Explorium Seeks Input  

The Explorium of Lexington is currently participating in a strategic planning process and your input is critical! This survey is designed to capture your thoughts and opinions about the direction, programs, and impact of the Explorium of Lexington.

With your input, The Explorium of Lexington will move into a new chapter of our long and storied history of impacting children and families in Lexington and Kentucky through educational play opportunities. The survey should take approximately ten minutes.

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable input to ensure The Explorium of Lexington continues to inspire imagination and curiosity for future generations. If you have any questions regarding this survey or The Explorium’s strategic planning process please contact Executive Director, Colby Ernest, at cernest@explorium.com or 859-258-3253.


Horse Mania 2022

In May, Brenda Cowan Elementary students completed the BCE horse, as a part of LexArts’ Horse Mania 2022 campaign!

Student Designer and Artist, Cocolu Fukui, designed a horse that encompasses all things BCE!

Congratulations to the students that assisted in bringing this design to life. Be on the lookout to see where in Lexington the horse will be on display!




In the U.S. each summer, more than 200 injuries a day and millions of dollars in property damage occur due to the misuse of fireworks.  

The Lexington Fire Department and Lexington Police Department urge citizens to use caution and follow the law when celebrating with fireworks.   

Fayette County fireworks rules

The number one thing to remember about fireworks law is if it goes up or blows up, it is illegal in Fayette County.


The only fireworks allowed to be sold or used in Fayette County are ground and hand-held sparkling devices, such as sparklers, ground spinners and fountains.


All aerial and audible ground devices, such as bottle rockets and firecrackers, are prohibited in Fayette County.

LFUCG’s fireworks ordinance provides complete information on local fireworks law. State law KRS 227.702 provides detailed definitions on all types of consumer fireworks.  

Anyone found in violation of the local fireworks ordinance will be cited by the Lexington Police Department.


Fireworks safety tips

  • Only buy fireworks from a licensed store or stand.
  • Follow directions on firework packaging. DO NOT combine different types or light multiple fireworks at a time.
  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
  • Only use fireworks outdoors and away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks.
  • Do not throw sparklers or fireworks at people. Stand at least six feet from other people using sparklers.
  • Spectators should keep a safe distance from individuals lighting fireworks.
  • Do not carry fireworks in pockets.
  • Do not drink alcohol and handle fireworks.
  • For emergencies, always call 9-1-1


About Illegal Fireworks


A good rule of thumb here in Fayette County is if it goes up or blows up, it’s illegal in Fayette County.






Join Ariel and her friends for Disney’s Little Mermaid at the Lexington Opera House at 7:30 pm. 



Brenda Cowan Elementary will host the 2022 Backyard Bash with food, inflatables, games, fire trucks and more, 5 pm to 8 pm, rain or shine. 



Join Joseph Beth Booksellers in celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday, and the 25th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Activities include Magical Storytime; Make and take wand craft; Birthday cake and costume contest; Harry Potter game night; and Butterbeer at Bronte Bistro all day!