Education is an essential part of life for children, and making it as fun as possible makes it more enjoyable for both kids and parents. Kentucky has some great attractions that are fun and educational all in one. Here are some of our favorite educational activities for children in Kentucky!
When you’re in Lexington, Kentucky, the Horse Capital of the World, visiting a horse farm is a must. Horse Farm Tours has been in business for 30 years, and they are knowledgeable in all things horse. The three-hour tour is packed with activities like seeing horses at different ages, where they race, and where they live, and it’s all part of the fun. Getting to experience life on the farm with thoroughbred horses throughout history is sure to be a lasting memory. Make your reservation today, but don’t forget warm clothes and a camera.
Need a place to go when the weather is bad? Well, you’re in luck, because Puzzles Fun Dome in Louisville, Kentucky, is an indoor venue that’s perfect for any occasion whether it be a birthday party or group outing. If you want the place for your own private gathering, they offer full-facility rentals as well. This arcade is fun for all ages, and they have an inflatable area, a pizzeria, and an area just for toddlers and preschoolers. Open weekends and adults are free!
If your children love animals, especially rare animals, then Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum in Cave City, Kentucky, is the place to take them. This museum has been around since 1969, and offers almost 14,000 square-feet of animal exhibits that feature some of the most exotic animals in the world. Kids love this natural museum because the children can get very close to the animals. Group tours are also available. Be sure to print of the coupon located on the website for a 10 percent off admission.
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Opened in 1984, the Kentucky Highlands Museum in Ashland, Kentucky, shows the history of the Ashland, Kentucky area, starting from the 19th century to present day. Enter rooms with different occupations from all various time periods, and experience even more with hands-on activities. The museum and center are suitable for all ages with plenty of exhibits and things to do for everyone. Be sure to look and see if your visit lines up with any of the special events scheduled.
Between the concerts and the exhibitions to the film festivals, the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, never has a dull moment. The museum has art ranging in age over 6,000 years, and collections are constantly changing. The museum strives to keep children interested in art, and offers Art Sparks, three interactive sections included in admissions that focus on noticing, making, and talking about art. The Speed Art Museum is an outing good for all ages as there is something for everyone. They also offer senior citizens and military discounts, but the best part is everyone is free on Sundays.
If your kids are full of energy and you need some way to get it out, then All About Kids Indoor Play Center located in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, is the place for you. The multi-sports center is indoors, and has activities in gymnastics, swimming, dance, and tae-kwondo. There are many classes offered, including open gym time, so kids can try it for an hour, and there are options for those interested in becoming professional athletes someday.
Ever want to ride on a train while learning? You’ll get a chance at the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum in Versailles, Kentucky, where you can go on a 90-minute train ride through the Bluegrass State. After that, stop by the museum to see the displays and learn fun railroad facts. Rain or shine, the train departs daily during the week and runs on Saturday and Sunday depending on the time of year. Handicap accessible, there are senior and military discounts, too. The museum is open 365 days a year and the best part is that it’s free.
The Kentucky Science Center in Louisville is an education fun zone. Kids can experience hands-on activities, and there are areas where kids can really get involved and experience science combined with fun. Visitors can enjoy presentations viewed on the only four-story, white screen, 3D digital theater in the state, and there are options for everyone ranging from infant on up.
If you and your family are lovers of baseball, then this is the place for you! As you approach the factory, there is a 120-foot giant baseball bat, a replica of the one used by Babe Ruth. Once inside, take a factory tour and learn how bats are made just like they were in 1884. Explore the museum, see the signatures by the famous players, and hold a piece of history. The museum is open seven days a week, making it easy to fit into your busy schedules. Kids and grownups alike will enjoy this occasion, and visitors get a free mini bat to take home.
Looking for something to do that doesn’t cost anything? Here you go. At the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind located in Louisville, Kentucky, all visits are free. At this special museum, you can enjoy a tour of the factory floor to see the printing process, step inside the recording studio, and visit the museum galleries. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, and factory tours run Monday through Thursday. Drop-ins of 10 people or less are more than welcome.