The state park features an architecturally intriguing Interpretive Center that reflects the layers of history at the Falls of the Ohio. Exhibits inside flow through Earth’s history, focusing how this river crossroads shaped the America we know today. With a commanding view of the fossil beds and Ohio River, the Center features 3,000 square feet of immersive exhibits, an auditorium, rotunda, classroom, wildlife and river viewing rooms, gift shop, restrooms and water fountains.
The Interpretive Center is open year round, except: New Year’s Day, Thunder Over Louisville, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Audio descriptive iPods for visitors with visual and hearing impairments are available to help interpret the exhibits. A wheelchair is available for visitors with limited mobility. Ask at the admissions desk.
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center
Featured are award-winning immersive exhibits showing the original 14-minute orientation film about the long and exciting history at the Falls of the Ohio.
The Great Blue Heron Mascot, Just for Kids
For the Early Learners. Each of the four exhibits areas features a Great Blue Heron icon directing the youngest learners – children Pre-K to 2nd grade – into a hands-on exhibit for their age and ability. Look for fossil rubbings, a mammoth puzzle, a historical discovery truck and a nature imagination area. The Great Blue Heron was chosen as the icon for its majestic grace and for its year-round presence at the Falls of the Ohio.