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*All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted.

Stargazing in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door.

James Hood’s Beautifica

BEAUTIFICA is coming to the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium! From the same team who brought you James Hood's Mesmerica, Beautifica is a 360 journey through worlds real and imagined, from mindblowing particle fields to unashamedly euphoric fantastic environments almost impossible to describe. The brainchild of visionary composer James Hood working with some of the finest immersive animators on the...

October Free First Sunday: Chemistry Making the World a Better Place

With 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge's "My Brother Can Read" Program kicking off its monthly Sunday Book Club Series from 2 PM - 4 PM

With admission generously sponsored by BASF, join us for October's Free First Sunday in celebration of National Chemistry Week! Many thanks to BASF for 12 years of impactful partnership and for faithfully supporting STEAM education in our community!  The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge's "My Brother Can Read" Program will feature its monthly Sunday Book...

38th Annual Gala: Out of this World

SAVE THE DATE for LASM's 38th Annual Gala: OUT OF THIS WORLD! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! Join us on Friday, October 6th, for an astronomically entertaining night of fundraising during LASM's Annual Gala: Out of this World, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and honoring Paula Pennington de la Bretonne, Claude B. Pennington,...

BASF’s Kids’ Lab

Create chemistry with BASF every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month! Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The October workshop is Candy Loves Chemistry. Each participant will also receive a cool branded...

Halloween Day at the Museum

Join us on Saturday, October 28th, as we celebrate Halloween Day at the Museum! The day will consist of hands-on activities from 12 PM – 4 PM, Halloween shows in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium from 11 AM – 5 PM, a door prize, and a museum-wide scavenger hunt.   The 2022 Fifolet Halloween Parade, beginning at 4 PM, will pass right...