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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, KidsArt4Hearts.com

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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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.
Runtime:
15 min
Suitable for:
ages 7+
Trailer:
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.

Discovery Saturday: Back to the Moon

Past Events Aug 11, 2016 No Comments

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:
Back to the Moon for Good

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge.
Runtime: 25 min
Suitable for: ages 10+

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziTjHZNvMAc
Maker Space Activity:
Interactive Architecture

Using simple materials, dowel rods and rubber bands, create high flying skyscrapers with convoluted geometries. See how high you can go!

Discovery Night: Horse of Course!

Past Events Aug 11, 2016 No Comments

Thursday, September 1st 6-8pm

Get an “up close and personal” experience of one of Kentucky’s favorite animals during our Horse of Course Discovery Night program! Experience LIVE horses and explore equine health with University of Kentucky veterinarian, Dr. Laura Kennedy! Meet the helpful horses and officers of the Kentucky Horse Park’s Mounted Police department! Witness traditional blacksmithing as you watch local artist Dave Shadwick at work on his forge! Learn about the art and athletics of horse vaulting with the Life Adventure Center! Make a stick horse to race and take home!

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MY ANCESTRAL KENTUCKY HOME

Past Events Aug 11, 2016 No Comments

Documenting one man’s search for his ancestral roots in Kentucky.
Screening at the Living Arts & Science Center
September 8th, 8:00 PM
FREE Admission

MY ANCESTRAL KENTUCKY HOME follows community activist James Sleet in the effort to trace his African American and Native American heritage. The Kentucky Historical Society has purchased Mr. Sleet’s Great Grandfather’s farm in Perryville, site of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle. A community populated by formerly enslaved people was established in 1865 and became known as ‘Sleettown.’ Lexington history accents Mr. Sleet’s lifelong community involvement in addition to his interest in gardening and education.

Discovery Saturday: Earth, Moon, & Sun

Past Events Aug 11, 2016 No Comments

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:
Earth, Moon & Sun
Coyote has a razor sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky.
Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun fulldome show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun™ also examines how humans learn through space exploration.
Runtime:
26 min
Suitable for:
ages 5+
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMPML_SbL1w

Maker Space Activity:
Woven Wonders

Visit the gallery exhibit Arturo Sandoval: Artist, Educator, Mentor for inspiration, then try your hand a creating a beautiful tapestry with our oversized loom or your own woven bookmark to take home.

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