Hours, Admissions, Groups

Hours | Admission Prices | Groups

Planetarium shows begin on the hour; there is no admittance to the theater once a show has begun. Doors open for ticket sales 30 minutes prior to first show of the day.

LASM accepts cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Gallery Hours

LASM galleries are open:

Tuesday-Friday 10 AM to 3 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM to 4 PM*
Monday Closed

The museum is closed on Mondays and on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

*The museum offers free admission to the galleries on the first Sunday of every month.

Admission Prices

  Museum Galleries Museum Galleries plus
Planetarium Show
Adults $7.25 $9
Children (2-12) & Seniors (65+) $6.25 $8
College Students with ID Free $8
Groups (15+)* $5 $7
Member Adults Free $5
Member Children & Seniors Free $4

With the exception of the family show, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, children under 3 years of age are NOT permitted in the theater. All shows and times subject to change.

*Group pricing not valid for school groups. Please see tour information below.

General Discounts

LASM members receive discounts on show and special exhibit tickets.

LASM proudly offers free admission to active duty members of the military and their families between Labor Day and Memorial Day, 2014. Military families must present i.d. at the ticket desk. Free admission includes the card holder and up to five family members.

Visitors with a valid AAA card receive $1 off general admission.

Individual members of Louisiana Association of Museums receive free general admission with a valid card.

Two adults and two children living in the same household receive free general admission if they present a valid membership card from an ASTC institution.

Unless otherwise listed, general discounts are not applicable for planetarium shows or special exhibits.

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Group Tours


Groups over 15

Groups of more than 15 people require a reservation. Please call (225) 344-5272, ext. 142 or email the tour coordinator to request a reservation. Groups may reserve seats in LASM's planetarium shows and may participate in open touring.



College/University Groups

Groups of more than 15 people require a reservation. Please call (225) 344-5272, ext. 142 or email the reservations coordinator to request a reservation. Students and faculty on university-sponsored field trips receive free admission to the museum, and discount pricing on Planetarium shows and special exhibitions with valid ID.



School Group Tours

Museum guide-led tours introduce students of all ages to LASM’s exhibits and hands-on galleries. Group coordinators schedule activities based on the age of their group and the availability of the exhibits. Groups may take 30-minute tours in each of the following areas: Egyptian Gallery, Art Galleries, Discovery Depot, Science Station, and Solar System Gallery. Only school groups may participate in LASM's school classes or auditorium programs.


Tours are available Tuesday-Friday during the school year and require a reservation.

For more information on LASM's many school programs, please see our Adventure Planner.



If you like to visit LASM, you will love to volunteer here. Whether it's clerical assistance, help with special events, or leading tours in the art galleries, you can share your talents with us in a number of ways. Please download and complete the form below to let us know how you would like to be involved.


Volunteer Application (download pdf form)

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