New IMAX Film Focuses On Saudi Arabia

By Rick Howlett Several members of the Saudi Royal Family are in Louisville Wednesday for the local premiere of a new IMAX film. Arabia is a travelogue that also attempts to demystify the Saudi kingdom to outsiders. Film consultant and author Robert Lacey says it’s a nation in a tug-of-war between religious fundamentalists and those… Continue reading New IMAX Film Focuses On Saudi Arabia

New Science Center Exhibits: Sesame Street, Star Trek

The Louisville Science Center announced new exhibits scheduled through 2011 today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. The exhibits include Sesame Street: Presents the Body opening in July and Start Trek: The Exhibition, which opens in January 2011. And next summer, the center will host The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition. Executive director Joanna Haas says… Continue reading New Science Center Exhibits: Sesame Street, Star Trek

Science Center Launches Series with Health Care

This week, the Louisville Science Center is hosting a discussion about health care, and it’s just the beginning of what officials intend to become frequent conversations about science-related issues. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Thursday is the first event of the series the center is calling Scientific Proofs. The center has teamed up with the… Continue reading Science Center Launches Series with Health Care

Recovering Undersea Artifacts

Archeological excavations are challenging under the best of circumstances – it’s a delicate endeavor to unearth tiny pieces of artifacts without damaging them, and in a way that maintains the integrity and context of the site. So just imagine how those challenges are magnified when the entire operation takes place at the bottom of the ocean. This Wednesday we’ll learn about the recovery process for undersea artifacts, and the most famous underwater excavation – the Titanic. Listen to the Show

Science Center Gets Funds for Preschool Education

The Louisville Science Center received a grant today to bolster its education programs for preschoolers. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The PNC Foundation announced it is giving a grant of more than $380,000 to the Science Center so it can provide science educational activities to young children, their teachers and their families. The center’s executive… Continue reading Science Center Gets Funds for Preschool Education

Cultural Attractions Reduce Admissions this Week

Many cultural attractions around town are offering free or reduced admissions while power in Louisville area many homes and area schools are closed. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Frazier International History Museum, the Louisville Science Center and the Louisville Zoo are among the organizations offering reduced or free admissions until schools reopen. Mark Zoeller… Continue reading Cultural Attractions Reduce Admissions this Week

Science Center Begins Expansion

Construction is officially underway on a $1 million expansion project at the Louisville Science Center. The city has purchased the Alexander Building, located next to the center on West Main Street, to house a new science education center.     Executive Director Gail Becker says the project has been in the discussion phase for a long time.… Continue reading Science Center Begins Expansion