic Alexander building adjacent to the science center.

The city purchased the property for the expansion.  The new addition will include four science workshop labs equipped for hands-on student and parent activities.  And it'll make room for more enhanced field trips and after-school programs.

Gail Becker of the science center explains, "The acquisition of this property will allow us to fulfill our mission and serve our community and state for many generations to come."

Construction on the science education wing is expected to be complete in spring of 2009.