Explorium Of Lexington Lexington

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Explorium Of Lexington
440 W. Short Street
Tel: (859) 258-3253


The museum is located at 440 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 which is in Victorian Square in Downtown Lexington. You can enter from the 2nd floor of Victorian Square, or alternatively from the West Short St entrance.

Where are we going today?

Since 1990, over 1 million visitors have come to enjoy this fun and educational experience - thats a lot of fun that's been had!

Explorium of Lexington is a great way to inspire imagination and creativity within children of all ages. 

There are a number of exhibits to really focus on certain elements of a childs growth - from coordination, senses, and imagination.  

Have you ever wanted to enclose yourself in a giant bubble?  Now you can! Bubble zone allows you to create all the fun, shiny bubbles you want, and even experiment with different sizes and shapes.

The Natural Wonders gallery is devoted entirely to our planets inhabitants - from the earliest creatures to gain an understanding of evolution, to the rare creatures that inhabit our planet today. 

There is a great interactive world map to teach kids about geography and the countries of the world, and an energetic "Lets Move" exhibit where kids can activate sounds and graphics projected onto the floor. 

There are always fun special events held within the museum, and every Saturday and Sunday they have an engaging and creative staff led activity which changes every week (so you'll have to keep going back to see whats next!) 

They also hold summer camps and inspiring art classes, and they also have a play area specifically designed for babies and children under 3 years of age.  

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8
  • Children$8
  • Free Under: 1 year of age

When can we go?

Closed Mondays. Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Closed for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (early close) and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

Emporium offer specialized programs for field trips for students from Pre-K right through to 7th grade. Scheduled visits receive a discounted price, and all the exhibits ensure they meet the Kentucky school curriculum standards to ensure it is a great option outside of the classroom. .

I'm Hungry!

Unfortunately the Emporium doesn't have anywhere to stop those rumbles within the building, but the good news is they are located very close to a range of yummy alternatives so it's always a great idea to grab some food before or after your visit. .

Need a little extra help?

There are ramps that service all areas of the museum so those with wheelchairs won't have any issues at all. .

Can I get one of those?

In addition to some fun Emporium souvenirs you can purchase, the Emporium Gift Shop sells a range of fun and exciting gifts that relate to the exhibits so if something really catches your eye as you walk around, be sure to look for a keep sake in the gift shop!.

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