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Current & Upcoming Events

Download a copy of our What's On brochure for information on all of our current and upcoming programs.

September-October 2017

November-December 2017

*All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted.

Planetarium Family Hour & Stargazing

Bring your little ones to gather around our “camp fire” and learn about stars and constellation in the local nighttime sky. After this educator-led interactive sky presentation, sit back and enjoy a featured planetarium show.

BASF Kids’ Lab: Energy Loves Produce

Can potatoes tell time?  Can lemons light up?  Find out how electricity can be generated using some popular produce. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program by e-mailing kidslab@lasm.org; onsite registration is also available on a first come, first served basis. Groups...

Engineer It: Dream Big

Discover how today's engineers are inspiring the world at our monthly Engineer It workshop for all ages, featuring participatory activities and a special showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World.   Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge, Arkel Constructors, and Forte & Tablada

The Polar Express

All aboard The Polar Express! Bring your family to experience this beloved holiday movie in the planetarium theater every Saturday, November 25-December 16. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa before each show beginning at 2:15 PM, and after the show, visitors can pick up their very own sleigh bells to take home.  Sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

Museum Store Sunday

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping by joining us for our first annual Museum Store Sunday. Holiday shoppers will enjoy special suprises and choose from carefully curated, quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, with all proceeds benefitting the museum.  For more information on Museum Store Sunday and other stores participating all over the nation,...

Festival of Lights at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Your Downtown Festival of Lights experience isn't complete without a trip to the Art & Science Museum! Experience special showings of Let It Snow: A Holiday Music Journey in the planetarium at 5 & 7 PM, and get creative with our hands-on Holiday Ornament Workshop where you can create fun and fanciful crafts that are yours to keep. Admission is...

Hands-On Happenings: Holiday Ornament Workshop

Get creative crafting your own holiday keepsakes at this month’s special Hands-On Happenings workshop! You'll use no-bake modeling clay, cookie cutters, and sparkly embellishments to make your one-of-kind creation. December programming is sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola. 

December First Sunday

Sometimes the best things in life are free. Make your family and your budget happy with a trip to the Art & Science Museum. Free admission to galleries, unlimited planetarium shows $6, and be sure to bring along your wish list to share with our special guest, Santa! December programming sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

BASF Kids’ Lab: A Hair-Raising Experiment

Explore the chemistry of a product that helps keep you looking your best.  Together we will observe and compare some interesting properties of matter, such as viscosity.  For the grand finale, create and bottle your very own hair gel. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to...