The Marksbury Family Foundation Engineering Gallery is now open to the public!
The new Marksbury Engineering Gallery allows children to engage their inner engineer! With a paper airplane launcher, large building blocks and a central design studio, the Marksbury Engineering Gallery is here to inspire future engineers!
Enjoy a journey through time with a trip down the Kentucky River! Discover the power of hydroelectricity, the engineering behind locks and dams, and even create a drought in this awesome water experience! Discover nocturnal animals, underground rivers, and even minerals in our make believe cave! A Kentucky exhibition wouldn’t be complete without horses! Groom, dress and even ‘ride’ two 6 feet tall horses!
Look in our giant mouth and see many teeth. Do you know what’s hidden below your gumline? Check out our giant brain to learn about what different parts of your brain control.
Kids can take on the role of many different professions in this gallery including banker, television reporter, veterinarian, doctor, lawyer, judge, and farmer. Our young professionals can look in the bank vault, care for dogs and cats, learn about their body, be a judge, and even milk a cow and take vegetables to the market!
Need a break with your toddler? Explore inside the tree house and have some quiet reading time or play in the kitchen. You won’t want to miss our tiny tot fountain in this area dedicated just for children ages 3 and under!
Have you ever wondered about space? In this exhibit, learn about gravity, momentum, shadows, and even fly an F-16! Don’t forget to take your picture walking on the moon! Place a scarf in the inlet boxes of the Zoom Tubes and watch as it spirals through clear tubing. There are endless opportunities to creative a masterpiece using our giant Light Bright.
Discover the teeny truths about insects! Find out which bug glows under blacklight, and even wave hello to our Goliath Bird-eating Tarantula, Hercules! Dig through the past in our Dino Dig, make your own dinosaur footprints, create a dinosaur and dino name, play games about dinosaurs, and create your very own Dinosaur skeleton! Bone Zone is sponsored by G and J Pepsi.
Take a trip to four countries around the world in minutes! This exhibit is the perfect backdrop for dramatic play in one of our four homes, Samoan fale, American adobe, Mauritanian mud brick, and Turkish nomadic! Take a ride on the camel and cook out on our campfire! After exploring you can build your very own home!
Discover the world from inside a bubble, create a bubble wall, or blow countless bubbles from our soapy well!
Explorium’s art room with all sorts of great ideas and materials to make your own creations! This area is open weekdays from 1:00 – 5:00, Saturdays 10:00 – 5:00 and Sundays 1:00 – 5:00.
The Explorium has a gift shop with fun toys, games, and fidgets that align with our exhibits!