The Living Arts and Science Center is a wonderful addition to the downtown Lexington area. If you haven’t ever explored this special place a Super Saturday event is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to enjoy fun as well as learning!
Discovery Saturdays are held on the 4th Saturday of the month throughout the year (exceptions may happen due to holidays). It’s a great day for a great price – it’s hours of fun!
The LASC just underwent a huge renovation and addition project and now features much more space. They have new classrooms, a new permanent planetarium with shows rotating throughout the year, small gift shop, art gallery and more!
Discovery Saturday is held from 10 am – 2 pm with planetarium shows at 11:00 am and 1:15 pm. You can get your planetarium ticket for the show at the front – be sure to grab one for the show you’d like to see when you arrive because space is limited. They also just added new workshops available for each event. Register early for those as well!
The current exhibit is on loan from NASA called Out of this World – A Space Adventure. It features great hands-on activities so you can learn more about space exploration and the world beyond Earth. You can also explore the other parts of the center while you are there including the art gallery, art exhibits, live animals, and more.
5 Cool Things at Discovery Saturday!
Play! Get your creative juices flowing with cool educational games and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Art exhibits! Check out all the artwork around the facility by local students as well as featured artists. You will see many different mediums, styles, and more. Great for discussion!
The outdoors! Enjoy a walk around the grounds. There are outdoor art displays, beautiful landscaping, a water feature, and more. It’s such a fun place for a picnic or a short walk.
Stars and planets of course! The new planetarium is a cool way to see the night sky. With special shows that change with different events be sure to go back and see different shows. You can grab a chair or lay on the floor and gaze up at the show. This one is great for all ages!
NEW Ticket options for Discovery Saturday!
EXPLORE the Living Arts & Science Center with EXPLORER BANDS
$4 per person ($3 members)
Kids of all ages will enjoy dressing up as astronauts, blasting off in the Orion replica space capsule and viewing real space artifacts on loan from NASA in our science exhibit: Out of this World – A Space Adventure. Explorers get hands-on in our makers space with collaborative projects such as: building a city, learning about circuits or creating space aliens. Take in rotating art exhibits in our four art galleries and watch a starry planetarium show in Lexington’s only planetarium. See below for planetarium shows and times.
EXPLORE & CREATE
Add a half-day workshop with CREATOR BANDS
All the benefits of the Explorer Band PLUS and AM or PM Workshop
$10 per person ($9 members)
Great new experiences with no equal in Lexington. Each Discovery Saturday will feature 2 half-day workshops that friends and family of all ages can enjoy together. Workshop topics change every Saturday so be sure to pre-register to save your spot. Drop ins are welcome as space allows.
Creators bring a friend!
BUY 1 Creator Band at $10 and each additional Creator Band is just $8 ($2 per band savings, no limit)
Member discounts apply. Offer valid through May 1, 2017
May 27, 2017 Discovery Saturday
Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
In recent years with the launch of the Kepler Space Telescope and improvement in planet detection techniques there has been an explosion in the number of planets discovered outside our solar system. For the first time ever we are able to explore questions such as “are there any habitable planets out there?”, and “where should we look for life?”. This planetarium show will explain where the best chances currently lie for finding life elsewhere in the universe and highlight some of the noteworthy exoplanets discovered to date.
Runtime: 22 min
Suitable for: ages 10-adult
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show
AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
356. Beautiful Burlap with Toni Warren
Have fun creating a unique wall or window hanging in an inspiring shape of your favorite animal, bird, lizard, fish and more. Using burlap as our canvas along with eye catching felt, embroidery thread, buttons, beads and sequins we will manifest beautiful and imaginative hangings for your home.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 3:00
357. Try Your Hand at the Wheel with Marianne Brown Mize
Ever wondered what throwing a clay pot feels like? This is your chance! Participants will get expert instruction and a chance to practice on the potters wheel during this fun for the whole family experiential workshop. Limit: 10 students
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Upcoming Events (Click for more info on the date’s events)
DID YOU KNOW!!??
The LASC offers Discovery Thursday events as well (held on the 1st Thursday of the month – $2/suggested donation)
The LASC offers birthday parties!!
The LASC offers No School Classes and Camps held throughout the year (spring break, holidays, summer)