Kentucky Science Center
Kentucky Science Center

If you’re a parent of a small child or children, you’re probably way overdue for a decent date night. And it’s even better if the babysitter isn’t some apathetic teen who parks your kid in front of the TV or xBox and texts their friends all night. Thanks to the Kentucky Science Center, you have a much better option.

The Kentucky Science Center is launching another series of “Drop & Date” nights, where you can leave your children in the good — and educational — care of KSC employees while you and your sweetie go have dinner and take in an event.

This year, the KSC has timed their “Drop and Date” nights to coincide with popular events at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, like an evening with David Sedaris or a concert by Sufjan Stevens. But, of course, that’s just a recommendation.

Each session is themed and aimed at kids in grades K-6. One night is “Grossology,” where the kids will study all things gross and gooey. Another is “Space Explorers,” where they’ll examine the stars and launch rockets.

Every evening begins at 6 p.m., and the first is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26. Kids will be treated to a dinner from Subway. Pick-up time coincides with when they predict the Kentucky Center event will end — 10:30 or 11 p.m. For members, the night costs $35 for the first child and $15 for each additional; for non-members, the night is $45 for one and $20 for each additional.

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