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

The Legacy of Jean Thomas

The Legacy of Jean Thomas

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

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.  Her founding of the American Folk Song Festival in 1932 brought national attention to the folk musicians of eastern Kentucky. Click Here to Read More

Discovery Cavern

Discovery Cavern

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

Youth and adults can leave the river and explore a cave!  Discovery Cavern is a walk-through, crawl through cave where bats fly and rock formations stand tall.  Discover the impact that people have had on caves from prehistory to modern day usage and decipher the rock art that ancient peoples left behind.  Sponsored by:  Duke Energy, Wal-Mart, Sunoco, The Putnam Agency, Liebert Corporation, DTR, Inc. Click Here to Read More

River Expedition

River Expedition

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

Travel the Ohio River and explore the natural history of life along its banks!  Kentucky has more miles of rivers than any other state but Alaska.  Eastern Kentucky’s shoreline is part of the Port of Huntington Tri-State which hauls the tonnage that impacts the economics of our region.  Designed for ages 5-11, River Expedition teaches about the region’s rivers.  Visitors can become a pilot for Little Joe, the actual top of a towboat.   They’ll discover the type of construction that makes the sturdiest bridges and what types are built over the Ohio.  They’ll work a locks ’n’ dams table and find out why they are important to river navigation.   Visitors can also pitch a tent and catch a fish to cook over a fire pit. Click Here to Read More

Treehouse of My Own

Treehouse of My Own

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

What do you see when you’re up in a tree?  Designed for children of all ages, the exhibit takes an interactive look at the natural world around us.  The exhibit centers on a giant tree house where imaginations can soar with the eagles or slither with the snakes as children learn about animals, insects, birds and plants found in their back yard.  From tree rings and bird houses to beetles and spiders, young visitors will play games, solve puzzles, and explore the inter-related habitats of bees, plants and flowers.  A backyard tent provides an additional type of habitat for adventuresome explorers. Click Here to Read More

Events and Exhibit Gallery

Posted on January 16, 2011 by Cory

View photos from past events, and current/past exhibitions.


Be sure to use your mouse-wheel to scrub through the gallery. Click Here to Read More