The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

Ashland, KY

Where are we going?

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
1620 Winchester Ave
KY 41101

606 329-8888

What is there to do?

Kids as young as 6 months can get excited at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center with all the interactive exhibits and activities that explore and celebrate the history and heritage of Kentucky!

Located on the Country Music Highway, the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center puts the past in perspective, and moves the present into the future.

There are plenty of hands-on and interactive experiences to entertainment and educate. You can step into a 19th century classroom and become and students of the 1870s. We imagine school life was pretty different back then to schools now!

How about exploring the medical world when late night house calls were back on horseback - and yes, payments were chickens!

Immerse yourselves in the culture of Eastern Kentucky music, and even visit the Cyrus and Judd families - you know who we are talking about!

Those creative kids can even create their own music on the Karaoke Korner stage, or at Music Quilt - the interactive sound sculpture!

Did you ever think you would see Hilter's last telephone? Well, at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center you can do just that, and salute those who served during the wars of the 20th century.

Then, we come back to those little ones! The discovery center features a special place for toddlers to enjoy their own space, whilst older kids can enjoy interactive fun at the pilot simulation station.

From role play opportunities, learning about the natural world, challenging yourselves in the puzzle garden, or navigating Joe the little towboat, there is SO many fun things to experience and learn at this Kentucky discovery center, you might have to head there as soon as it opens to fit it all in!

So c'mon kids - let's discover!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $6.50

Children: $5

Discount: $5 for seniors over 55

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility, they will be happy to help answer any questions


When can we go?

10am open. 4pm close Wednesday & Friday, 8pm close Thursday, 6pm close Saturday

Closed Sundays to Tuesdays


Any top tips?

Why not have your birthday party at the center? You can enjoy the basic birthday package, or add some animal entertainment with the Wild Animal Show Party!

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