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.
Upcoming Events (Click for more info on the date’s events)
Planetarium Show 11:00 and 1:15
Explore how dinosaurs lived and died as you embark on an exciting voyage back in time. Everyone knows the tale of the sudden and dramatic death of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But did you know that numerous species of dinosaurs lived, and disappeared, long before the cataclysmic disaster at the end of the Cretaceous period? Journey with us to four different dinosaur digs around the world as we explore how these amazing creatures died… and lived.
Viewers will discover the lives of multiple species of dinosaurs, from the Coelophysis of 205 million years ago to the Allosaurus and Diplodocus of the mid-Jurassic period. Viewers will also see the feathered Sinornithosaurus of China and the T. rex and Triceratops that survived and thrived until the final extinction of all dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Runtime: 22 min
Suitable for: ages 7-13
Trailer: Click here to see a trailer for this show
AM WORKSHOP 10:30 – NOON
Uncommon Color with Mary Nehring
Learn some unusual ways to put color and texture on fabric. We will have fun learning experimental and uncommon ways to dye a t-shirt. Please bring in one 100% white cotton t-shirt for all family members taking the workshop.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
PM WORKSHOP 12:30 – 2:00
Creative Metamorphosis with Sonja Brooks
Bring your sense of humor and imagination to this class. Through the dynamic artform of collage, you might find yourself transplanting elephant trunks onto people, or planting humans in a cornfield. There’s no telling what will emerge from your cut ups.
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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)