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2018 Summer Programs for Groups

May 30–July 28

How to Book Your Group

Please browse the Planetarium Shows, Auditorium Films, Auditorium Interactive Programs, and Gallery Add-Ons below to begin planning your visit. You may reserve your space in three ways:

  1. Online: Complete the registration form, and our Reservations Coordinator will confirm your booking.
  2. By Mail: Please print out the reservation form, mark your selections, and mail it to the address below. We will follow up with a confirmation packet.
     Louisiana Art & Science Museum
    100 River Road South
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  3.  By Fax: Please print and complete the reservation form, and fax it to 225.214.1445. Our Reservations Coordinator will confirm your booking. 

Please Note

  • Children must be at least 3 years old to attend programs in the planetarium theater.
  • One chaperone is required for every 10 children.
  • Maximum group size for the auditorium is 190.
  • Maximum group size for the planetarium is 171.
  • We are required to add a 3% state sales tax to your total unless you are state tax exempt and can provide a copy of your exemption form.

 

The Museum Store

We encourage summer groups to visit The Museum Store to find a large assortment of interesting, educational items starting at just $1. A summer camper with $5 can find many items to choose from!

Allowing campers to shop gives them a chance to make independent decisions, helps teach the concept of budget management, and improves math and social skills! And sales profits from The Museum Store help maintain museum exhibits and fund future programs for your campers. We appreciate your support!

 

PLANETARIUM SHOWS

$4.00 per person

Allow 1 hour. If you’d like to add a visit to one of the museum galleries, refer to Gallery Add-Ons.

Show Times

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

 

Thursday

Friday

9:00

Earth's Wild Ride

Earth's Wild Ride

 

Earth's Wild Ride

Earth's Wild Ride

10:00

Magic Tree House:

Space Mission

Magic Tree House:

Space Mission

 

Magic Tree House:

Space Mission

Magic Tree House: 

Space Mission

11:00

Jean-Michel Cousteau's

Secret Ocean

Jean-Michel Cousteau's                   

Secret Ocean               

 

Jean-Michel Cousteau's                    

Secret Ocean          

Jean-Michel Cousteau's

Secret Ocean

12:00

Secrets of Gravity

Secrets of Gravity

 

Secrets of Gravity

Secrets of Gravity

1:00

Dream Big:

Engineering Our World                                              

Dream Big:

Engineering Our World

 

Dream Big:

Engineering Our World

Dream Big:

Engineering Our World

2:00

Secrets of Gravity

Secrets of Gravity

 

Secrets of Gravity

Secrets of Gravity

3:00

National Parks Adventure

Dinosaur's Alive!

 

National Parks Adventure

Dinosaurs Alive!

 

 

Earth’s Wild Ride

Visit a Moon colony in 2081 during a solar eclipse, and experience an exciting ride across both the Earth and Moon as a grandfather tells his grandchildren stories of Earth. Your students will learn about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle, and the differences between our Earth and Moon.

Recommended ages:  5 - 11

 

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

A mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the sun, moon, planets, space travel and more. This beautifully-produced show is great for Magic Tree House ® book series fans!

Recommended ages:   3 - 11

 

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all- that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

Recommended ages:             3 and above

 

Secrets of Gravity: In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein

Join two friends, 12-year-old Luke and a quirky robot named Alby who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories, on a magical journey through space and time. They not only uncover the secrets of gravity, but also learn about friendship and imagination.

Recommended ages:             3 and above

 

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Travel through Earth’s greatest man-made wonders and discover the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.

Recommended ages:  6 and above

 

National Parks Adventure

Join us for the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. Explore the wilds of America in this full-dome movie narrated by Robert Redford. You and your campers will journey through some of America’s most majestic wild places and discover a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us.

Recommended ages:  3 and above

 

Dinosaurs Alive!

See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in a “life-sized” giant screen presentation. Join renowned paleontologists as they discover new fossils and uncover evidence that dinosaur descendants are still among us.

Recommended ages:  3 and above

 

AUDITORIUM INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS

$4.00 per person

Allow 45 minutes. These programs are interactive, instructor-led, multimedia presentations on topics that blend science, technology, and art.

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show (Tuesdays at  9, 10, & 11 AM)

Kids will be eager to join Miss Trudy for stories, songs, and games sprinkled with humor and fun! They’ll meet her special puppet friends, Sheldon the Sheepdog and Frederick the Mouse, and learn about the seasons of the year and all the surprises found in Miss Trudy’s trunk.

Recommended ages: 4–6

Group Size: 35 minimum | 75 maximum

 

The Magic of Science (Wednesdays-Fridays at 10 AM, 11 AM, and 12 PM)

Is science magical is is magic scientific? Chemistry, physics, optical illusions, and mathematics are all demonstrated in this fascinating presentation based on scientific principles. Campers will have fun exploring the actual science behind magic.

Recommended ages: 6-12

Group Size: 35 minimum | 190 maximum

 

AUDITORIUM FILMS

$4.00 per person

Allow 1 hour. Films are suitable for all ages.

Whales

This stunningly beautiful film will take your group to some of the wildest deep-sea locations on earth to witness the sights, sounds, and survival of the world's largest mammal.

 

Forces of Nature

Follow scientists on ground-breaking quests to understand what triggers earthquakes, volcanoes, and tornadoes.

 

 

GALLERY ADD-ONS

 $.75 each for individual galleries

Each Add-On is 30 minutes long.

 

Art Gallery: Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography

Feast for the Eyes explores the rich history of how food has been photographed from the late nineteenth century to the present day. In addition to works by many well-known artists, the display includes classic cookbooks, showing how photography changed the role of the recipe book. From basic sustenance to decadent feasts, food awakens the senses and touches both private and public life.

June 12- September 16, 2018

Recommended ages:  6 and above  

 

Ancient Egypt Gallery

The museum houses one of the few Egyptian tomb exhibits in the southern United States. Kids tour a re-creation of a Ptolemaic-era tomb, ca. 300 bc, that houses an authentic 2,300-year-old mummy. On view in the outer gallery is a collection of ancient artifacts, together with maps, interpretive materials related to ancient burial customs, and recent information about the Art & Science Museum’s mummy.

Recommended ages:  7 and above

 

Discovery Depot

This gallery stimulates a child’s imagination and encourages exploration and creative play. After a trip through the Children’s Playhouse, young chefs can enjoy nutrition oriented role play in the kitchen center while little engineers operate the wooden train. Puzzles, books, and games provide plenty of additional opportunities for learning and fun!

Recommended ages:  7 and under

 

Science Station

Interaction with STEAM-focused exhibits makes learning meaningful, relevant, and fun! Hands-on, minds-on activities in this unique gallery space encourage students to playfully engage in innovative, open-ended learning experiences.

Recommended ages:  7 and above

 

Solar System Gallery

Meet the newest addition to the Solar System Gallery- an authentic 65-million-year-old Triceratops Skull named Jason.  You will also have a chance to touch a meteorite, learn about the Milky Way, and marvel at our 40 foot orrery.

Recommended ages: 6 and above


GALLERY EXPLORATIONS

$4.00 per person

Allow 1 hour for each theme.  Extend the gallery experience with a longer version of the typical tour.  Museum educators will facilitate engaging hands-on activities for your campers with the following themes.

 

Solar System Gallery Exploration

Get hands-on with astronomical and geological processes, learn about fossilization, and perform experiments.

Recommended ages: 6-12

 

Art Gallery Exploration

Create art in various media and styles based on concepts discussed in the gallery.

Recommended ages: 6-12

 

Ancient Egypt Gallery Exploration  

Play Ancient Egyptian games, decipher hieroglyphics, and make perfumed amulets.

Recommended ages: 6-12