• Explorium of Lexington

    Explorium of Lexington

    focusing on enhancing growth

  • Fun for all ages

    Fun for all ages

    focusing on enhancing growth
  • Interactive exhibits

    Interactive exhibits

    focusing on enhancing growth

  • Exciting fun for your kids

    Exciting fun for your kids

    focusing on enhancing growth

NTI Camp

We have 20 spots for NTI Camp.

Children will do their NTI work during the school day and then have Explorium fun after! There will be staff to help them log on, trouble shoot technology, assist with work, and lead fun activities after school.

Children must bring their own devices, headphones, books, notebooks, project supplies, snacks, drink, and lunch.

Children will be seated 6 feet apart and there is a limit of 10 per room. Masks are required in the common areas.

For more information on NTI Camp, click here.

To register, hit registration at the top of the page, select events, then NTI Camp.

Visit the Explorium

Updated Days and Hours

New Hours beginning October 1

Wednesday - Friday 10:00-3:00

Saturday 10:00-1:00; 2:00-5:00

Sunday 1:00-4:00

For tickets, hit register, then events, and then select your date and time of visit. Your receipt will serve as your tickets. For more information on new safety procedures click here.

Grow a Crystal Garden


Epsom Salt

Clean Glass jars or wide mouth vase

Food Coloring (optional)


Bowl or glass measuring cup


Pebble or sand

Microwave (optional)

1. Depending on the size of the jar you will add the same amount of Epsom salts and water. Measure the Epsom salts and pour in the jar.

2. Heat the water in the microwave.

3. Add food coloring to the water and mix.

4. Add the water to the Epsom salts. Stir for 1-2 minutes to dissolve the salt. It’s OK if some salt is not dissolved.

5. Drop in a pebble or a few grains of sand. The crystals need something to stick to as they grow.

6. Put the jar in your freezer for about 10 minutes. Then place it in your refrigerator.

7. Now you wait! Let them grow. Crystals may start forming in about 3 hours, but let them go overnight for the best results.

8. Carefully pour off the extra liquid to see if crystals have grown. It’s OK if there’s a little water in the bottom.

9. Carefully wipe out the top of the jar so that you can see your crystals better.

Now examine your crystals. Use a magnifying glass to see what they look like! If you want to touch, that’s OK, but be very careful they will break.rden

Welcome to the Explorium of Lexington

Children’s Museums are the fastest growing type of museum in the country and are unique among museums for the large number of interactive exhibits and educational programming presented to visitors. Visitors engage in hands-on experiences that inspire a curiosity for learning.

In 1987, a group of inspired citizens presented the idea of a children’s museum to Lexington Mayor Scotty Baesler and future Mayor Pam Miller. With the assistance of Lord Cultural Resources, a consulting firm in Toronto, the city began serious planning for the Lexington Children’s Museum. The site selection committee considered several sites and chose the current location in Victorian Square. Since first opening its doors in 1990 the Museum has hosted over three million visitors.

Our Partners

Explorium of Lexington is a not-for-profit organization, 501(c)3 and is funded in part by:

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