Discovery Night: Habitat Earth Planetarium Show Premier!

Thursday, June 1st 6-8pm

Delve into a full dome exploration of what it means to live in today’s connected world, exploring a variety of habitats, types of life, and relationships – fun for all ages! Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, and travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive. Show times are 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, & 7:45pm. Also during Discovery Night enjoy exploring forest ecosystems with KY Division of Forestry and special guest, Smokey the Bear! Dive into water conservation with guests from KY Division of Water and their sidekick, Ollie Otter! Don’t forget to create some earth friendly art to take home too!

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Summer Classes at the LASC

Summer’s almost here and it’s time for some fun and creativity! Explore over 140 classes in Animation, Drawing, Physics, Lego Robots, Painting, Clay, Architecture, and more!

Click here for a full listing of summer classes.

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Discovery Saturdays!

NEW!!! Two Ways to Spend the Day…

1. EXPLORE the Living Arts & Science Center with EXPLORER BANDS
$4 per person ($3 members)

Kids of all ages will enjoy dressing up as astronauts, blasting off in the Orion replica space capsule and viewing real space artifacts on loan from NASA in our science exhibit: Out of this World – A Space Adventure. Explorers get hands-on in our makers space with collaborative projects such as: building a city, learning about circuits or creating space aliens. Take in rotating art exhibits in our four art galleries and watch a starry planetarium show in Lexington’s only planetarium. See below for planetarium shows and times.

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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 $108,000 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.