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Many cultural attractions around town are offering free or reduced admissions while power in Louisville area many homes and area schools are closed. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more.

The Frazier International History Museum, the Louisville Science Center and the Louisville Zoo are among the organizations offering reduced or free admissions until schools reopen.

Mark Zoeller of the zoo says visitors can see almost all of the zoo’s exhibits, even though it is dealing with several consequences of Sunday’s wind storm.

“We’re still doing clean up so when people come out to the zoo they need to understand that we’re without power so we are reduced in some of our offerings and some of the pathways are still closed while we’re doing some of that tree removal,” Zoeller says.

While the zoo and the Louisville Science Center are offering discounted prices. The Frazier International History Museum is offering free admission. Mark Zanni is with the museum.

“We saw that a lot of people were unfortunately out of power,” Zanni says. “We were one of the fortunate ones that did have power, so what we decided to do is offer the museum up for free, for all families until schools reopen, free admission to the museum.”

Public schools in Jefferson, Bullitt and Oldham counties and those with the Archdiocese of Louisville canceled classes Wednesday. Greater Clark schools in Indiana are closed for the rest of the week.