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Robot Design Challenge

Students master the critical thinking and problem solving skills to build modular robots. By applying inquiry, theory, testing, and data collection, teams collaborate to develop inventions that sense, think, and act upon the world around them. This class culminates in a race that challenges each group to design the smartest and fastest robot.

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Math, Science as Inquiry
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Science Station

Interaction with STEAM-focused exhibits makes learning meaningful, relevant, and fun! Hands-on, minds-on activities in this unique gallery space encourage students to playfully engage in innovative, open-ended learning experiences. New design, building, and robotics stations will elevate your students' love of discovery.

Available to Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Hands-On Galleries   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $1.25 per student & chaperone

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity, but also learn about friendship and imagination.  

Available to Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, History & Social Studies
Cost: $6.50 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 be easily 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

Solar System Gallery

Explore the history of our universe from astronomy to paleontology, and learn what Earth was like when Jason the Triceratops roamed the land. Students will encounter a variety of interactive displays that allow them to virtually travel to the Moon, learn about gravity as they weigh themselves on different planets, and more. An exhibition of minerals and fossils, including a 65-million-year-old authentic Triceratops prosus skull, will teach students about our aging planet.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dinosaurs Alive! (Planetarium Show) and all astronomy-themed Planetarium shows.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Exploration: $5.00 per student & chaperone

Starry Starry Night

Students study the stars and explore the theme of outer space as represented by artists and scientists from ancient times to present. Works by Vincent van Gogh, antique maps of constellations, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope provide inspiration for students to create their own starry-night artwork.

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Tessellations

This class introduces students to M. C. Escher, the artist who made tessellations popular. Students explore the geometrical transformation behind Escher’s designs while using their imagination and applying mathematical skills to create unique tessellations.

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, Math
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

The Life of Trees

Told by two quirky insects, a ladybug called Delores and a firefly called Mike, The Life of Trees takes students on an exploratory journey that reveals the complex processes of what happens inside a tree.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Science & the Environment
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. As they investigate the scientific principles behind exciting experiments and demonstrations, learners will discover that science is interesting, relevant, and fun! This program also supports state academic science standards and will creatively engage students in the learning process.

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

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

Ventures Through Our Solar System

The planetarium is transformed into a space transport vehicle as we buckle up our seat belts and join the countdown for a live, immersive, and interactive adventure to uncover the latest NASA planetary discoveries throughout our solar system. Included are findings from the New Horizon spacecraft visit to Pluto.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $6.50 per student & chaperone

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