Since 1990, the Lexington Children’s Museum, DBA Explorium of Lexington, has encouraged lifelong learning by creating a fun, dynamic, and hands-on environment that inspires imagination and curiosity.
Attendance averages over 40,000 visitors annually and an additional 10,000 plus are impacted through outreach activities in the community. The Explorium hosts families annually from across Kentucky and the country.
The Explorium of Lexington provides an immersive, learning experience where children are engaged intently on their learning. Children play with other children. They interact and learn from each other. The Explorium develops foundations for academic and personal success. It’s where families have fun together, and where adults learn to play again.
There are ten discovery zones that focus on the Kentucky river and horses, health & nutrition, the community around us, the bubble zone, space and flight, insects, dinosaurs, homes from other countries, a special area for toddlers to discover the wonders of their world, and our newest gallery that allows children to explore their inner engineer! Within these zones, hands-on exhibits encourage children to learn by doing. To complement the exhibits, there is a host of programs that teach the concepts of the exhibits in engaging and unique ways.
As the exhibits and outreach have grown, we have started and expanded some exciting programs. Camps during the summer and through school-year provide STEAM based learning in fun and unique ways. The Explorium provides children’s activities at many local fairs and festivals, as well as hands-on STEAM activities for local elementary school’s science, art and literacy nights. For school groups that cannot come to the Explorium, we offer “The Mobile Play & Learning Lab”, and “STEAMer Trunks” that provide interactive and fun programs/activities that reinforce the classroom curriculum.
The Explorium of Lexington provides an immersive, learning experience where children are engaged intently on their learning. It’s where children play with other children. Where they interact and learn from each other. Where they develop foundations for academic and personal success. It’s where children play in an environment that is all about them. It’s where families have fun together, and where adults learn to play again.
Meeting schedule and location
2024 meetings are coming soon.
Meetings are held the third Friday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the Virtual/Explorium Camp room, 440 W. Short St.
Meeting materials Coming soon
President – Shelby Fink
Vice President – Olivia Davis
Treasurer – Douglas Reed
Secretary – Carrie Rogers