EXPLORE365 Tours

Hours

JSP is free and open 365 days per year from dawn until dusk. You can enjoy the park at your own pace any day, in any way to want. The exhibition spans 30 acres and is almost all hands-on. Please check the sign beside each sculpture to see if it is “OK to Touch,” “OK to Climb,” etc. Adult supervision is required and visitors touch and climb at their own risk. Please be respectful of all works of art and the land.

Accessibility

Our paths are mowed and traverse the landscape to be as accessible as possible by motorized wheelchair. Some paths are not accessible; please contact us a week prior to your visit if you would like to reserve our golf cart. Call 502-352-7082 or click HERE to EMAIL.

Guided “touch tours” are available upon request for visitors with limited vision or those would benefit from this kind of accommodation, please contact us for more information.

Nuestra guía bilingüe puede acomodar a su grupo hispanohablante. Contáctenos una semana antes de su visita para solicitar este servicio.

EXPLORE365: Self-Guided Tours

Cost: FREE

When: Any day or time, between dawn and dusk.

What: Print a park map at home before your visit. The map will show you the regions of the park and will identify key sculptures and landmarks in each region to assist you in locating yourself and finding other works. You can explore the entire park or take it 1 region or sculpture at a time. You may also simply explore the park at your own pace, with no map to guide you and rest assured that all paths lead back to the main parking area, so you won’t get lost out there… this allows for a seriously adventurous exploration of the park, sculptures and wildlife habitat.

What else: You may also want to print an art scavenger hunt worksheet before your visit to work your way through each region. *Hint – children really enjoy the “hunt” and worksheet guides, they will run all over the park in search of each image, and you can drop the form in our donation box for a chance to win some art supplies from JSP for your emerging artist!

Frankfort Public Art Tour: Self-Guided

Cost: FREE

When: Any day or time.

What: Frankfort is the Public Art Capital of Kentucky! Visit https://visitfrankfort.com/art/ and check out the Frankfort public art sites on the map! Curated by Josephine Sculpture Park, the Frankfort Public Art Tour invites you to take a deeper look at the Capital City to discover its historic architecture, stained-glass windows,  murals, statues, and ultimately its people.

First Sunday Nature Tours

Link: SEE OUR CALENDAR FOR TOUR SPECIFICS

Cost: $10 per person; pre-registration required

When: Every First Sunday of the Month from 1-2pm

What: During this approximately 1-hour walking tour (see accessibility note above), staff will guide you to explore native species and habitats, learn about JSP’s conservation practices, and examine how select sculptures connect us with our environment. Tours may also feature a guest speaker from the region to select a more specific tour topic, such as native plant species, tree identification and plants for birds.  All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sculpture Saturday Tours

Link: SEE OUR CALENDAR FOR TOUR SPECIFICS

Cost: $10 per person; pre-registration required

When: Every Last Saturday of the Month from 1-2pm

What: During this approximately 1-hour walking tour (see accessibility note above), JSP Artists in Residence will guide you to explore sculpture in our exhibition. Artists focus on a different theme each month. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Night Sky Tours

Link: SEE OUR CALENDAR FOR TOUR SPECIFICS

Cost: $10 per person; pre-registration required

When: One Saturday Evening Each Month (after dark)

What: Join NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, Dan Price of Starpointe Astronomy, on a 1-hour guided “tour” of the night sky out in the park! You are welcome to bring your own telescope, or use the telescope and monitor provided. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult.

JSP Private Guided Tour

Cost: $200 (maximum 30 people): A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due in order to reserve your tour date. A remining $150 is due the day before your tour. In the event of severe weather, any funds paid will go towards a reschedule date. If you do not wish to reschedule, the deposit is nonrefundable.

When: Contact us to schedule a park tour for your private group today (minimum of 4 is appreciated). These tours are available 7 days per week but must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance to guarantee day and time preferences. The length of this tour depends somewhat on the size of the group, but generally ranges from 45-60 minutes.

What: Enjoy a guided tour led by JSP staff or artists in residence with a focus on selected pieces in the exhibition along with additional information about the land conservation program, native plants and wildlife habitat programs. This tour will also provide you with a great overview of the entire park layout, its history and inside information about the exhibiting artists’ processes.

What else: You can add a nature connection workshop to complete this tour for an additional $25 per person (15 people max). The workshop adds an additional 60 minutes to the tour.

Youth and School Groups

JSP is a great place for your next field trip where you can focus on the art, the environment, or both! Your group can enjoy the free self-guided tour anytime and take advantage of the activity sheets provided online to help you prepare for your visit at no charge. Please contact us to let us know when to expect you and to be sure there is no schedule conflict with other groups or JSP events.

If you would prefer a guided tour, we are happy to accommodate your school group at $10 per person. A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 30 people is requested (only 10 people per tour group at a time to maintain 6ft distance). Please contact us to schedule your tour today.

Learn more about JSP field trip opportunities.

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