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

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...

Big Bird’s Birthday

Do you know that Big Bird's birthday is the first day of spring? Join us for a celebration of his big day. Enjoy special showings of One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure in the planetarium, followed by astronomy related activities in the Discovery Depot Creation Station. All ages welcome. Included with general admission.

Art After Hours: The Substance of Art

What is art made of? Journey through the science of art beginning with an informal tour of Polymers in Art through the Centuries with LSU professor of chemistry John Pojman. Artist Shelby Prindaville will also provide a demonstration of 3P QuickCure Clay, a fast-drying, cure-on demand polymer clay invented by Pojman. Next, go behind the scenes with New...

Hands-On Happenings at Ebb & Flow

Join us for hands-on Shrinky Dink art and science fun in front of the museum during both days of the downtown Ebb & Flow festival. On Saturday, the museum will also be partnering with the Department of Environmental Quality, the LSU Museum of Natural Science, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors. Visitors will experiment with an interactive river model, unique animal...

April First Sunday

Spend some time with your friends or family this first Sunday at the Art & Science Museum. Free admission to the galleries, $6 reduced admission to planetarium shows, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities make this a fun and unique day out for all ages. April First Sunday sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

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...

National Astronomy Day 2017

Join us in celebrating the fascinating science of astronomy! The focus of this year’s event will be the August 21 solar eclipse. Experience a variety of astronomy related activities for all ages, including hands-on stations, displays, and a visit from LSU’s MARS (Mobile Astronomy Resource System) truck. In the planetarium, take in a special showing of Earth,...