Discover Night: The Art & Science of Snow!

Thursday, February 4th 6-8pm

UPDATE!!!!!! Due to a delay in our construction, we will be holding the February 4th Discovery Night just across 4th street from us at the Episcopal Diocese Mission House. Feel free to park in our parking lot and walk over. We will have people available at the LASC to help you find your way. Please contact us at (859) 252-5222 with any questions.

Did you know? Snow crystals form when water vapor condenses directly into ice, which happens in the clouds. Snow is white because snow crystals reflect the full spectrum of light, which we see as white. Want to learn more? Hydrologist, Mike Callahan of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will be our guest presenter on this winter evening. Explore the many facets of winter weather, learn about what causes it, and how to predict it! Check out NOAA’s Cyclone Model and learn how meteorologists use it to forecast winter storms. Enjoy some super cool freezing demonstrations and learn about the patterns and shapes of snow crystals. Create some snowy art to take home!

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Register NOW for new classes!

Check-out our after school classes taking place at select area schools, as well as classes on No-School Days, Spring Break, Saturdays, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings!

Printmaking, digital painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, photography, kinetic art, astronomy, and more!


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After 5 years of planning, raising money, dreaming, calculating, re-calculating and constructing,  the Living Arts & Science Center is on the verge of opening the Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center at the LASC.  This 11,000 square foot addition and simultaneous renovation of our historic Kinkead House, has us super excited about the future of the LASC.  The desperately needed increase in space allows us to introduce new programming, bring Lexington its only fixed planetarium and become more of a destination with hands-on activities always at the ready including an improved Discovery Exhibit and a Makers Space for independent art exploration.

WE ARE NOT DONE, WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP TO #GROWTHELASC. While we’ve raised 95% of the money needed to finish this project, the last 5% is actually CRITICAL to opening a building equipped with basic things like tables and chairs and crucial class supplies like computers and digital equipment to fulfill the promise of expanded programming.  Every little bit counts and moves us closer to bringing these exciting new programs to you and your family. Please help us complete this goal by donating today.

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EcoH20 Tips

Be a Water Wise Guy or Gal!

Follow these simple water conservation tips and make a big difference for our planet!

  • Collect rainwater and cold shower water to use for watering plants.
  • Plant drought-resistant trees and plants.
  • Remove dying plants and weeds that compete for available water.
  • Don’t run the hose while washing your car.
  • Limit showers to 5 minutes and install a low-flow shower head.
  • Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush.
  • Check faucets, pipes, and toilets for leaks.
  • Use your dishwasher only for full loads.

Click HERE for a printer friendly handout to have at home.

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LASC is a not-for-profit (501(c)3) organization funded in part by:

Lex Arts

LASC programs are made possible through the generous support of LexArts.  Their annual campaigns raise over a million dollars in support of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lexington, and supports the LASC with an allocation of $102,000 for general operating support.  We thank the many individuals whose passion for the arts compelled them to give generously to LexArts. Special thanks to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and central Kentucky.

Lex Arts Website
Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Living Arts & Science Center with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their continued partnership in ensuring a flourishing future for the arts in Lexington and Kentucky.

Kentucky Arts Council Website
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

LFUCG, Eco Arts, Community Block Grant, & Department of Environmental Quality.

LFUCG Website

PNC’s support provides educational programs in the arts and sciences through our 2015-2016 classes and workshops.

PNC Website
Kentucky Utilities
Bluegrass Communiyt Foundation

Thanks to the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s early childhood education programs for Fayette County Elementary Schools.

Bluegrass Community Foundation Website
Orphan Society of Kentucky
Central Bank
Children’s Charity of the Bluegrass
NASA Kentucky
Time Warner Cable
Klausing Group

The Living Arts & Science Center is grateful for everything the Klausing Group has done by maintaining the grounds here at the center through their 5% for the community program.

The Klausing Group Website
Partners for Youth

Help Support the Living Arts & Science Center

As a nonprofit organization, the Living Arts and Science Center relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our many educational programs.  Gifts are welcomed year-round, and are tax deductible as allowed by law.