Programs for Children and Families
From art exhibitions and workshops to hands-on science exhibits and treasures from ancient Egypt, LASM has something to inspire everyone. Learn more about the museum on this site and plan a visit soon.
Special Programs for Children and Families
Monday-Friday, June 17-21, 9:00AM-1:00 PM
Ages: 7-9 years old
Fee: $110 members, $125 non-members
Kids spend five days under the stars identifying constellations and planets, making their own telescopes, and creating a comet at LASM’s Irene W. Pennington Planetarium! They also learn to model the solar system, identify the moon’s phases, tell time by the stars, get closer to black holes, and find out just how far it is to the edge of our own known universe! Each camper receives a camp t-shirt, astronomy workbook, and essential equipment for the galactic explorer. To register, call 225-344-5272, ext. 142.
Kids' Lab: Creating Fun with Chemistry!
Second and Fourth Saturdays and Sundays of each month
Saturdays, June 8 & 22, 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM
Sundays, June 9 & 23, 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM
Sessions are 45 minutes in length
June in the Lab: The pHun Factor
Lemons and vinegar, bananas and baking soda... What do these seemingly weird pairings have in common? Come explore the pH scale using two very different methods in this month’s Kids’ Lab program. Do you have a nose for chemistry?
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in hands-on Kids' Lab workshops for children ages 6-12 and a parent or caregiver. One adult caregiver is required for every four children, and participants must sign in at least 20 minutes before the workshop.
Kids' Lab is free for LASM members and included in the price of general admission for non-members. Participants may sign up on a first come, first served basis on the day of each program. By contacting email@example.com, members may also pre-register by noon Thursday prior to the weekend program, and groups may schedule in advance.
Kids' Lab is sponsored by:
Weekend Programs for Children and Families
Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show
An Entertaining, Interactive Program for Young Children and Their Families
Saturdays, 11:00 AM
Kids will be eager to join Miss Trudy every Saturday 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.
This program is free for LASM members and is included in the price of a general admission ticket for nonmembers. Miss Trudy's Traveling Trunk Show is sponsored by:
Saturdays, 12:30-2:00 PM
Doctor Spark, LASM’s roving explainer, will interact with children of all ages throughout our galleries. Doctor Spark’s zany sense of humor and backpack full of educational surprises will make learning fun!
Monthly Programs for Children and Families
The First Sunday of Every Month
On the First Sunday of every month, LASM offers free admission to art, children's and planetarium galleries, and reduced admission to special exhibitions, sky shows, and digital movies. Please come and visit us and see all that LASM has to offer!
Viewing & Doing Art!
The First Saturday of Every Month, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Join us for this exciting new weekend art program for families with children between the ages of six and twelve. Visit the art gallery, discuss the works currently on view, and pick up a little inspiration. Then, you and your family get to express yourselves through a hands-on art project of your very own! Viewing and Doing Art! will be held on the first Saturday of each month, and sign-in will take place in the atrium from 10 AM until all spaces are filled.
For a complete list of upcoming events, please see our upcoming events schedule.