Things to Do

Speed Art Museum

(502) 634-2700
Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Adults: $12
Kids Age 4 – 17: $8
Kids Age 3 & Under: Free
Senior Citizens: $8
Military Personnel: $8
W – Sat:10 am – 5 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm
Closed Mon & Tues
Check website for exhibitions and tours
Dedicated to creating innovative programming that allows visitors of all ages to see, create, and interact with art in new and unexpected ways.

Rauch Planetarium

(502) 852-6664
Next door to the Mervis lab
General admission $5-7
Check website for hours and showtimes
See a variety of fun laser and educational shows. Skies Over Louisville introduces you to the stars that will be visible that very night. Not for those with especially sensitive hearing.

Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Museum

(502) 992-5919
704 Central Ave.
General admission $5-10, children under 5 free
M-Sat 9:00-5:00
Sign up for various behind-the-scenes tours, visit the gift shop, and learn about the history of one of Kentucky’s most important industries.

Louisville Zoo

(502) 459-2181
1100 Trevilian Way
General admission $7.95-10.95
Open daily 10-4
Attractions include the largest gorilla population in N. America, a baby Brazilian ocelot, and Lorikeet Landing, where birds can eat nectar right out of your hand, if outside temperature is over 45 degrees.

Louisville Slugger Museum

(877) 775-8443
800 W Main St.
General admission $4-9
Children under 5 free
M-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5
See the World’s Largest Bat! Take the tour on a weekday and see bats in production. Museum includes “Life of Roberto Clemente” exhibit, and there is also a great gift shop.

Falls of the Ohio

(812) 280-9970
W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, IN
General admission $2-5, parking $2
M-Sun, dawn-dusk
Take a nature hike, visit the Interpretive Center, and observe expansive coral reef fossil beds, 265 bird species, and the cascading rapids that give the park its name. Also, there are rocks that have actual dinosaur footprints in them!

Louisville Science Center

(502) 561-6100
727 W Main St.
General admission $7-15, parking $5
M-Th 9:30-5, F-Sat 9:30-9, Sun 12-6
A great hands-on museum. Current exhibits focus on the world around us, the world we create, and the world within us. At the IMAX theater, see movies about hurricanes, mummies, or the sea, depending on the schedule.

Frazier International History Museum

(502) 753-5663
829 W. Main St.
General admission $3-12
M-Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5
This museum lets you “relive historical events that challenged our ancestors.” Collection highlights include Theodore Roosevelt’s original Big Stick and Daniel Boone’s family bible. Audio tours are available.

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