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Discovery Night: Colors of Rhythm, Music & Art Night!

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Thursday, September 7th 5-8pm
With special guests from the PNC Mobil Learning Adventure starting at 5 PM

Enjoy live art performances and make art inspired by music during this unique and fun filled night of rhythm, dance and visual art!  Witness artists producing work to a live hip hop DJ!  Join in and create a piece of art to take home!  Make music with a variety of instruments and experiment with hands-on sound science activities in our Explorer’s Classroom!  And don’t forget to dance under the stars in the LASC Planetarium!

The Living Arts & Science Center is happy to partner with PNC to bring you The Mobile Learning Adventure (MLA) during Discovery Night. Starting at 5 PM the MLA will have fun filled activities that provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn about the importance of early childhood education while having fun with their children.

The educational exhibit allows parents and children to engage in unique, interactive activities — whether visiting a learning kiosk, imagining the future, or exploring the difference between a need versus a want. It’s a great way to discover how everyday moments are learning opportunities.

Click HERE for a video of all the activities in the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure.

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Bike Prom

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9th Annual
Bike Prom

September 16, 2017
Registration Fee: $10.00 per person. Register here for Bike Prom

A Lexington favorite and good vibes for all ages! Dress your best and get your dance card punched by biking the groovy downtown route and land some far-out awards and giveaways. Then get down at the Dicso after party at the LASC with funky DJ sounds, West 6th Brewing & food trucks. Can you dig it? Prom King and Queen will be crowned at the after-party along with other awards and prizes. The event is open to the public and for all levels of biking experience.
Food trucks and drinks will also be available.

Pre-Prom refreshments and registration begins at 4:00 PM at LASC. The ride through downtown begins at 5:00 PM. All proceeds benefit the Living Arts & Science Center’s Scholarship Fund.

And here’s your chance to win a brand new bike! One winner will receive a Purple D Street Bike, valued at $379! Tickets are $5 each. Drawing takes place at Bike Prom on September 16th, 2017. No need to be present to win.

Rain date: Saturday, September 23rd

Eclipse Celebration at the LASC

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Due to the cancellation of school on Eclipse Day Monday, August 21st, The Living Arts & Science Center (LASC) will open its planned Eclipse Celebration to the public. The LASC will be open 12 – 4pm with activities throughout the building for families to enjoy together. The Living Arts & Science Center’s science educators will lead students through art and science activities such as drawing a corona, making shadow puppets and sundials, solar oven demonstrations, making pinhole viewers and “Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America” a live feed from NASA in the planetarium. This is a FREE event with FREE eclipse glasses for the first 300 visitors. (You should not look directly at the sun without proper eye protection, click HERE for more information on safety issues with the eclipse) Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Teachers and care providers are encouraged to bring small groups with a reservation. Call the LASC at (859) 252-5222 to reserve a space for small groups.

Heather Lyons, Executive Director at the Living Arts & Science Center summed it up this way, “A total solar eclipse is widely regarded as the ultimate astronomy event. It is very exciting to be able to share this dramatic and rare demonstration of space science in such interactive ways with students and teachers. It will be a memorable experience for everyone.”

A Post-Eclipse party will take place during the Living Arts &Science Center’s monthly Discovery Saturday event on August 26th. Children and adults can take part in many eclipse activities such as drawing a corona, making shadow puppets and sundials, and viewing Planetarium shows of NASA’s eclipse recordings from Aug. 21. Discovery Saturday takes place every 4th Saturday from 10-2PM with hands-on activities throughout the building, planetarium shows and family workshops. Admission to Discovery Saturday is $4.00 and includes all eclipse activities and planetarium shows. Additional art workshops are also available for $8.00 and $10.00 per person.
Eclipse glasses are also available for purchase in the gift shop at the Living Arts & Science Center.

Schedule of Events for Eclipse Day, August 21st, Noon – 4PM:
Noon – 4:00PM: Visitors can rotate through learning centers at their own pace.
2:00 – 3:00: Outdoor Live Eclipse Viewing Party
2:30PM: Approximate Max Eclipse Coverage

NO Discovery Night in July

Discovery Nights, Upcoming Events Jun 02, 2017 No Comments

Thursday, July 6th

NO Discovery Night due to the July 4th Holiday.

Discovery Night: Make, Build, Create Engineering Night!, presented by PNC Bank

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Thursday, August 3rd 6:00-8:00pm

Be an engineer and innovator during this hands-on Discovery Night program for the whole family! Delve into a variety of interactive stations such as arch creations, boat building, bridge and dowel rod construction, architectural blocks, tube/ball walls, 3D paper environments, and much more! Meet engineers from the University of Kentucky and check out the Solar Car Team’s latest vehicle!

Activities include:
UK Solar Car Team w/ car outside in parking lot
Engineering with Fluids in Makerspace w/Matt
Virtual Reality in Glo Gallery w/Run Jump Dev
Hands-on Engineering activities in garden rooms
Meet an Engineer tables w/ Scott Heydinger (LexMark) & Dan King (Lockheed-Martin)
Make a Balance Bot in the Red Room
Rube Goldberg Experiments in Yellow Room w/Louis
Last chance to experience the Space Exhibit

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

Discovery Nights, Upcoming Events Jun 02, 2017 No Comments

Thursday, October 5th 6-8pm
With special guests from the Lexington Humane Society

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! While you’re here, meet some lovable animals from the Lexington Humane Society and create some unique canine art to take home!

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