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Bright Light & Space

Includes a 30-minute Solar System Gallery Guided Tour and a related 30-minute hands-on activity.

In this illuminating exploration of light and color, students make exciting discoveries as they experiment with light, diffraction glasses, and giant water prisms. Through real-life applications, the scientific concepts of refraction, diffraction, and reflection are illustrated with engaging educational activities related to spectrum analysis and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Cost: $8.00 per student & chaperone

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Physical Science, Earth & Space Science
Cost: $8.00 per student & chaperone

Planetarium Shows

Shown in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

With a fulldome screen and state-of-the-art technology, our immersive planetarium shows connect your students with topics ranging from dinosaurs and butterflies to our solar system and beyond.

Click here to see a full list of our planetarium shows.

Cost: $8.00 per student & chaperone

Available to Grades: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Planetarium Shows   Subject: Art, Math, Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Physical Science, History & Social Studies, English & Language Arts, Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: $8 per student & chaperone

The River Dynamics Experience

Sponsored by Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

This exciting new program includes a visit to the LSU Center for River Studies and same-day, hands-on classes and programs at the Museum. On their tour of the CRS, students will explore a 3-dimensional model of the lower 190 miles of the Mississippi River, one of the most technologically-advanced models in existence. At the Museum, students will collaboratively design solutions to real-world environmental challenges by engaging with a state-of-the-art stream table. Participants will also view a related large-screen educational movie at the Museum. Activities are aligned with the Louisiana Student Standards for Science.

Through this partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, this learning opportunity is available free-of-charge to 4th-to-12th-grade students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email jthomas@lasm.org to register as soon as possible!

Available to Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Program Type: Classes   Subject: Earth & Space Science, Science & the Environment
Cost: Free on a first-come, first-served basis!