• Explorium of Lexington

    Explorium of Lexington

    focusing on enhancing growth

  • Fun for all ages

    Fun for all ages

    focusing on enhancing growth
  • Interactive exhibits

    Interactive exhibits

    focusing on enhancing growth

  • Exciting fun for your kids

    Exciting fun for your kids

    focusing on enhancing growth

NTI Camp

We have 20 spots for NTI Camp.

Children will do their NTI work during the school day and then have Explorium fun after! There will be staff to help them log on, trouble shoot technology, assist with work, and lead fun activities after school.

Children must bring their own devices, headphones, books, notebooks, project supplies, snacks, drink, and lunch.

Children will be seated 6 feet apart and there is a limit of 10 per room. Masks are required in the common areas.

For more information on NTI Camp, click here.

To register, hit registration at the top of the page, select events, then NTI Camp.

Visit the Explorium

Updated Days and Hours

New Hours beginning October 1

Wednesday - Friday 10:00-3:00

Saturday 10:00-1:00; 2:00-5:00

Sunday 1:00-4:00

For tickets, hit register, then events, and then select your date and time of visit. Your receipt will serve as your tickets. For more information on new safety procedures click here.

DIY Water Wheel


Empty plastic spool of thread (two if small)

Plastic disposable cups

Duct (or heavy-duty masking) tape

Empty 2-liter soda bottle

Strong thread or dental floss

Metal washer


Plastic drinking straw


1. Cut a strip from the middle of the plastic cup(s) that is the same width as your spool of thread. Cut one rectangle from the strip about 1 1/4 inch from the cut edge. Use this rectangle as a pattern to cut rectangles of the same size from the strip until you have 6 rectangles. These are the blades of your wheel.

2. Tape the blades onto your spool making sure to evenly space them, and that all the blades are curved in the same direction.

3. Thread the drinking straw through the hole on the spool. Position the waterwheel in the middle of the straw and use more tape to secure the spool in place on either side with more tape. Set aside.

4. Now cut the top from your empty 2-liter bottle of soda. You can use the top of the label on the bottle as a guide for where to cut. You'll want to have a tall cylinder. (Note: Adults should help or do the cutting. This is tough!)

5. Adults: Poke holes in the bottle about 1 inch from bottom for drainage. I used a craft knife to do this.

6. Cut a V shape in the top of the bottle. Cut another V directly opposite it.

7. Now tie a strand of heavy thread or dental floss that is about 12-15 inches long to one end of the drinking straw and tape in place so it doesn't slide around.

8. On the other end of the thread, tie a metal washer.

9. Now place the waterwheel's straw in the notches you made on the 2-liter and put the waterwheel under a facet.

10. Turn the water on slowly and watch the wheel turn, and the force of the water pull the washer up.

Thanks to bloglovin.com for this cool idea.

Welcome to the Explorium of Lexington

Children’s Museums are the fastest growing type of museum in the country and are unique among museums for the large number of interactive exhibits and educational programming presented to visitors. Visitors engage in hands-on experiences that inspire a curiosity for learning.

In 1987, a group of inspired citizens presented the idea of a children’s museum to Lexington Mayor Scotty Baesler and future Mayor Pam Miller. With the assistance of Lord Cultural Resources, a consulting firm in Toronto, the city began serious planning for the Lexington Children’s Museum. The site selection committee considered several sites and chose the current location in Victorian Square. Since first opening its doors in 1990 the Museum has hosted over three million visitors.

Our Partners

Explorium of Lexington is a not-for-profit organization, 501(c)3 and is funded in part by:

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