Discovery Night: Animal Kingdom Color!

Thursday, October 2nd 6-8pm
Come explore the world of color in the animal kingdom as we meet animals who use color to communicate, warn or hide from predators, attract friends, and more! Special LIVE animal guests will include tropical birds from The Parrot’s Nest in Richmond, Kentucky and LASC’s own poison dart frogs, salamanders, fire-bellied toads, and new chameleon! Also during Discovery Night, explore our brand new Discovery Exhibit: The Nature of Color! Uncover the mystery of light and color with hands-on physics experiments, examine the intersections of art and science, learn about the importance of color perception, and much more! And don’t forget to make some vibrant, color art to take home!

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Two Sessions of Fall Break!

The LASC is now offering TWO sessions of Fall Break this year.

This fall the LASC is offering No-School Day classes for when both Fayette County and other area schools are out of session. Check out and register for Fayette County’s Fall Break classes, taking place on Oct. 2-3
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and all other school’s Fall Break, taking place Oct. 13-14.
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Construction News and Updates

July 10, 2014

Dear Friends of the Living Arts & Science Center:

The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) is thrilled to announce that construction will soon begin on our long-awaited expansion project that will bring many more educational and creative offerings to our community and state.   Our new building will be a tremendous community resource with new classrooms, a digital media studio, a teaching kitchen, Lexington’s only Planetarium, and reconfigured grounds with interactive gardens.  We are so very pleased to have received such incredible community support to help make this happen!

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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.
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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
The William Stamps Farish Fund

The William Stamps Farish Fund supports the LASC’s many educational outreach programs as well as care and maintenance of our historic building.

Bluegrass Communiyt Foundation

Thanks to the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s after-school Science Explorer’s program in five Fayette Co. elementary schools.

Bluegrass Community Foundation Website
PNC

PNC’s support provides educational programs in the arts and sciences for pre-school students.

PNC Website
Kentucky American Water

Thanks to Kentucky American Water the LASC has been able to provide a number of programs to the neighborhood and community at large.

Kentucky American Water Website
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

LFUCG, Eco Arts, & Department of Environmental Quality

LFUCG Website
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
Living Green Partner

The Living Arts & Science  Center is now a Living Green Partner, a joint program between Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and Bluegrass PRIDE which help organizations start or expand recycling programs, improve water quality and conservation, and become more energy efficient.

Living Green
Magnetic Image, Inc.

Magnetic Image has contributed in-kind services to help the Living Arts & Science Center with their media presence, including producing a television commercial and designing and administering this website.

Magnetic Image Website
J.P. Morgan Chase

Thanks to the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation for their continuing support of the LASC’s educational programing.

J.P. Morgan Chase
Kentucky Utilities
Hudson-Ellis Advisory Board at the Bluegrass Community Foundation

Thanks to the The Hudson-Ellis Advisory Board at the Bluegrass Community Foundation for their support in providing educational programing to Danville and Boyle County students through the LASC.

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.

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