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Tradition in Transition: Inuit Art & Culture

February 10 - May 27, 2018

The unique cultural traditions and former way of life of the Inuit, the native people of northern Canada, is conveyed in stone carvings and prints as well as handiworks, including a kayak. Featuring such themes as animals, hunting and family life, these artworks date from the 1950s to the 1990s and are accompanied by videos, hands-on projects and other fun activities. A semi-nomadic people living in a harsh, frigid environment, the Inuit developed cultural mores that remained largely intact until the mid-nineteenth century. As more and more outsiders discovered the Arctic and its economic potential, Inuit culture transformed and their old customs all but disappeared. Artist cooperatives, first established in the 1950s, not only helped the Inuit to transition in a modern world but also kept their traditions alive.

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

Program Type: Guided Explorations, Guided Tours   Subject: Art, History & Social Studies
Cost: Guided Tour: $1.25 per student & chaperone; Guided Exploration: $4.75 per student & chaperone

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Follow the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to the spy glass – using two small pieces of glass – to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Your students will learn how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these amazing instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

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

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: History & Social Studies, Earth & Space 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

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea

Follow a team of scientists on a dive to research mysterious hydrothermal vents on the mid-ocean ridge and discover the fantastic diversity of the deep.

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Educational DVD Film   Subject: Earth & Space Science
Cost: $3.25 per student & chaperone

We Are Stars

Join us for an adventure that starts with a little stardust and builds over billions of years to become our world. Topics include the formation of hydrogen, nuclear fusion in stars, formation of asteroids, synthesis of carbon, creation of our own solar system, and the emergence of the very first living cells on Earth.

Available to Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space 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.

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

Whales

Discover some of the wildest locations on Earth and witness the sights, sounds, and survival of the world’s largest mammal.

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

Program Type: Educational DVD Film   Subject: Life Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $3.25 per student & chaperone

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