Destinations - Southern Indiana 2019 - Page 26

About: The Kentucky Science Center has three floors of scientific fun for families of all ages and makeups. The ground floor has interactive exhibits that will teach your preschooler to stretch their imagination and how to connect with the world around them. Upper floors cater to those beyond potty training and are in-depth and evolving so that even if you visit more than once, you will find either something new or something you didn’t catch the first time around. And don’t forget to stay for a flick. But, don’t just see a movie, experience it. From documentary films to full-length Hollywood movies, Kentucky’s only 4-story, precision white screen, 3D digital theater is sure to leave you in awe. The museum also features a wide array of historically significant arms and artifacts of American, American Indian, Asian and European origin. Arms of notable provenance include Teddy Roosevelt’s “Big Stick,” Custer’s pistols, and Geronimo’s bow and arrows. FRAZIER KENTUCKY HISTORY MUSEUM 829 W. Main St., Louisville 502-753-5663 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday About: Situated mere blocks from the Ohio River, this minor league baseball stadium is the perfect place for a hot dog and soda April through September. The Louisville Bats traditionally serve as a feeder team for the Cincinnati Reds, so if you’re in luck, you can catch a rising star or a major- leaguer preparing for a return after injury. The stadium has a variety of perks that make it a destination for families, like themed nights, free concessions for kids 12 years old and younger on Sundays, a large on-site playground and a grassy knoll for antsy tykes to stretch their legs during the game. About: Just a short walk away from The Slugger Museum is this jewel. You’ll discover a treasure of fascinating artifacts and historical pieces that will enthrall the entire family. The Frazier houses of one of the largest collections of toy soldiers and historical miniatures on permanent public display in the world. Other rare and noteworthy objects include a surplus grave marker from the Battle of Little Bighorn, a first edition copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the arrest warrant issued for Mary Todd Lincoln. LOUISVILLE SLUGGER FIELD 401 E. Main St., Louisville 502-212-2287 Hours: Hours vary depending on game