Welcome to the Explorium of Lexington
Let us keep you kids while you go vote! Schools will be closed on May 17 for the primary elections. We’ve got Beach Party Fun camps for the kids! We’ll get the kids ready for summer break. For children, ages 3 years – 5th grade. Full and half day options are available. Click the brown button and select events to register your child today!
It’s time to sign up for summer camp! Lots of fun and education for the children all summer. Camps begin on May 30 and run through August 5. There’s something for everyone. Camps are for children 3 years old through rising 6th graders. Full or half day options are available. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently. Click the brown button and select events to register your child today!
Our camps are sponsored by:
Every camper receives two tickets to a Lexington Legends game!
May 30-June 3 – Bees, Spiders, Worms, OH MY! – Get a behind the scenes experience of our Small World exhibit. Play buggy games, get hands-on experience with real live bugs and discover how they survive in our big world!
June 6-10 – Ninja Warriors – What does it take to be a ninja? Do you have what it takes? Learn how to work incognito, gain skills for defense, and practice being a sensei!
June 13-17 – Astronaut Academy – Spend the week traveling through our solar system, learning as we go. Consider life on the moon, create space-age contraptions, learn about the stars, and conduct astronomical experiments.
June 20-24 – Houdini Who? – Let’s make some magic. Master cool illusions that you can try on your friends and family. Find out what it takes to be a magician.
June 27-July 1 – T-Rex Tyrants – They are fossils now, but long ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Uncover new facts about these ancient beings through fun archaeology activities and games.
July 5-8 – Mixed Media Masters – Discover your artistic imagination in this camp! Use cool materials to create beautiful artwork and express your creativity. We will also play fun games and learn cool art facts!
July 11-15 – Ready, Set, S.T.E.A.M. – Collaborate with your camp friends to create cool projects that will put your thinking camps in motion. Discover how you can use all areas of learning to come up with new inventions!
July 18-22 – Savvy Sleuths – Become a detective and use cool investigative techniques to gather evidence and solve mysteries! Collect fingerprints and analyze “blood” splatter like a forensic expert.
July 25-29 – Camp Chemistry – Let’s investigate the laws of chemistry and conduct mind-boggling experiments. Make a hypothesis and watch the results right before your eyes!
August 1-5 – The Science of Sports – What is the science behind a home run or a curve ball? How do gravity and force come in to play during a basketball game or while riding a skateboard? Come find out all this and more in our sports discovery camp.
8:00 am drop off begins
9:00 am camp begins
12:00-12:30 am half day camper pick up and and pm half day camper drop off
5:00 – 5:30 pick up
Does your child have a birthday coming soon? Call us at 859-258-3253 to book a party. We have parties starting at $200 for up to 22 people which includes use of a party room for 1 1/2 hours. One of our favorite packages in our Bonanza party for $300. Your child and their friends will enjoy a craft led by a Museum staff member, party favors, pizza, juice boxes, ice cream, balloons, and table setting. All you have to do is provide the cake! And don’t forget, we even do a Sleepover party…how about a Night At the Museum for your next birthday! Hurry, our parties book up quickly!
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Explorium with state tax dollars and federal funding
from the National Endowment for the Arts.