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BASF Kids’ Lab: Hold Everything

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:30pm

Don't cry over spilled anything!  Join us while we explore some interestingly absorbent materials. Experiment with common household products before discovering an amazing chemical with a noteworthy property. Each child...

BASF Kids’ Lab: Hold Everything

Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 3:00pm

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00am

Dino Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00am

Miss Trudy’s Traveling Trunk Show

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00am

June First Sunday

Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:00pm

BASF Kids’ Lab: Chemistry is Bananas!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am

Current Exhibitions

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...

A Work in Process:  Paintings by Gustave Blache III

Main Galleries

Through June 04

Ordinary people engaged in the process of their everyday work forms the primary subject matter of these intimate paintings by Louisiana artist Gustave Blache III. His painted scenes are contemporary. Yet, the size of Blache’s depictions, the...

Polymers in Art Through the Centuries

Soupçon Gallery

Through September 03

Polymers are chemical compounds composed of small, identical molecules called monomers that link together to form repeating structural units that resemble chains. Some polymers, like cellulose, occur naturally, while others, such as acrylic or nylon, are artificial. Using...

Absence and Presence: The Moons of Monica Zeringue

Universe Gallery

Through June 25

The Moon and its phases are the focus of the newest series, titled Absence and Presence, by New Orleans artist Monica Zeringue. Composed of paintings and renderings in graphite on primed linen, many embellished with beads, Zeringue’s...

Planetarium Shows


New Parking Information

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