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2016 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

One World, One Sky:

Big Bird’s Adventure

One World, One Sky:

Big Bird’s Adventure

 

One World, One Sky:

Big Bird’s Adventure

One World, One Sky:

Big Bird’s Adventure

10:00

Earth, Moon & Sun

Magic Tree House:

Space Mission

 

Earth, Moon & Sun

Magic Tree House: 

Space Mission

11:00

National Parks Adventure

National Parks Adventure                

 

National Parks Adventure          

National Parks Adventure

12:00

We Are Stars

We Are Stars

 

We Are Stars

We Are Stars

1:00

Dinosaurs Alive!                                              

Dinosaurs Alive!

 

Dinosaurs Alive!

Dinosaurs Alive!

2:00

We Are Stars

We Are Stars

 

We Are Stars

We Are Stars

3:00

National Parks Adventure

National Parks Adventure

 

National Parks Adventure

National Parks Adventure

4:00

Magic Tree House:

Space Mission

Magic Tree House:  

Space Mission     

 

Magic Tree House:  

Space Mission     

Magic Tree House:

Space Mission

 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu visits Sesame Street and discovers that Elmo can see the same stars that he sees in China. He and your students will also learn how to locate the Moon and constellations.

Recommended ages: 3-6

 

Earth, Moon & Sun

Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, will entertain students while explaining the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun.

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: 5-11

 

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: 5 and above

 

We Are Stars

Join a cast of lovable characters on a journey back through time to discover where we and the universe began. We Are Stars is an adventure that starts with a little stardust, building up over centuries with the help of some familiar elements, to become us.

Recommended ages: 5 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 fulldome 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

 

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

 

NEW: 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

 

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

(One Week Only) A Work in Process: Paintings by Gustave Blache III

Paintings by New Orleans artist reveal what goes on behind-the-scenes in such age-old professions as curtain cleaning, mop making, restaurant cooking and fine art conservation.

And Polymers in Art Through the Centuries

Through June 4

Recommended ages: 6 and above

 

Faces of the Flood

A testament to the resilient and generous spirit of Baton Rouge, Faces of the Flood looks back upon the historic flood of 2016. Photographed amidst damaged homes, churches and businesses, area residents share their personal stories of devastation, survival and hope in words and images as captured by Collin Richie, Frank McMains, David Morris, Dan Jones and Kristin Basilica.

June 14-September 3

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. Incredible Insects: Visitors to Science Station will discover an exhibit of the strangest and most surprising insect specimens and illustrations from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum as well as insect-themed art and science activities.

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