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The River Dynamics Experience

This exciting new program includes a visit to the LSU Center for River Studies and same-day, hands-on classes and programs at the Museum. On their tour of the CRS, students will explore a 3-dimensional model of the lower 190 miles of the Mississippi River, one of the most technologically-advanced models in existence. At the Museum, students will collaboratively design solutions to real-world environmental challenges by engaging with a state-of-the-art stream table. Participants will also view a related large-screen educational movie at the Museum. Activities are aligned with the Louisiana Student Standards for Science.

Through this partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, this learning opportunity is available free-of-charge to 8th-grade students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email reservations@lasm.org to register as soon as possible!

NEW for 2019-2020!

Available to Grades: 8th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Science & the Environment
Cost: Free on a first-come, first-served basis for 8th graders!

Ancient Egypt & Its Art

Students tour the Ancient Egypt Gallery, learn an intricate, age-old metalworking technique, and then create an ancient Egyptian-inspired relief, which they can take home. Includes tour of the Ancient Egypt Gallery.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Planetarium Show) and Forensic Crime Lab (Class).

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Art, History & Social Studies
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Ancient Egypt Gallery Guided Exploration

Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of the Ancient Egypt Gallery and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

The Ptolemaic period (323-30 BC) comes to life in the Ancient Egypt Gallery. Students will learn about the ancient Egyptians’ civilization, beliefs, and customs, and how these people interacted with their Greek and Roman neighbors. Enter a recreated tomb, which houses an authentic 2,300-year-old mummy, learn how modern technology revealed some of this mummy’s secrets, and then explore hieroglyphics and create a replica of an ancient Egyptian artifact.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (Planetarium Show) and Forensic Crime Lab (Class).

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject: History & Social Studies, English & Language Arts
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Art Exhibition Guided Exploration: Frank Hayden

Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of art exhibition Frank Hayden: Lift Every Voice and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

Create art in various media and styles based on concepts explored in Frank Hayden: Lift Every Voice.

Artworks by Baton Rouge artist Frank Hayden are found throughout our city, from the campuses of LSU and Southern University to public plazas. Students will learn about the life and work of this preeminent Louisiana sculptor whose artworks, which reflect deep spiritual and humanistic concerns with universal themes, are made of wood, plaster, fiberglass, and stone.

This Art Exhibition Guided Exploration is available from March 24, 2020 - September 15, 2020.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject:
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Art Exhibition Guided Exploration: Harmonies in Color

Includes a 30-minute Guided Tour of art exhibition Harmonies in Color and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

Create art in various media and styles based on concepts explored in Harmonies in Color

This colorful exhibition focuses on the sensory experience of color as seen in the work of seven nationally-renowned artists. While touring this exhibition, your students will learn about artistic and scientific concepts such as optics, color theory, and prisms. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Bright Light (Class), Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum, and Seeing! (Planetarium Shows).

This Art Exhibition Guided Exploration is available from September 2, 2019 - March 1, 2020.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject: Art, Physical Science
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Astronomy Guided Exploration

Includes 30-minute Solar System Gallery Guided Tour and a related 30-minute hands-on activity. 

Explore the astronomical history of our universe in the Solar System Gallery. Students will encounter interactive displays that allow them to virtually travel to the Moon, learn about gravity, and more. Then, travel to our Universe Gallery to engage with our state-of-the-art OmniGlobe!

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea, Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (Planetarium Show) and all astronomy-themed planetarium shows.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations   Subject: Physical Science, History & Social Studies, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $5.25 per student & chaperone

Bright Light

In this illuminating exploration of light and color, students make exciting discoveries as they experiment with lasers, diffraction glasses, and giant water prisms. Through real-life applications, the scientific concepts of refraction, diffraction, and reflection are illustrated with engaging educational activities related to spectrum analysis and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Harmonies in Color (Art Exhibition Guided Tour or Exploration), Seeing!, and Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum (Planetarium Shows).

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Circuit Circus

Students become energized as they form a human circuit, experiment with conductors and insulators, and construct various types of circuits. Scientific investigation, problem solving, and cooperative learning engage students in this electrifying educational experience!

Available to Grades: 3rd, 4th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Engineering Encounters

Through bridge-building activities, students gain a new appreciation for the relevance of civil engineering and design in their daily lives. Creative problem-solving strategies motivate aspiring engineers to explore concepts such as force, balance, and stability.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dream Big: Engineering Our World (Planetarium Show), and Robot Design Challenge (Class).

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

Engineering: Simple Machines

As they cooperatively problem-solve in groups, young engineers will investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of objects while building various machines. Exciting hands-on challenges will focus on Newton’s Laws of Motion and the Law of Conservation of Energy. Activities will illustrate the relevance of engineering in daily life as students design and build together.

Layered Experience: Pairs well with Dream Big: Engineering Our World and Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein (Planetarium Shows).

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

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Physical Science
Cost: $6.75 per student & chaperone

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