Permanent Exhibits

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Now Open: Space Science Hall

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Emily Roush

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center to Open New Exhibition Hall

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center has opened a new space science exhibition hall. Located in the Discovery Center, it houses the new exhibit “Satellites, Aerospace & the Bluegrass State.” 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! 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 Cory

This exhibit showcases twelve local musicians whose careers have brought national acclaim.  Click Here to Read More

School Daze

School Daze

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Cory

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 Cory

Step into a world where late night house calls were made on horseback and payment was in chickens and produce.  Click Here to Read More

Military Exhibit Hall

Military Exhibit Hall

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Cory

The William E. Martin Military Exhibit takes a look into what life was like for both the men and women 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 Cory

This exhibit includes a 210 gallon fish tank, provided and maintained by Bert’s Pet Center.  Click Here to Read More

The Legacy of Jean Thomas

The Legacy of Jean Thomas

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Cory

Long before the Country Music Highway was created to honor Kentucky-born country music stars, Jean Thomas created a venue to give mountain musicians an opportunity to be heard.  Although not the first to recognize the value of preserving Appalachian ballads, she was the first to value not only the songs, but the native born musicians who played and sang them.  Click Here to Read More