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Living Arts and Science Center


address  362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
 Lexington, KY  40508
phone (859) 252-5222
hours Sept.-May: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-5 pm; Sat. 10 am-2 pm; June-Aug.: Mon.-Fri. 8 am- 5:30 pm
parking Off-street parking is located directly in front of the building
general adm Free
www.lasclex.org/

Upcoming Events

Pre-K Art Day

Children's Arts/Crafts
FREE (donations welcomed) Class size is limited to 20 students + their parent or caregiver. Additional self-guided activities will be provided should we have more than 20 guests arrive for the class. First come first serve. Space is limited for strollers.
Pre-K;Family;Free;class;kids;fun;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Price: Free Admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/pre-k-art-day-4/2018-12-18/
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Schedule
 • Tue 9/25/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 10/2/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 10/9/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 10/16/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 10/23/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 10/30/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 11/6/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 11/13/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 11/20/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 11/27/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 12/4/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 12/11/18 at 10am-10:45am 
 • Tue 12/18/18 at 10am-10:45am 

Prehistoric Palooza! at The Living Arts & Science Center's October Discovery Night!

Animals, Children, For the Family
Join us for a fascinating night of exploring the past! From unearthing and identify fossils at our dig site to exploring fossil remains of spiny-skinned marine animals (echinoderms) with University of Kentucky professor, Dr. Frank Ettensohn! Create prehistoric art and solve a paleontology puzzle! Also during Discovery Night, voyage back in time to explore dinosaurs in the LASC planetarium as you experience the show Dinosaur Prophesy!
animals;family;science;art;planetarium
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: Suggested donation $2 per person
Event Website: www.LASCLEX.org
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 • Thu 10/4/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Discovery Night: Prehistoric Palooza

History/Science
Join us for a fascinating night of exploring the past! From unearthing and identify fossils at our dig site to exploring fossil remains of spiny-skinned marine animals (echinoderms) with University of Kentucky professor, Dr. Frank Ettensohn! Create prehistoric art and solve a paleontology puzzle! Also during Discovery Night, voyage back in time to explore dinosaurs in the LASC planetarium as you experience the show Dinosaur Prophecy! $2 per person suggested donation
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/discovery-night-prehistoric-palooza/
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 • Thu 10/4/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Fall Break Classes

Children's Arts/Crafts
When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/fall-break-no-school-day-classes/
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 • Thu 10/4/18 - Fri 10/5/18 at 7:45am-5:30pm 

Planetarium Pop-Up: Dinosaurs at Dusk

Living History
The Living Arts & Science Center has LIMITED RUN of NEW planetarium shows, just $4 admission. These shows may not be shown at the LASC again, so take this opportunity to discover something new about your world in the LASC Planetarium. Dinosaurs at Dusk A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs. Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight. When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs. Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: $4 admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/planetarium-pop-up-science-in-the-dome/
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 • Fri 10/5/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Planetarium Pop-Up:Science in the Dome

For the Family
The Living Arts & Science Center has LIMITED RUN of NEW planetarium shows, just $4 admission. These shows may not be shown at the LASC again, so take this opportunity to discover something new about your world in the LASC Planetarium. Science in the Dome is a collection of 4 short shows touching on a range of science topics. Bring your best science questions and we’ll have a lively science discussion between each show. Shows include: States of Matter Arrr Matey’s! What do we have here?? Is it a solid? A liquid? A gas? Hmm…Does it “Matter”? It most certainly does! We are talking about GOLD! So put on your lab coat and come investigate matter with us! Ecosystems Ewww, a maggot. But it’s only a decomposer! Students love to be “grossed out” and at the same time they will learn about the many important roles of living and non-living factors in an ecosystem. A unique educational tool including technical terminology such as abiotic, consumer, community, omnivore, food web and many more – from the types of ecosystems to the roles of plants and animals and how it all interrelates. Weather What’s it like outside? Rainy, windy, hot? Let’s check our thermometer, rain gauge and wind sock! Your students will learn important terms for describing and measuring weather and what to do if weather becomes severe in this exciting, live action video The H2O Cycle Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, advection, humidity, transpiration, and even evapotranspiration are introduced and taught in this video. We use live action FullDome videography to immerse the audience in the learning experience. This education module ends with a review set to a rap – the “Water Cycle Rap”. Careful, you may find yourself humming the catchy tune well after you are back from the Science Center! Max 4 tickets per person. Quantities are limited. Unsold tickets will be available 1st come, 1st serve at the door.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: $4 admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/planetarium-pop-up-science-in-the-dome-2/
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 • Fri 10/5/18 at 10am-11am 

Discovery Saturday + Family Workshops

Children's Arts/Crafts
Discover something new at Discovery Saturdays. Included with $4 admission… Marksbury Discovery Exhibit | Catching the Wind: the Nature + Science of Flight Art Galleries | Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Maker’s Space | Spooky Chemical Reactions: Make ghosts fly and zombie pumpkins spit up. Play with mysterious oobleck and create your very own color changing slime to take home. Planetarium | 11am: Earth, Moon, Sun 12:15pm + 1:15pm: Losing the Dark and Seasonal Stargazing (included with admission) Add and AM or PM workshop… 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 | Live Music Composition with Dakota Smith | REGISTER HERE Experiment with a variety of digital music samplers and drum machines. The whole family will have fun learning the basics of music sampling to create your own songs! Learn to build layers of sound in a fun, easy way. No prior experience necessary. Limit 10 teams/families. Bring a flash drive to take your creations home. PM Workshop | Art from the Heart: a FREE Workshop and FREE Discovery Saturday Admission for 5th – 12th graders | REGISTER HERE Student artists from 5th to 12th grade are invited to join us in this FREE workshop. Studies show that children’s artwork inspires, uplifts and encourages healing for children and family members who are experiencing health issues. Copies of artwork created in this workshop (you keep the originals) will be framed and hung in the patient exam rooms of Louisville’s Novak Center for Children’s Health. S
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: $4 admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/discovery-saturday-family-workshops-8/
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 • Sat 10/27/18 at 10am-2pm 

Dia de los Meurtos/Day of the Dead Festival

Community Event
On November 1, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 12th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This event is a fun, participatory experience for the entire family. The Day of the Dead Festival is a true community event bringing together individuals, groups, students and teachers from the Latino and non-Latino communities. Join the celebration and experience the rich visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and parts of Central and South America. The Festival will include live music and dance performances, traditional food, hands-on crafts, art exhibits and a gallery talk by the artists, a candlelight parade, and an exhibition of altars in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground Traditional Mexican dance performed by various Lexington dance companies. A variety of hands-on crafts typical of Day of the Dead celebrations will take place indoors and out including activities such as decorating Sugar Skulls ($2 fee), dancing catrinas, tin ornaments and traditional headdresses. Contribute to a community altar by bringing a memory from someone close to you. Day of the Dead Exhibition The LASC’s annual Day of the Dead exhibits brings together the rich visual traditions of this holiday that celebrates the memories of family, friends and other public figures. Presented in conjunction with our Day of the Dead Festival, these exhibits generally feature artists of Latino heritage or artists that make work in response to the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos and a Community Schools Art Project. Traditional food from area restaurants will be available for purchase at the LASC. The LASC will also serve complimentary pan de muertos, the traditional bread of the dead.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/day-of-the-dead-festival-festival-del-dia-de-los-muertos/
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 • Thu 11/1/18 at 5pm-9pm 

Election Day-No School Day Classes

Children's Arts/Crafts
When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: 3-18
Price: Prices vary
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/no-school-day-classes-election-day/
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 • Tue 11/6/18 at 7:45am-5:30pm 

Planetarium Pop-Up: Cosmic Colors

Film
The Living Arts & Science Center has LIMITED RUN of a popular planetarium show and is offering it this week for just $4 admission. This show may not be shown at the LASC again, so take this opportunity to discover something new about your world in the LASC Planetarium. COSMIC COLORS Cosmic Colors will take you on a wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur–based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: $4 admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/planetarium-pop-up-cosmic-colors/2018-11-06/
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 • Tue 11/6/18 at 10am till 11pm, 2pm till 3pm 

Gallery Hop Reception: Day of the Dead Exhibition

Art Show
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/gallery-hop-reception-opening-day-of-the-dead-exhibition/
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 • Fri 11/16/18 at 5pm-8pm 

No School Day Classes

Children's Arts/Crafts
When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: 3-18
Price: prices vary
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/no-school-day-classes-thanksgiving-break/
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 • Wed 11/21/18 at 7:45am-5:30pm 

Discovery Saturdays + Family Workshops

Children's Arts/Crafts
Marksbury Discovery Exhibit | Catching the Wind: the Nature + Science of Flight Art Galleries | Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen + Day of the Dead Exhibition Maker’s Space | Electromagnetism: Explore the properties of electricity and magnets by creating magnetic trains, electric motors and flashcard flashlights that you can take home with you. Planetarium | 11am: One World, One Sky with Big Bird and Friends 12:15pm + 1:15pm: From Earth to the Universe (included with admission) Add and AM or PM workshop ($10 per person, includes admission) 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 | Paper Marbling Holiday Cards with Maggie Rogers | REGISTER HERE Students will experience the science behind liquid densities while learning about a traditional art from Japan. Enjoy the meditative experience Suminagashi paper marbling can provide while making a few holiday greeting cards in the process. PM Workshop | Dazzling Snow Globes with Maggie Rogers | REGISTER HERE Use glitter, confetti, snow and special objects to create your own one-of-a-kind magical snow globe. Create a beautiful winter scene or something to enjoy all year round. They make a perfect gift or keepsake. 6 years or older.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: $4 admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/discovery-saturday-family-workshops-9/
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 • Sat 11/24/18 at 10am-2pm 

Discovery Night: Festivals Around the World

Children's Arts/Crafts
Join us for a festive evening of rich, cultural celebration as we explore winter festivals across the globe! Special guests will include members of the Japanese American Society of Kentucky, Casa de la Cultura, the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass, dancers from India, and more! Enjoy the art of culture – from colorful costumes and music to traditional dances and demonstrations – you won’t want to miss this festive celebration! $2 per person suggested donation.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/discovery-night-festivals-around-the-globe/
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 • Thu 12/6/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Winter Break Classes I

Children's Arts/Crafts
When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: 3-18
Price: Prices vary
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/no-school-day-classes-winter-break-i/
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 • Thu 12/20/18 - Fri 12/21/18 at 7:45am-5:30pm 

Planetarium Pop-Up: Seasons of Light

For the Family
The Living Arts & Science Center has LIMITED RUN of this popular planetarium show and is offering it for just $4 admission. This show may not be shown at the LASC again, so take this opportunity to discover something new about your world in the LASC Planetarium. SEASON OF LIGHT Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It’s an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the “Star over Bethlehem”. Season of Light is a specialty program with an emphasis on astronomical and cultural themes related to the holiday season. Its educational impact is achieved through a set of multidisciplinary ideas woven throughout the program that help relate different holiday traditions and astronomy to the lives of students, families, and the general public. Narrated by National Public Radio’s Noah Adams.
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: $4 admission
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/planetarium-pop-up-season-of-light/2018-12-21/
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 • Fri 12/21/18 at 5:30pm-6:30pm 
 • Fri 12/21/18 at 10am till 11am, 2pm till 3pm 

Winter Break Classes II

Class/Workshop
When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits
family;children;art;science
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: 3-18
Price: Prices vary
Event Website: http://lasclex.org/event/no-school-day-classes-winter-break-ii/
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 • Wed 12/26/18 - Fri 12/28/18 at 7:45am-5:30pm 

LexPhil PB&J Concert: Music Builds Math!

Family/Child
Join us for a Saturday morning of music, learning, and of course PB&J Sandwiches! A half-hour concert is followed by a half-hour for play and discovery in the Instrument Petting Zoo.
free;music;learning;peanut butter;jelly;sandwich;pbj;concert;instrument;petting zoo
Event Info: (859) 233-4226
Price: FREE
Free
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 • Sat 3/23/19 at 10am and 11am