Tuesday March 20, 2007
Louisville Metro Council
For Immediate Release
Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1752
Louisville, KY – Metro Councilman Ken Fleming has arranged discounted rates for residents of District 7 to tour four of Louisville’s downtown museums. This effort was created by Councilman Fleming to help residents discover what Louisville Metro has to offer. Bus transportation will depart from the Walden School (4238 Westport Road) at 10:30 a.m. and will return participants to the school at 3:30 p.m.
This is the first in a series of four events where neighbors can explore Louisville Metro together. Future events include a tour of historic homes, a trolley tour of district 7 along with a hike and picnic in Jefferson Memorial Forest.
District 7 residents are asked to contact Councilman Fleming’s Office at 574-1107 to RSVP.
Information on Participating Museums
Louisville Science Center: You will find all of the major sciences brought to life with exciting, interactive exhibits that engage your hands, your mind and your imagination. The admission fee of $9 includes the Center’s permanent exhibits; The World We Create, The World Within Us, The World Around Us and KidZone; the traveling exhibit, Animal Grossology; and a 1 p.m. showing of the new IMAX movie "Greece: Secrets of the Past." For more information on the Science Center visit www.louisvillescience.org.
Muhammad Ali Center: The Muhammad Ali Center is an international education and cultural center inspired by the ideals of its founder, Muhammad Ali. Visitors to the Ali Center learn about the life of Muhammad Ali from his Louisville roots and boxing career to his societal and religious convictions and global humanitarianism. Entry to the Muhammad Ali Center is $7 for adults and $4 for children in grades K-12. For more information, visit www.alicenter.org.
Frazier International History Museum: Relive historical events that challenged our ancestors at The Frazier International History Museum. Meet heroes, generals, and famous American and world leaders whose military victories, and defeats, changed history. The rate of $5 includes The Frazier's permanent collection of arms and related artifacts made between the 16th and 20th centuries along with live performances by costumed interpreters. For more information on The Frazier, visit www.fraziermuseum.org.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: Well-marked by the world’s biggest baseball bat that casually leans against the side of the building. Visitors are invited to learn about the sport of baseball and the Official Bat of Major League Baseball – the Louisville Slugger! Visit the museum for a rate of $8 per adult, $7 for adults over the age of 60 and $3.50 for children ages 6-12. Children age five and under are free.
Ken Fleming (R) 7