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Current & Upcoming Events

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

A Halloween Night at the Museum

Enjoy Halloween in a new way at our second A Halloween Night at the Museum! Don your Halloween attire and experience three special showings in a fulldome planetarium. Get your Platform 100 ¾ ticket to discover how some of your favorite Harry Potter characters got their names in The Astronomical World of Harry Potter. Then, show your knowledge in an...

Far-Out First Friday: A November to Remember

Join us the first Friday of every month to experience a night of special planetarium shows. This month, don’t miss your chance to experience the life of the Sun like never before during a Far-Out First Friday exclusive; see some of your favorite hit songs from the ’70s and ’80s set to laser...

Hands-On Happenings: Masking Tape Trees

Are you ready to get creative? Branch out with us at this month’s hands-on art workshop as we make beautiful tree silhouette artwork using masking tape and watercolors. With inspiration from our Lovely as a Tree exhibition, museum educators will help guide you in creating your own masterpiece.

First Sunday with the Navy

Explore robotics and experience performances by the US Fleet Forces Woodwind Quintet (1 PM & 5 PM) as we celebrate Baton Rouge’s Navy Week during an extended First Sunday event. Free admission, unlimited planetarium shows $6.  Sponsored by BASF.

Friends & Family Shopping Day

Stop by The Museum Store on November 7 for our annual Friends & Family Shopping Day. As in previous years, we will offer a 30% discount off of non-sale prices. With out-of-the-ordinary finds for every age, we hope you will join us! Remember, purchases at our Museum Store not only please your recipient, but they also help to keep the Art &...

Art After Hours: Lovely as a Tree

In conjunction with our Lovely as a Tree exhibition that’s taken root throughout the museum, branch out with us and explore trees from a variety of fresh perspectives. Be swept away by local dance company Of Moving Colors, who will present a special adaptation of The Four Seasons to Vivaldi's famous musical score. Join us in...

Chemistry is Bananas!

What do you have in common with a banana? Put on your gloves and goggles in order to get the answer to this question. You will be rewarded with a firsthand look at an amazing material that makes all life possible. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to...