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The Seed

In 2022, LASM kicked off an ambitious phased capital improvement campaign to renovate the museum’s hands-on areas into four interactive, STEAM-based spaces, beginning with Science Station’s transformation into “The Seed” gallery. 

In “The Seed,” aspiring artists and scientists will be able to explore earth’s 118 elements with LASM’s Interactive Periodic Table, sponsored by BASF; problem solve with LASM’s Rube Goldberg Machine Wall, sponsored by Canadian National Railway; learn about LASM’s wide array of items in the museum’s personal collection in "The Seed’s” Curiosity Zone, sponsored by the Dudley W. Coates Family; and much more

Generous sponsors of “The Seed” include

Named Exhibit Sponsors: BASF, Canadian National Railway, and The Dudley W. Coates Family 

Gallery Sponsors: State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, The Charles Lamar Family Foundation, Entergy, Marcella Hackney, Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, Jones Walker LLP, Queen of Sparkles, Diamond & Rome Sherrod, Tara & Darryl Cooper, EMR Metal Recycling, Haley & Jared Jones, Healthy Blue and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, MAPP Built, NK Boutique, Nugent Steel & Supply Co., Ochsner Health, Relief Windows, Republic Finance, Union Pacific, and the William Edwin Montan Charitable Trust of Hancock Whitney 

Art In-Kind Sponsors: Ann Connelly Fine Art, Jackie Haxthausen Fine Art, and Jeannie Frey Rhodes Photography 

“Diamonds Are Forever” Host Committee Members: Kim & Ty Bromell, Elizabeth & Blake Canfield, Bonnie & Robert Dial, Melissa & Anderson Dotson III, Jason Dupree, Gwen & Todd Graves, Erin & Parker Kilgore, Whitney & Matthew J. LaNasa II, Alex & Beau Layfield, Margaret & Beau Michel, Sally & Palmer Rinehart, Alli & David Roberts, Alaina & Paul Saltaformaggio, Diamond & Rome Sherrod, Katie & Matt Shoriak, and Melissa Thompson.