Louisville, Ky. – The Kentucky Science Center has been voted one of the top 10 children’s museums in the nation by Tripping.com, one of the world’s largest search engines for vacation rentals.
The Science Center was ranked fifth behind Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia and Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
“We are very proud to be in the company of such great institutions,” said Jo Haas, Executive Director, and it is testament to the good work we are doing in the community and region. We are thrilled to be recognized in this way and proud of the partnerships and team effort it takes to produce world-class programs and exhibits.”
Tripping.com took into account museum reputation, both touring and permanent exhibits, special events, accessibility, and ticket costs, and came up with a list of the top children’s museums in the US.
Pleased to hear about the news, Mayor Greg Fischer said, “Making science fun and exposing kids to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at an early age leads to successful students and productive adults. That’s what the Kentucky Science Center is all about! Louisville already knows what an amazing resource we have, but being recognized as a top Children’s Museum in the U.S. is sure to raise awareness for this great educational resource in our city.”
The Kentucky Science Center is keenly focused on 21st century learning skills through its recently opened, Science in Play. The permanent exhibit is a progressive next-generation learning experience for young kids and their families. Rich in loose parts and open-ended play, kids and adults are empowered to learn together and for life. For the older learner, Pulse of Surgery allows middle and high school students to interact in real time with a surgeon performing an open-heart surgery. These are but a couple of examples of how Kentucky Science Center is bringing exhibits and programs to life in the community and beyond.