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BASF Kids’ Lab: Happy Hands

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm

Oil and water do mix in this experiment! Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up hand lotion that is yours to keep. Each child...

BASF Kids’ Lab: Happy Hands

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:00pm

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00am

Hands-On Happenings: Bug Out

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30am

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 11:00am

August First Sunday

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:00pm

BASF Kids’ Lab: Playful Polymers

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00am

Current Exhibitions

Alyce Simon: Atomic Art

Universe Gallery

Through December 02

Alyce Rothlein Simon (1925–2011) made radical artworks with the use of a particle accelerator, a machine historically referred to as “an atom smasher,” that exalt the power of nature.  A New York City artist, Simon was...

Faces of the Flood

Main Galleries

Through September 03

A testament to the resilient and generous spirit of Baton Rouge, Faces of the Flood looks back upon the historic August flood of 2016 and its immediate impact on the Baton Rouge community. 

Photographed amidst...

Incredible Insects

Science Station Gallery


Get up-close and personal this summer with some of the most bizarre yet astonishing insects.

This intimate display of specimens is on loan from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum and shown alongside scientific illustrations by Mississippi artist...

Saving Stories: A Playful Take on Recording Personal History

Colonnade Gallery

Through October 01

Reflect, preserve and share life stories in this hands-on display. Two installations by local school groups not only provide a glimpse into the lives of their youthful makers but also invite visitors of all ages to participate by...

Planetarium Shows


New Parking Information

Updates include wider pedestrian pathways, greenery, better lighting, and easy access to the levee at...