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!
Rules and Play is a unique exhibition of interactive installation art created by programmers, artists and game developers. Organized by the game development collaborative, RunJumpDev, a non-profit organization focused on the development of independent computer games in Kentucky. Rules and Play will showcase submitted works of interactivity selected from a global call.
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!
Upcoming Events (Click for more info on the date’s events)
August 25, 2018 10 am – 2 pm
Discovery Saturday + Family Workshops
Discover something new at Discovery Saturdays. 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.
Included with $4 admission…
Marksbury Discovery Exhibit | How Things Work: Engineering and Innovation
Art Galleries | Rules + Play , Deconstruct-Reconstruct with David Arnold, Sonya Blaydes and Darrell Kincer
Maker’s Space | The Science of Flight: Learn all about how things fly! We’ll learn about the science of flight with hands-on experiments then, use those principles to build our own flying contraptions. Take your flying machines and see if you can make it through the aerial obstacle course.
Planetarium | 11am: Earth, Moon, Sun 12:15pm + 1:15pm: Flight Adventure
(included with admission)
Add and AM or PM workshop…
AM Workshop | Symbolic Portraits with Deborah Slone | REGISTER HERE Bring your friends and family to this fun and interactive workshop! We’ll create portraits of each other and tell a unique story using various drawing media like pencils, colored pencils and markers. We’ll integrate ways to use meaningful symbols to create one-of-a-kind portraits.
PM Workshop | Scrappy Jewelry with Sonja Brooks | REGISTER HERE Have fun and learn to take interesting everyday objects and transform them into exquisite jewelry! Select from lots of beautiful materials like fabric, stones, wood, wire or found objects. You can string them all to create a unique wearable necklace for you to wear or to give as a gift.
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)