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LASM's 4th Annual "A Very Merry Museum"

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with LASM on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 5 PM for our 4th Annual A Very Merry Museum event, sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company. LASM will offer hands-on art and science activities, show holiday-themed planetarium shows, and host a very special holiday guest.  

The festive day will feature engaging activities from 10 AM - 2 PM, including Sneaux to Geaux science experiments (sponsored by BASF), a museum-wide Polar Passport, and additional activities facilitated by various community partners. There will also be a family-friendly giveaway of Coca-Cola Polar Bears for the first 100 children to arrive, provided by the event sponsor, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company. 

The Coca-Cola truck will be making an appearance outside of the museum from 1:30 PM – 3 PM, and LASM's guest of honor, Santa Claus, will be available to take pictures with museum visitors from 1:30 PM – 3 PM in the Bert S. Turner Family Atrium. 

The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium will also offer holiday-themed shows from 10 AM - 5 PM, including a Christmas-themed laser show, Let It Snow, and The Star of Bethlehem. Let It Snow features a wide variety of holiday music classics accompanied by adorable animation and festive fulldome scenery, while The Star of Bethlehem takes visitors back 2,000 years to investigate the scientific and astronomical explanation for the "Star" that guided the Wise Men. The Christmas-themed laser show will precede the 12 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM showings of Let It Snow.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a toy for the 2023 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign and are welcome to stop by the LASM Museum Store to purchase a gift to share with those in need and also for those last-minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. 

All planetarium shows and activities, including photos with Santa from 1:30 PM - 3 PM, are free to LASM members and included in general admission.