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Fall/Winter Exhibition - Lin Emery: A Force of Nature Guided Tour

Lin Emery (b. 1928) is an internationally recognized sculptor based in New Orleans. Inspired by the lyrical beauty she finds in nature, Emery produces sculpture that is constantly in motion, a type of art called kinetic art. Powered by water, wind, or magnetic forces, her elegant abstract forms fashioned from welded aluminum reflect light as they sway and dance and sometimes make music. Students will discuss the various forces of nature from gravity to water and wind, learn about the history of kinetic art, and experience the work of one of Louisiana’s most preeminent sculptors. Exhibition organized by Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Beetles, Bugs, and Butterflies (Class), Weatherwise (Interactive Educational Theater), and Secrets of Gravity: In the Footseteps of Albert Einstein (Planetarium Show). 

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Guided Tours   Subject: Art, Physical Science
Cost: $1.50 per student & chaperone

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Dr. Decibel, Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s wacky science professor, leads students in an interactive exploration of the world of sound. “Junior Sound Scientists” will learn about the anatomy of the ear, experiment with unique musical instruments, and become familiar with key vocabulary terms and concepts relating to sound, such as volume, pitch, and frequency. This engaging program can easily be adapted for various grade levels.

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Program Type: Interactive Educational Theater   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

The Magic of Science

Is science magical or is magic scientific? Students will explore the wonders of chemistry and physics in this interactive, presenter-led program that creatively engages them in the learning process. As they investigate the scientific principles behind exciting experiments and demonstrations, learners will discover that science is interesting, relevant, and fun!

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Program Type: Interactive Educational Theater   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Weatherwise

Louisiana Art & Science Museum’s “Chief Meteorologist,” Wendy Wise, introduces students to the dynamic world of weather and its impact on the environment. This fast-paced educational adventure brings weather-related terms and concepts to life. Weatherwise also includes environmental topics such as coastal erosion, wetland preservation, and conservation of our natural resources to empower students to effectively apply their knowledge in real-life situations.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Lin Emery: A Force of Nature (Exhibition Guided Tour or Exploration).

Available to Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Program Type: Interactive Educational Theater   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

Winter/Spring Exhibition - Finding Vivian Maier Guided Tour

What are the odds of a camera-toting babysitter becoming a famous photographer? Vivian Maier (1926-2009) worked as a nanny for about forty years on Chicago’s North Shore, taking candid shots of people while on field trips with her young charges. Children playing tag, ladies admiring shop windows, and men waiting for the bus are among the approximately 100,000 photographs by Maier, which were shot in black and white and later color film. Maier became an instant celebrity posthumously when an anonymous trunk of undeveloped film came up at auction in 2009. The purchaser later posted the images on the Internet, catching the attention of art critics world-wide. Students will discuss the difference between traditional photography and digital imagery, learn what makes a successful composition, and talk about the art tradition of street photography.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Bright Light (Class) and Seeing! (Planetarium Show). 

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Guided Tours   Subject: Art, Science as Inquiry, History & Social Studies
Cost: $1.50 per student & chaperone