Permanent Exhibits

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Space Science Hall Opening

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Emily Roush

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center to Open New Exhibition Hall

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center will be unveiling a new space science exhibition hall which has been under construction in recent months. The hall will be located in a previously undeveloped area of the Discovery Center and will initially house “Satellites, Aerospace & the Bluegrass State.” Click Here to Read More

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Arts and Crafts Corner

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to launch “Arts and Crafts Corner.” This series of weekly arts and crafts sessions for toddlers and preschoolers will begin on October 9 at 11:00 in the Discovery Center.  This month is all about fall.  Join us on Thursdays at 11 for fun projects about the changing leaves and Halloween. Click Here to Read More

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Frank and Margaret Adkins Aviation Exhibit

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Frank and Margaret Adkins Aviation Exhibit has been renovated and reopened!

Come to the Discovery Center and check out a Smyth Sidewinder plane built in 1990 by Marvin Warner in his Russell, KY home. Also on display is a model of the quadruplane flown by Matthew Bacon Sellers in 1908. Click Here to Read More

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Early Kentucky

Posted on December 5, 2012 by bob

Early Kentucky highlights Native American cultures and the first white explorers to enter the Kentucky landscape. Click Here to Read More

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Digging Deeper

Posted on September 4, 2012 by bob

Update: This interactive exhibit is now open in its new location in the Discovery Center. The exhibit has been rebuilt as an extension of the Discovery Cavern, and continues to offer children a hands-on experience in archaeological excavation and discovery. Click Here to Read More

Country Music Heritage Hall Entrance

Country Music Heritage Hall

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

This exhibit showcases twelve local musicians whose careers have brought national acclaim.  See Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray alongside other stars such as Keith Whitley, Loretta Lynn , the Judds and more!  Stop by our Music Quilt and compose your own song, or visit the latest addition to the hall “Country Music on Televsion” which features music stars that have their own show. Click Here to Read More

School Daze

School Daze

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

Step back in time and visit a one room 19th century schoolhouse.  A time when there was one teacher, and all grades learned together in a single classroom.  Dress in clothes of the era and become a student or teacher of the 1870s. Click Here to Read More

C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit

C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

Step into a world where late night house calls were made on horseback and payment was in chickens and produce.  Here you can examine centuries old medical equipment, see the ads and products from drugstores from the area, weigh yourself the way the doctors do and learn how to tie your arm in a sling. Click Here to Read More

William E. Martin Military Exhibit

William E. Martin Military Exhibit

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

William E. Martin Military Exhibit Video

The William E. Martin Military Exhibit takes a look into what life was like for both the men off at war as well as those that served in support of World War II on the Home Front. Click Here to Read More
Aqua Zone

Aqua Zone

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

This exhibit includes a 210 gallon fish tank, provided and maintained by Bert’s Pet Center.  The tank houses fish that are native to the Ohio River including the Rock Bass, Spotted Sucker, Green and Red Sunfish among many more!  The fish were provided by the Northeastern Kentucky Fish & Game Association.  Children can also participate in color patterns, games, and water table activities.  Guests will have the opportunity to learn about ocean life as well as ocean coral.  More additions are planned for this exhibit in the near future, so make sure you keep checking back for updates!  Sponsored by Ladies of the Highlands. Click Here to Read More