There are great things to do with kids in Central KY that cost $5 or less!  Enjoy history, the outdoors, sports, and special events! Of course the FREE stuff is always great so check out the links to FREE fun below!

Cool Places with Cheap Admission

Kentucky Children’s Garden (Open March – October) $3/person or $10/family of up to 5

Mary Todd Lincoln House (March – November) Children (6–12) $6, Children (0–5) FREE, Adult $15

Aviation Museum of Kentucky  Children (0-5) & Members – Free, Children/Youth (6-16 years) $5.00, Adults (17-59 years)  $10.00

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill $5 after 5 pm Admission Deal on select Friday and Saturday nights

Hummel Planetarium  Adults (18-61)  $6.00, Seniors (62+), Students (4-17), Military  $5.00, EKU Staff and Students  $5.00, Children 3 and under Free

Salato Wildlife Education Center (Open March – November) Adults $5.00, Youth (5 – 18) $3.00, Children 4 and under FREE

Fort Boonesborough Children (6 – 12) $5.00, Children Under 6 are FREE, Adults $8

Fort Harrod Children (6-12) $4.00, Children 5 and Under FREE, Adults $7.00

Fun Things to Do

Lexington Philharmonic Sound Explorers (September – April)  $5 per person or get tickets to all 4 for $16

Summer Movie Events (Many are FREE!)

Visit a Central KY Aquatic Center – Most admissions are under $5 for children

Check out a University of Kentucky Sporting Event – many sports have affordable ticket prices

Special Events

Michaels Craft Stores offer special Kids Club events throughout the year

Enjoy Discovery Saturday at the Living Arts and Science Center (FREE)

Check out a Pay What You Can Performance at the Lexington Children’s Theatre (Typically the Saturday 7 pm performance)

Keeneland (April and October) General Admission $5 per person, Children 12 and Under FREE

Updated 2/26/24 (Call ahead to confirm rates are still unchanged)

Check out the Lex Fun 4 Kids FREE Listings too!

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