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!
5 Cool Things at Discovery Saturday!
The featured exhibit! Enjoy hands on fun as you create and build!
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!
The 4th Saturday of every month is Discovery Saturday at the LASC! Science exhibits, art exhibits, hands-on Makers Space activities, planetarium shows, and choose additional fun-filled art workshops designed for all ages and skill levels. Events are $4 admission, $10 to add an AM or PM workshop. Pre-registration is suggested. Walk-ins welcome as space allows.
Upcoming Events (Click for more info on the date’s events)
Saturday, March 23, 2019 10 am – 3 pm
Featuring Lexington Philharmonic’s PB&J Concert, FREE ADMISSION
Marksbury Discovery Exhibit | Catching the Wind: the Nature + Science of Flight
Art Galleries | Lennon Michalski: Pulp Abstraction in the Glo Gallery; Miniature Invitational in the Kinkead Gallery; Kentucky Wildlife Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery
Maker’s Space | The Science of Sound: Make a sound sandwich, tell secrets through the whisper tube, and create music with a set of singing rods. By the time you’re done, you’ll be an expert on sound and how we hear it.
Planetarium | 11am: One World, One Sky with Big Bird & Friends; 12:15pm + 1:15pm: Back to the Moon (included with admission)
Add an AM or PM workshop ($7 per person)
These workshops are designed to be enjoyed together with friends and family of all ages. The fourth Saturday of every month, a 90 minute AM and PM workshop will focus on topics such as comic drawing, trying you hand at the pottery wheel and much more. Workshops are led by our teaching artists or science educators and offer a great introduction to the LASC or a unique way entertain family and friends. Drop-ins welcome if space allows. Come early or stay late for a planetarium show and take in our art exhibits to complete the day.
AM Workshop 10:30 – noon | Making Music out of Fruit and Found Objects with Dakota Smith | REGISTER HERE
Explore the wonders of making music on the fly out of everyday objects. Participants learn how to build layers of sound as we explore how looping and “random sounds” can be blended together to create lush soundscapes. Create your own songs in a fun, easy, and collaborative way. $7 with free admission.
PM Workshop 1:00 – 2:30 | Basic Drumming Techniques with Tripp Bratton | REGISTER HERE
Join in a family friendly hand-drumming session. All skill levels welcome. Learn basic drumming techniques as well as the health benefits of communicating through ancient rhythms. Open the heart to higher vibrations allowing deep connections to the spirit and self. Come to connect with others and learn in an empowering environment. $7 with free admission.
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)