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Current & Upcoming Events

Download a copy of our What's On brochure for information on all of our current and upcoming programs.

September-October 2017

November-December 2017

*All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted.

Planetarium Family Hour & Stargazing

Bring your little ones to gather around our “camp fire” and learn about stars and constellation in the local nighttime sky. After this educator-led interactive sky presentation, sit back and enjoy a featured planetarium show.

BASF Kids’ Lab: The pHun Factor

Ages 6-12

Lemons and vinegar, bananas and baking soda – discover what these seemingly weird pairings have in common by exploring the pH scale using two very different methods. Each child also receives a backpack with surprises inside!  BASF Kids’ Lab requires adult participation and is offered on a first come, first served basis with registration beginning the morning of...

A Halloween Day at the Museum

What happens when you combine Harry Potter with astronomy and art, three days before Halloween, in an historic train station turned museum? Join us to find out! Featuring themed activities beginning at 2 PM and culminating with a live presentation of The Astronomical World of Harry Potter at 5 PM, this is sure to be a WANDerful day out for muggles from 3...

Art After Hours: Red

Color your evening with a tour of The Red That Colored the World and demonstrations of the dye-making process while enjoying a glass of wine with your friends and fellow visitors. Members free, college students with ID $5.50, nonmembers $7.50

Hands-On Happenings: Yarn Weaving

Whether you’re young or young at heart, get creative the first Saturday of every month at our Hands-On Happenings workshops. On November 4, use simple craft items to create your one-of-a-kind artwork.

First Sunday: November

Sometimes the best things in life are free. Make your family and your budget happy with a trip to the Art & Science Museum. Free admission, unlimited planetarium shows $6

BASF Kids’ Lab: Energy Loves Produce

Can potatoes tell time?  Can lemons light up?  Find out how electricity can be generated using some popular produce. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program by e-mailing kidslab@lasm.org; onsite registration is also available on a first come, first served basis. Groups...

Engineer It: Dream Big

Discover how today's engineers are inspiring the world at our monthly Engineer It workshop for all ages, featuring participatory activities with the American Society of Civil Engineers and special showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World.   Sponsored by the American Scoiety of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge, Arkel Constructors, and Forte & Tablada

The Polar Express

All aboard The Polar Express! Bring your family to experience this beloved holiday movie in the planetarium theater every Saturday, November 25-December 16. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa before each show beginning at 2:15 PM, and after the show, visitors can pick up their very own sleigh bells to take home.  Sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

Museum Store Sunday

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping by joining us for our first annual Museum Store Sunday. Holiday shoppers will enjoy special suprises and choose from carefully curated, quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, with all proceeds benefitting the museum.  For more information on Museum Store Sunday and other stores participating all over the nation,...