Explorium of Lexington

A nonprofit organization

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Help us celebrate our 25th anniversary with a gift to our Explorium gumball mural.  Sponsor one tube of gumballs or as many as you like.  This mural will be on display in our gumball room used for birthday parties, camps, and group visits.  Your donation will support the exhibits and programs of the Explorium and bring tons of happiness to families from all over Kentucky, the United States, and many other countries!

The Explorium of Lexington is important to central Kentucky as a place for families to play and learn together.  With family time being at a premium, the Explorium’s unique atmosphere of education mixed with play provides parents with a fun outlet for their children that also encourages discovery and curiosity.  Parents come to the Explorium and feel good about the quality time spent interacting with their children.

There are nine discovery zones that focus on Kentucky river and horses, health  nutrition, the community around us, the bubble zone, space and flight, insects, dinosaurs, homes from other countries, and a special area for toddlers to discover the wonders of their world.  Within these zones, there are many hands-on exhibits that encourage children to learn by doing.  To compliment the exhibits, there are a host of programs that teach the concepts of the exhibits in cool and unique ways.  From self-carving pumpkins (a chemistry program) to creating art to match a story preschool literacy and color recognition) to Explorium Olympics (cultural program), children leave wanting to learn more. 

As the exhibits and outreach have grown, we have started and expanded some exciting programs. Our annual Museum Go Round features hands-on science and art experiences, rtists under the age of 18 exhibiting and selling their work. Spring break and summer camps teach science, art and culture for pre-school and elementary age children.  The Explorium provides children’s activities at many local fairs and festivals, as well as hands-on science activities for local elementary school’s science nights.  For school groups that cannot come to the Explorium, we offer Field Trips To Go that provide interactive and fun programs that compliment the classroom curriculum. The Explorium also offers Travelling Trunks of hands-on activities for teachers to use in their classrooms.

For 25 years, the Explorium has provided fun, education and entertainment to families in Kentucky.  Many of our current parents remembering coming to the Explorium as a child and enjoy sharing their fond childhood memories with their children.  The Explorium has become a local family tradition.  As one of our young visitors said, "I don't like the Explorium.  I LOVE it!"

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Explorium of Lexington

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family




(859) 258-3253