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Discovery Saturday + Family Workshops

February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Discovery Saturday + Family Workshops
Saturday, February 24th 10:00am-2:00pm

Spend the day creating and discovering with friends and family during Discovery Saturday.

Included with $4 admission

A valuable painting is stolen! Help us solve the mystery with some forensic science. Learn about hair samples and blood types, take fingerprints and study chromatography. Become a detective and catch the culprit.

IN THE DISCOVERY GALLERY…How Things Work: Engineering + Innovation
From concept to construction, visitors actively participate in STEAM education while learning about energy, motion, force, and other engineering concepts. Design, build, and test your ideas, solving problems and finding creative solutions along the way.

  • Explore force, energy and motion through experiments with a giant Newton’s Cradle, magnetic ball/tube walls, pulley systems, catapults, parachutes and more. Six simple machines will interactively demonstrate concepts including levers, wheel and axle, inclined plane, pulley and screw.
  • Delve into the artistry and innovation of engineering concepts and designs throughout history – from the pyramids of Giza to the International Space Station! Soak up the engineering brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, Gustave Eiffel, and Emily Warren Roebling, among others!

11:00 AM Earth, Moon, Sun (ages 5+) | PREVIEW TRAILER
12:15 PM Flight Adventure (ages 8+) | PREVIEW TRAILER
1:15 PM Flight Adventure (ages 8+) | PREVIEW TRAILER

ADD an AM or PM Friends + Family Workshop for $10 admission ($8 each additional participant)

AM Workshop (10:30 – Noon) Lego Robotics: Build a Robotic Hand with Jennifer Rodabaugh
Using familiar Lego pieces, you will  have a blast learning how to incorporate a motor and write simple computer code to program a robotic hand to pick up objects. Join us for this wonderful challenge for the whole family!

Fun for the Whole Family | 10:30 – 12:00 PM | Saturday, Feb. 24 | Limited to 6 teams/families of 2 people per team.

PM Workshop (1:00-2:30) Make Your Own Better: A Fun Food Class for Friends & Families with Rona Roberts
Learn to make your own delicious foods from scratch, using real food ingredients. Shopping and cooking with family or friends makes eating well more fun and affordable. You’ll learn to make homemade salad dressing, fruit-based sodas, whipped cream and baking mix for fantastic biscuits, pancakes and waffles. You will leave with lots of recipes and samples to enjoy at home.

Fun for the Whole Family | 12:30 – 2:30 PM | Saturday, Feb. 24 | Limited to 12 people.

Class space is limited. Drop-ins welcome as space allows.  Call the LASC at 859-252-522 for more information


February 24, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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