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Current & Upcoming Events

Halloween Day at the Museum

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:00am - 5:00pm

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, candy-themed BASF’s Kids’ Labs starting at 11 AM, and a Halloween door prize.

The 2023 Fifolet Halloween Parade, beginning at 4 PM, will pass right by the LASM, traveling down River Road in downtown Baton Rouge. Before the parade, visitors can participate in Halloween-themed hands-on activities and enjoy Halloween-themed shows in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium.

LASM will offer BASF’s Kids’ Lab workshops at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM, with their Halloween candy-themed class “Candy Loves Chemistry.” These 45-minute hands-on workshops for ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults will offer young scientists the chance to experiment with candy and chromatography. BASF’s Kid’s Lab workshops are included with the price of general admission and are always free to members. Learn more and register at tinyurl.com/BASFsKidsLabatLASM.

Halloween-themed films will begin in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at 11 AM after LASM’s Family Hour Stargazing and include Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, The Worlds Within Star Wars, and LASM’s Halloween laser show, Fright Light. There will also be a wand-making station for the 3 PM showing of The Astronomical World of Harry Potter, an interactive, presenter-led fulldome experience that takes you through the stars and reveals how characters from the popular Harry Potter series got their names. 

Door prize tickets will be given throughout the day to any visitor attending The Astronomical World of Harry Potter. The winner of the door prize will be announced at the start of the show. 

Visitors are encouraged to dress in costume. All planetarium shows and BASF’s Kids’ Labs are included in the price of admission.