39th Annual Gala: Party in the Valley of the Kings

Enshrine your name in LASM's history!

Join us for a night of FUNdraising during one of Baton Rouge’s favorite and longest-running parties for a purpose: LASM's Annual Gala!

Revel in the Gala activities you know and love—the grand raffle by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, the curated silent auction, the Poppin’ Bottles liquor pull, multiple open bars and food stations, dancing galore with DJ Digital, and creative décor—with an ancient Egyptian twist.

While you’re partying in the Valley of the Kings, know that your dollars are making a difference by improving one of the most unique cultural institutions in Louisiana. All proceeds support museum renovations.

WHEN      Friday, October 4, 2024   |   7 PM - 10 PM

WHY      To raise funds for LASM renovations, including the final phases of The STEAM Station, and celebrate the new exhibition Discoveries on the Nile

WHERE      Louisiana Art & Science Museum, 100 South River Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

WEAR     Cocktail or Costume  |  For your costume, throw it back to the days when pharaohs and queens reigned by donning attire inspired by ancient Egyptian civilization. You can also suit up for an archeological dig in the desert or journey down the Nile River!

We are updating this page frequently, so check back soon for more information!

How to Support Art & Science

There are many ways to support LASM's Gala, from becoming a sponsor, to volunteering on our Gala committee, to purchasing $50 raffle tickets for your chance to win 2 carat total weight round diamond studs generously provided by Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry (raffle tickets coming soon)!

Contact us at or 225.344.5272 x 114 to learn more about the Gala, to arrange a meeting or tour, or for any other questions.


A child exploring the Everbright exhibit in The Seed

Generational Impact

"Supporting LASM has been important to my family for decades – it's in my DNA.

My grandparents, Chuck & Jerry Schwing, were early supporters of LASM. They inspired my love of art and instilled in me the importance of philanthropy and giving back.

I have continued their legacy at LASM by volunteering weekly as an education tour guide, sponsoring the Gala, signing my children up for the inaugural Children's Host Committee, and now serving as a board member. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum has been an integral part of my community for generations.

I support LASM and its Gala because I want to help the museum be even better for the generations to come."

– Haley Jones  |  Volunteer, Donor, Board Member, and Advocate for LASM

Haley Jones and her family enjoying the first LASM gallery made possible by the Gala: The Seed.
Haley Jones and her family enjoying the first LASM gallery made possible by the Gala: The Seed.

About Future Renovations

Children engaging with the Interactive Periodic Table exhibit, sponsored by BASF, in The Seed.
In 2022, LASM launched an ambitious, four-phase capital improvement campaign to renovate the museum's hands-on STEAM galleries.

Funds raised during LASM's 2022, 2023, and 2024 Annual Galas directly contribute to crucial updates in these galleries.

With the transformation of Science Station into The Seed now accomplished as of January 2024, we are progressing into the next three phases of renovations to complete The STEAM Station.

The STEAM Lab (Phase 2) will host hands-on chemistry experiments and river dynamics explorations. The STEAM Studio (Phase 3) will feature engaging programs including classes and birthday parties. Discovery Depot (Phase 4) will inspire LASM's youngest explorers through STEAM-based play.

Ancient Egyptian Icon Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor  |  $50,000 Each Year for 3 Years, $150,000 Total Pledge

Tutankhamun Sponsor  |  $30,000 Each Year for 3 Years, $90,000 Total Pledge

Cleopatra Sponsor  |  $20,000 Each Year for 3 Years, $60,000 Total Pledge

Nefertiti Sponsor  |  $10,000 Each Year for 3 Years, $30,000 Total Pledge

Ramses Sponsor  |  $5,000 Each Year for 3 Years, $15,000 Total Pledge


Ancient Egyptian Symbol Sponsorships

Pyramid Sponsor  |  $10,000 Cash, $20,000+ In-Kind, Or Combination

Sphynx Sponsor  |  $7,500 Cash, $15,000-$19,999 In-Kind, or Combination

Lotus Sponsor  |  $5,000 Cash, $10,000-$14,999 In-Kind, or Combination

Scarab Sponsor  |  $3,000 Cash,  $6,000-$9,999 In-Kind, or Combination

Crocodile Sponsor  |  $2,000 Cash, $4,000-$5,999 In-Kind, or Combination

Cartouche Sponsor  |  $2,000-$3,999 In-Kind


Host Committee Memberships

Host Committee Member  |  $1,000 Personal Contribution

Children's Host Committee Family  |  $500 or $250 Add-On to Host Committee Membership or Sponsorship


Gala Giving Guide

We can't wait to celebrate with you!

Programs made possible through the generosity of our sponsors