Week in Preview

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Welcome to the Week in Preview where we highlight weekday family fun opportunities.

Here are my picks for weekday family fun!

Please visit our social distancing page where you can find ideas for keeping your family happy and healthy at home. Also, our SPRING FUN page is packed full of ideas. 

 

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You can watch horses work out on the track at Churchill Downs for FREE. Daily 7-10am, park in the white lot and enter through the paddock gate. Oaks and Derby contenders work out earliest, 7:30-7:45. This is FREE now through Wednesday April 28. You may bring food in with you April 17-April 23 for these morning workouts – coffee and donuts anyone? 


Now you can listen to stories read by your favorite librarians right from your phone, 24/7—no internet required. Louisville Free Public Library’s TeleTales provides children and families a selection of recorded stories, poems, jokes, and more, on-demand wherever they are—at the store, stuck in the car, or relaxing at home. New content is added weekly, so call often.


 

Check out the Frazier History Museum, they are open Mondays and Thursday-Sunday, this week. They have one of the largest collections of toy soldiers and historical miniatures on permanent public display in the world plus so much more. Don’t forget their FREE membership to anyone in the 12-county area surrounding Louisville through October 31, 2021 — no strings attached! 

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Louisville Metro Parks Spraygrounds are now open and ready for you to play! Explore one close to home or venture out and try one new to you. 

Mondays during April plan a trip to the Louisville Zoo, admission is just $5.25 a person! Advance online tickets are required so make sure to get them before you head out. 
Louisville zoo discounts

You are definitely going to need dessert this week so check out these amazing milkshakes and decide where you want to get one and enjoy! 

All Louisville Free Public Library locations are open now for Grab & Go Access. Head there with the kiddos to browse and find new books or movies, pick up library materials, and check out using self-check kiosks. You can still use curbside pick-up. 
Masks and health checks are required upon entry, and all patrons age 5 & older must properly wear a face covering at all times and maintain social distance during their visit.

Most Libraries reopen today at 10am. Please check your Library branch hours at www.lfpl.org/branches/index.htm

Go to www.lfpl.org/grab-and-go.html to learn more.


Did you know that the Kentucky Science Center has a pop-up location at the Mall St. Matthews? Here are all of the details. It’s perfect for a safe indoor option for younger kids!

 

Don’t forget to wash your hands!


Get active! It’s easy to sit around when there seems to be less going on. But, really, there’s a lot to do that you just might not have discovered yet. Here are our ideas for active family fun. 

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Get outside of the house for a nature scavenger hunt….Find the alphabet! There are many places to hike or go fishing. You can compliment these activities with our simple outdoor scavenger hunt. 

Scavenger Hunt

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The Silo Lookout at the Parklands is open. Go check it out, go for a hike, pack a picnic and lots of water. You will get an awesome view from above. 

We hope that you are making the most of your summer. Keep tabs on our page for ideas. We are tracking what is open and always looking for new ideas to share with you for weekday family fun outings. 


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