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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 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 

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 

Festivals Around the Globe! @ The Living Arts & Science Center's December Discovery Night!

Children, For the Family, Education, Community Event, Holiday
Join us for a festive evening of rich, cultural celebration as we explore winter festivals across the globe! Journey to the Middle East and explore winter holidays, the significance of Rangoli design, traditional music, and the art of henna! Explore winter Chinese holidays through traditional instruments, costumes, and calligraphy demonstrations with the University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute! Explorer the Indian festival of Dusshera through dance performances from four distinct regional celebrations! Enjoy Irish holiday dance traditions with a lively performance and “how to” instruction from Bluegrass Ceili! You won’t want to miss this festive celebration!
holiday;kids;family;culture;art;fun;dance
Event Info: (859) 252-5222
Ages: all ages
Price: Suggested donation $2 per person
Event Website: www.LASCLEX.org
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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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Schedule
 • Sat 3/23/19 at 10am and 11am