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Discovery Night: Habitat Earth Planetarium Show Premier!, presented by PNC Bank

Past Events May 15, 2017 No Comments

Thursday, June 1st 5:30-8:30pm
Space is limited, call to reserve tickets now, 859-252-5222

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. Space is limited, call to reserve tickets now, 859-252-5222. 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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Family Fun Day 2017

Past Events Apr 07, 2017 No Comments

Saturday, May 13
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s springtime in the Bluegrass and a great time to explore, experiment, and get creative inside and out! Join the Living Arts & Science Center’s teachers, staff and special guests for a FREE day of indoor and outdoor hands-on arts, science and music activities.

The event is free and open to the public and offers many new activities as well as annual events. All activities are hands-on and will take place indoors and out,
rain or shine!

Special events this year will include:

  • The Kentucky Reptile Zoo with LIVE animals!
  • Creating an urban landscape with the LASC’s Clay City.
  • Discovering the plants and animals of the natural world with Forrest Findings!
  • Visiting the art and hands-on science exhibits.
  • Lending a helping hand while painting this years art car and sidewalk piano
  • Experiencing hands-on clay wheel throwing demonstrations
  • Visiting our Live Animals and learn about their water and land habitats.
  • Discovering hands-on science demonstrations featuring skulls, skeletons, and fossils, geology digs, and the shocking Van de Graaff generator
  • Creating colorful crafts like reptwirls, kites, giant murals, and other collaborative art!
  • And, your chance to win an amazing LASC gift basket with this years raffle

Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase.

Discovery Night: Marvelous Mobiles – Kinetic Art Night!

Past Events Nov 30, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, December 1st 6-8pm

Explore the fun of art that MOVES! Discover kinetic artwork in our art gallery and create a marvelous mobile with master metalsmith and sculptor, Lloyd Hughes! Using aluminum, wood, and other materials, we’ll create and learn about balance, shape, movement, and composition. Materials will be provided, but if there is something you would like to use in your mobile, bring it along and we’ll give it a try!

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Discovery Night: Dogs on Patrol!, presented by PNC Bank

Past Events Nov 29, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, January 5th 6-8pm
Cancelled due to weather

Meet the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of Police Canine Unit – a group of highly trained dogs, able to detect explosives, search buildings, sniff out illegal drugs, help with patrols, and even apprehend criminals! Think your dog can do that? Come learn more about these amazing animals and the officers that work with them! You can also create some unique canine art to take home!

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Discovery Night: Healthy Hearts!, presented by PNC Bank

Past Events Nov 28, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, February 2nd 6-8pm

Celebrate HEART month this February at the Living Arts & Science Center with special guest doctors and scientists from the University of Kentucky!

Presenters will include:
Dr. Susan Smyth, PhD, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical Director, Gill Heart Institute;
Dr. Ted Wright, MD, Transplant Surgeon;
Deb Rateri, Cardiovascular Researcher;
Dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl,

The Living Arts & Science Center’s Glo Gallery will glow Healthy Heart RED while inside we explore heart science and health in a fun, hands-on fashion!  Enjoy heart healthy snacks, check out REAL human hearts, learn CPR, participate in heart healthy yoga and cardio dance in the planetarium, get your blood pressure checked, and enjoy giveaways and a healthy grocery bag raffle!

You will also have the opportunity to combine art and science with the fascinating KidsArt4Hearts origami project.  Families can join in the fun of creating a giant heart art installation here at the LASC and make your own hearts to take home.

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Discovery Night: Hands-On Clay Night!, presented by PNC Bank

Past Events Nov 27, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, March 2nd 6-8pm

Join us for a fun filled evening of clay exploration! Enjoy live wheel throwing demos by professional artists, learn about clay techniques with special guest artists Jeffrey Nichols and Amelia Stamps, view works of art from our Kentucky Clay art exhibition, and express yourself by digging your hands into some clay too!

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Discovery Night: Live Alpaca Night!, presented by PNC Bank

Past Events Nov 26, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, April 6th 6-8pm

Join us for a unique evening program that will feature LIVE alpacas from River Hill Ranch in Richmond, “sheep to shawl” fiber demonstrations, and hands on projects designed for you to make and take home! We’ll explore the process of sheering and creating fiber products from various animals!

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Discovery Night: Exotic Animal Night, presented by PNC Bank

Past Events Nov 25, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, May 4th 6-8pm

Enjoy an evening of up close and personal encounters with a wide variety of exotic LIVE animals! From hedgehogs, chinchillas, and zebra finches, to leopard geckos, tree frogs, iguanas, and ferrets – this evening is guaranteed to be lively and full of information about these diverse animals and their habitats! Join the LASC and Most Valuable Pets for this animal exploration and make some exotic animal art to take home!

KY Reptile Zoo will be at Family Fun Day (show at 11am and 1pm).

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Cosmic Yoga

Past Events Nov 09, 2016 No Comments

Join us for a unique yoga class within the LASC Planetarium. Lead by Lauren Higdon & Josh Saxton from Centered, Lexington’s Holistic Healing Center, we will have an out of this world yoga event! This class will integrate basic yoga assanas, breath work and a cosmic mediation experience. A well crafted audio soundtrack will accompany the planetarium images. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. This class is open to all experience levels.

Teen – Adults | 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Saturday | $15 per class

Discovery Saturday: Winter Stargazing

Past Events Nov 04, 2016 No Comments

November 26

Join us for Discovery Saturdays! Kids of all ages will enjoy trying on the spacesuits, climbing through the Orion replica space capsule and seeing the real moon rock collected by Apollo 17, on loan from NASA, in the exhibit Out of this World – A Space Adventure. Try your hand at a self-guided art or science activity in the Maker Space. Explore the universe in the new planetarium. Hands-on activities throughout the building will keep the entire family engaged.

The LASC will be open the 4th Saturday of every month from 10am-2pm for families to explore the Discovery Exhibit, art galleries, and 30 minute planetarium shows starting at 11:00 and 1:15. Discovery Saturdays are a $4 per person admission ($3 for members).

Planetarium Show:
Winter Stargazing

Each of the four Seasonal Stargazing shows (spring, summer, autumn, winter) highlights the most prominent and easy-to-find stars and constellations of the season. Audience members see and hear star names and constellations, and learn to star-hop for popular deep-sky objects.
15 min
Suitable for:
ages 7+
Click here to view a trailer for the planetarium show

Maker Space Activity:
Build, Make, and Create in the Maker Space. Try your hand at some of the amazing interactive activities available in the Moosnick Maker Space. Gather your friends and build a tower to the stars or see if you can solve the bridge puzzle. Build a city, or try some funky physics. Have fun and create in this wonderful space.