A Spring Break 2015 Itinerary: Louisville / Kentuckiana Areas
Monday, April 6:
Outside: Head to the Louisville Zoo to see all the animals, take a ride on the train, or a spin on the carousel. The zoo hours are from 10am-5pm (stay until 6pm) starting March 14th. Tickets for Adults are: $15.95 and for Kids ages 3-11 are: $11.50. Discounts available for Seniors and Military. There is a $5 parking fee if you are not a member. 1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40213
Inside: Awesome Outdoor Products– Come by and visit their pay and play showroom where they have 7 Rainbow Play system playsets set up in a heated showroom (no air conditioning). Pay and Play is $7.00 M-F and $10 on Saturday. Call them at 502-266-0058 before you go just to make sure they do not have any parties going on as they playroom is closed during parties. 13720 Aiken Road Suite B Louisville KY 40245.
Tuesday, April 7:
Outside: Go for a walk on the Big 4 Bridge and explore some of the yummy foods you can find after crossing the Ohio River into Indiana. Choose from the Red Yeti Brewing Co., Big Four Burgers, or Schimpff’s Confectionery. Check here for more restaurant ideas and a map to find them.
Inside/Outside: Check out Renaissance Fun Park and enjoy some laser tag, go karts, or mini golf. For a detailed list of prices and hours visit their website. They typically will run unique specials for each break so be sure to check out their website often to see what is available. 201 Park Place Drive Louisville, Kentucky 40243
Wednesday, April 8:
Outside: Visit Locust Grove for a historical tour. Open M-Sat from 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4:30pm. Tours begin with the (optional) showing of an introductory video, each hour on the quarter hour (10:15, 11:15, 12:15; 1:15, 2:15; 3:15). The tour of the house and grounds then follows at the half-hour, and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Allow for 45 minutes before or after your tour to explore our new museum gallery. Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12 years. Discounts for AAA members, please inquire. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Inside: Visit your neighborhood library for story times and other events that are scheduled. Some include: World of Minecraft (Cresent Hill/Southwest), Lego Build-a-thon (Main Library), Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party (Highlands/Shelby Park), Bleach Tie Dye (Fairdale), Ahoy Pirates (Main Library), Magic Tree House Party (Fern Creek-call to register), and Captain Underpants Party (Southwest). Check the website for dates and times.
Thursday, April 9:
Outside: Go explore a park you’ve never visited before. Some parks that may be fun include: Parklands at Floyds Fork, Iroquois Park, or Cherokee Park. Visit this link for a list of Parks in the Louisville Metro Area.
Inside: Find an adventure at Louisville Mega Caverns. You can go on a zip line tour, challenge yourself on an aerial ropes course, take a tour on the mega tram, or ride your bike on the underground bike park (opened in February). Advanced reservations are probably a good idea, although walk-ins are welcome on some of the attractions (but space is not guaranteed). Some of these attractions have height/weight restrictions so check those out before you go. Visit their website and make reservations, check hours, and see about pricing. 1841 Taylor Ave Louisville, KY 40213
Friday, April 10:
Outside: Take a ride and visit Bernheim Arboretum for their Spring Break Adventure Week. They’ve planned a special week of daily drop-in activities and guided nature hikes for children of all ages. Bernheim also offers on-your-own hiking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and opportunities for free play at our Children’s Play Garden – not to mention the fields, forests and creeks you are welcome to roam. Daily Discovery Stations: 11 AM – 2 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome. Hands-on Discovery Stations, featuring a variety of nature, science, art, and play activities, will be set up daily at the Visitor Center for families to explore at their leisure. Bernheim staff and Volunteer Naturalists will be on hand to help bring each Discovery Station to life! Daily Nature Hike: 2 PM – 3 PM; Visitor Center; FREE, donations welcome. Bernheim staff and Volunteer Naturalists will lead a guided nature hike through Bernheim’s spring landscape each afternoon. As you explore the arboretum and forest, you and your family will be challenged to connect with nature in new and exciting ways.
Inside: Go “do science” at the Kentucky Science Center. Discover their exhibits and/or watch a movie on their new 4-Story Digital Theater. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices are located on their website and if you go after 5pm on Friday or Saturday, tickets only cost $5.00 per person. 727 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
Saturday, April 11:
Outside: Go to the Louisville Nature Center and walk through the native wildflower gardens, seasonal butterflies and dragonflies in our gardens, view the indoor exhibits and mural, observe wildlife up-close in our bird blind, look at books and do activities in our library, or hike in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. 3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Inside: Have you been to the Planetarium? Now is your chance to check it out at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium. Public shows run Friday, April 10 at 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm and 11pm, Saturday, April 11 at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, and Sunday, April 12 at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Please check their website as show schedules can change. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first serve basis the day of the show (no advance ticket sales) and prices are listed on their website. 106 W Brandeis Ave Louisville, KY, 40292
Sunday, April 12:
Outside: Take in a baseball game with the Louisville Bats. The game on April 12th starts at 2:05pm. Become a member of the Louisville Bats Kids Club and receive admission to EVERY Sunday Home Game*, Todd Frazier Replica Bats Jersey, Bats Logo Cap, Voucher for Carousel Ride OR Speed Pitch, and a Kids Club Membership Card. NEW FOR 2015! KIDS EAT FREE ON SUNDAYS! All kids with a game ticket can eat for free during the game. Free meal includes hot dog, small soda and junior nachos. Sunday Promotions: Every Sunday kids can take part in our FREE Kids Inflatable FunZone and postgame Kids Run the Bases (excludes 5/24 & 9/6). 401 EAST MAIN STREET, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202
* Membership card must be presented to receive free admission.
Inside: Go Rollerskating at Champs Rollerdome. Public session starts at 2pm-6pm and admission costs $6.50 with skate rental of $2.50. 9851 Lagrange Rd. Louisville, KY 40223.
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PS. Don’t forget to check our Spring Break camp directory for more options!