Please be sure to call
and verify times and rates as they are subject to change
440 W. Short St, Lexington 859.258.3253
COST: $6 / Under age 1 Free
HOURS: Tues - Sat 10a - 5p, Sun 1p - 5p
Wander through 9 different zones with over 100 interactive
exhibits. Some favorites include the Bubble Factory, Science
Station, Hold Your Horses and Wonder Woods. There
are activities to interest a wide age variety and it is well laid
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS- Fun
for all ages! Reasonably priced.
LEXINGTON- UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Next to Rupp Arena, Downtown Lexington
COST: $5 Adult / $3 Students
HOURS: Mon - Sat 10a - 5p, Sun 12p - 5p
This museum has a lot to see and do! Learn the history of
UK basketball, visit a broadcast booth, learn the science of
basketball in the science gallery and play on the virtual basketball
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS- The
broadcast booth and virtual basketball court were favorites.
FAMILY FRIENDLY CONS- Younger children quickly became bored of
KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM
704 Central Ave., Louisville
COST: $14 Adult / $13 Senior (age 55+) / $11 Young Adult
(age 13 - 18) / $6 Children (age 5 - 12) / Under 5 FREE
HOURS: March 15 - November 30: Monday - Saturday 8
am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm / December 1 - March 14:
Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm / Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
A must for any horse lover! Admission fee includes a guided
Historic Walking Tour through the general admission areas of
Churchill Downs. The museum itself has a variety of exhibits,
including several hands-on exhibits. The kids love to take the
trivia challenge (will they answer enough questions for their horse
to win the race?!) or announce their own Derby race like a pro.
Make sure to stop in the 360 degree theatre for a Kentucky Derby
movie experience. Cafe and gift shop on-site.
FAMILY FRIENDLY PROS-
Beautiful facility; well kept. The hands-on activities were
fun for the whole family. The movie was interesting for the
whole family. The kids were excited to be able to see horses
on the tour.