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Explorium opens a new STEM gallery

The new gallery introduces children to the world of STEM.

A woman cuts a ribbon followed by applause

The Marksbury Engineering Gallery will introduce kids to the world of STEM. | Gif by LEXtoday

The Explorium of Lexington is introducing a new way for kids to flex their imaginative muscles this summer.

The interactive museum has opened the brand new Marksbury Engineering Gallery, which features countless ways for children to explore all things STEM related.

This marks the first permanent gallery that the Explorium has opened in a decade, which has seen an uptick in attendance over the past year according to Executive Director Colby Ernest.

Logan Marksbury, of the Marksbury Foundation, described the opening as a “full circle moment,” sharing that she enjoyed the space as a kid.

While the world of STEM can be intimidating, this approachable gallery gives kids the chance to think big by —

  • Practicing city planning + building
  • Designing roller coasters
  • Constructing + launching paper airplanes

Thanks to the helpful donations from the community, the museum has been able to provide discounted or free admission valued at ~$100,000.