LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Monday, the Living Arts & Science Center celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Historic Kinkead House and the Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center at the Living Arts & Science Center (LASC).
Kentucky State Senator Reggie Thomas and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray were in attendance to offer remarks on the impact of the LASC to the state of Kentucky and the city of Lexington. Mayor Gray declared April 18th – Living Arts & Science Center day.
With 18,000 square feet of space dedicated to creative exploration and Lexington’s only planetarium, the Living Arts & Science Center is adding programming and expanding their hours. The LASC is now open 6 days a week with a new program on Saturdays called Discovery Saturdays. From 10-2pm on Saturdays, visitors can explore four art galleries, the science Discovery exhibit currently titled, Out of this World – A Space Adventure, get artsy in the self-guided, hand-on makers space and catch a 1:30 planetarium show for a $4 per person admission.
“Nothing like this exists in Lexington. This is a real game changer for the community, will certainly expand educational opportunities, but also is a fun destination for kids and families from all over the state,” Heather Lyons, Executive Director of the Living Arts & Science Center
The LASC’s impact reaches far beyond Lexington. By outreaching to schools all over the state with traveling field trips and in-school programs, the LASC reached over 40,000 students and adults in 48 Kentucky counties in 2014. These numbers are set to grow considerably with expanded space for multiple field trips at a time and dedicated space for classrooms and exhibits.
Monday’s ribbon cutting is the first of a series of Grand Opening events including the LASC’s signature event H’Artful of Fun on April 23rd, and Family Fun Day on May 14th.