EVERYTHING IS SCIENCE Lexington's City-Wide Science Festival
What is Everything is Science?
What can seem like an intimidating topic is, in reality, quite relatable – from the moment we wake up in the morning, science is happening all around us – it colors everything we do.
Making science accessible in a fun and interactive way is important in helping people feel more connected not only to science, but to the city of Lexington as a whole.
Each year, a group of students, professors and staff at the University of Kentucky, along with local community partners, work together to introduce the Lexington community to the science around us. Everything is Science is a science festival that is held at different locations all throughout the city, with events happening Monday through Friday.
We aim to make science fun and relatable to all audiences. Our events feature presentations, demonstrations, and conversations in laid-back spaces, like local restaurants, pubs, and breweries.
In the end, our mission is to demonstrate how science is happening all around us and not just in research labs, while allowing the community to come together and celebrate the science that makes the Bluegrass State so great.
All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Previous EiS Festivals
We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.
In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.
We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.