LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A new exhibit is open at The Living Arts and Science Center. It’s called “Living Connections” and explores the link between humans and nature.

The exhibit is broken into four categories: energy, weather, engineering, and biological evolution. However, through experiments, crafts, and play, kids discover they’re all connected and impacted by us. Children can explore a beaver dam and learn to build a bridge, or they can see how an invasive species affects a Kentucky farm.

“Everything that is around us in our environment, we, as humans, take it and replicate it for our build environment,” said Jeanette Tesmer, executive director. “So, really us as humans are taking a step back here, learning from nature, and then building on that for ourselves.”

The exhibit was made possible by a portion of a $35,000 grant from Lexington’s Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive grant and several other local organizations, including Toyota, Institute of Museum and Library Services, LexArts, and Kentucky Arts Council. The city grant also supports other services at the center that give kids the opportunity to learn about the environment outside the classroom.


“I think this whole experience is just a wow factor, a wonder,” said Tesmer. “Their minds continue to be engaged and they leave with a sense of accomplishment.”

The Living Arts & Science Center’s hours recently changed. It’s open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It costs $8 for adults and $5 for students. Veterans, Seniors, and kids under 3 are free. It is free for everyone every third Saturday of the month.