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For Educators


About Our School Programming

Journey through the cosmos in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, explore a mummy’s tomb, and encounter a 65-million-year-old Triceratops skull.

Our school group experiences can be transformative for your students because programs build on one another, bridge disciplines, and create connections between objects, ideas, and experiences. Participate in hands-on classes, immerse yourselves in extraordinary stories under the planetarium dome, and discover the world through interpretation of art and museum objects in our galleries.

Layered experiences open new worlds at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Our programs spark big ideas and give meaning to what your students learn. We have designed them to meet your educational expectations, address curriculum requirements, and foster a lifelong love of learning.

We offer a wide range of educational programs for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, including:

  • Hands-On Classes (1.5 hours)
  • Irene W. Pennington Planetarium Shows (1 hour)
  • Interactive Educational Theater (1 hour)
  • Guided Explorations (1 hour), Guided Tours (30 minutes), and Hands-On Galleries (30 minutes).
  • Art & Science Galleries, including changing fine art exhibitions, an Ancient Egypt Gallery, and a Solar System Gallery
  • Discovery Dome, a portable planetarium that travels to your school

We look forward to another great year of learning experiences for you and your students, and we thank you for allowing us to be an extension of your classroom!

Special Fall Offer

Free 30-minute Guided Tour!

Schedule any class, planetarium show, or interactive educational theater for the Fall 2019 semester, and your group will receive one free 30-minute Guided Tour or Hands-On Gallery experience of your choice.

We Appreciate Our Teachers!

As a thank you gift, we now offer a free, year-long special teacher membership, which includes free Museum and Planetarium admission, to all teachers who attend or book a field trip during the 2019-2020 school year.