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Summer Group Programs


2019 Summer Programs for Groups

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2019 Summer Programs for Camps

May 29, 2019 –July 27, 2019

How to Book Your Group

STEP 1   Choose any Planetarium Show, Auditorium Film, Auditorium Interactive Program, or Gallery Exploration (or a combination of these programs). 

STEP 2   Choose your Gallery Add-Ons. 

STEP 3   Fill out the reservation form online or with this PDF.

STEP 4   If not registering online, fax or mail the form back to the Louisiana Art & Science Museum to reserve your trip.  We will send you a confirmation packet regardless of whether you signed up online or via mail or fax.

STEP 5   Sign your confirmation from the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and return it via fax.

STEP 6   Email us reservations@lasm.org to confirm your anticipated attendance at least one week prior to your visit.

STEP 7 Arrive for your scheduled trip 15 minutes in advance and have a great time!


                Mailing address:                                            Phone:  225-344-5272, ext. 142

                100 River Road South                                     Fax:  225-214-1445

                Baton Rouge, LA 70802                 

                E-mail: reservations@lasm.org


Please Note

We are required to add a 4.45% state sales tax to your total unless you are state tax exempt and can provide a copy of your exemption form.
Children must be at least 3 years old to attend programs in the planetarium theater.
1 chaperone is required for every 10 children.
Maximum group size for the auditorium is 190.
Maximum group size for the planetarium is 171.



$4.00 per person
Allow 1 hour for each show. If you’d like to add a visit to one of the Museum galleries, refer to Gallery Add-Ons.


Show Times

9:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Magic Tree House: Space Mission

10:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet

11:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Earth's Wild Ride

12:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Back to the Moon for Good

1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Earth, Moon & Sun

2:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Two Small Pieces of Glass

3:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday - Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean

3:00 PM on Wednesday and Friday - National Parks Adventure


Show Descriptions

Magic Tree House: Space Mission

A mysterious “M” sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the sun, moon, planets, space travel, and more. This beautifully-produced show is great for Magic Tree House® book series fans!

Recommended ages: 3-11


From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet

Follow Carina, a young woman stationed on Mars, as she communicates with her brother back on Earth. Carina lives at Camp Viking, a fictional Mars base at the landing site Viking. Experience life on the red planet in a futuristic Mars colony. Learn the differences between Earth and Mars and what it might be like to live and work on another planet.

Recommended ages: 8 and above


Earth’s Wild Ride

Visit a Moon colony in 2081 during a solar eclipse, and experience an exciting ride across both the Earth and Moon as a grandfather tells his grandchildren stories of Earth. Your campers will learn about eclipses, the ice age, Earth’s water cycle, and the differences between our Earth and Moon.

Recommended ages: 5-11


Back to the Moon For Good

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon. See how a competition among privately-funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration, learn about the Moon’s resources, and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold.

Recommended ages: 9 and above


Earth, Moon & Sun

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Your campers will discover solar and lunar eclipses along with the Moon’s orbit, craters, and phases.

Recommended ages: 4-10


Two Small Pieces of Glass

Follow the history of the telescope, from Galileo’s modifications to the spy glass - using two small pieces of glass - to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Your campers will learn how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these amazing instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Recommended ages: 5 and above


Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all - that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.

Recommended ages: 3 and above


National Parks Adventure

Join us for the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. Explore the wilds of America in this full-dome movie narrated by Robert Redford. You and your campers will journey through some of America’s most majestic wild places and discover a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us.

Recommended ages: 3 and above



$4.00 per person
Allow 1 hour. Films are suitable for all ages.
Include a Gallery Add-On with your visit!

This stunningly beautiful film will take your group to some of the wildest deep-sea locations on Earth to witness the sights, sounds, and survival of the world's largest mammal.


Forces of Nature

Follow scientists on ground-breaking quests to understand what triggers earthquakes, volcanoes, and tornadoes.



$4.00 per person

Allow 45 minutes. These programs are interactive, instructor-led, multimedia presentations on topics that blend science and art.


The Traveling Trunk Show (Thursday & Friday - 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 & 12:00)

Kids will be eager to join us for stories, songs, and games sprinkled with humor and fun! They will meet special puppet friends, Sheldon the Sheepdog and Frederick the Mouse, and learn about the seasons of the year and all the surprises found in The Traveling Trunk.

Recommended ages: 4-6


Shake, Rattle & Roll (Tuesday & Wednesday - 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 & 12:00)

Dr. Decibel leads campers in an interactive exploration of the world of sound. “Junior Sound Scientists” will learn about the anatomy of the ear and will experiment with unique musical instruments.

Recommended ages: 6-12



$4.00 each per person

Allow 1 hour for each theme.  Extend the gallery experience with a longer version of the typical tour.  Museum educators will facilitate engaging, hands-on activities for your campers with the following themes:


Solar System Exploration

Get hands-on with astronomical and geological processes, learn about fossilization, and then meet Jason the Triceratops.

Recommended ages: 6-12


Art Gallery Exploration

Explore art experiences related to the concepts investigated in the current art exhibition.

Recommended ages: 6-12


Ancient Egypt Exploration  

Meet a 2,300 year old mummy and enjoy hands-on activities inspired by a visit to the Ancient Egypt Gallery.

Recommended ages: 6-12



 $.75 each for individual galleries   

Each Gallery Add-On is 30 minutes long.


Art Gallery  

ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection

June 1, 2019 – August 6, 2019

Can a hammer and nails be made of glass? Can a rake become a back for a chair?

ReTooled:  Highlights from the Hechinger Collection celebrates an amazing variety of twentieth-century art that represents or incorporates tools and hardware. Magically transforming everyday objects into fanciful works of art, this exhibition will challenge your expectations while appealing to the builder in all of us, especially your campers.

Recommended ages: 7 and above


Ancient Egypt Gallery

The Museum houses one of the few Egyptian tomb exhibits in the southern United States. Your campers will tour a re-creation of a Ptolemaic-era tomb, ca. 300 bc, that houses an authentic 2,300-year-old mummy. On view in the outer gallery is a collection of ancient artifacts, together with maps, interpretive materials related to ancient burial customs, and recent information about the Art & Science Museum’s mummy.

Recommended ages: 7 and above


Discovery Depot

This gallery stimulates a child’s imagination and encourages exploration and creative play. After a trip through the Children’s Playhouse, young chefs will enjoy nutrition-oriented role play in the kitchen center, while little engineers will operate the wooden train. Puzzles, books, and games provide plenty of additional opportunities for learning and fun!

Recommended ages: 7 and under


Science Station
Interaction with STEAM-focused exhibits makes learning meaningful, relevant, and fun! Hands-on, minds-on activities in this unique gallery space will encourage your campers to playfully engage in innovative, open-ended learning experiences.

Recommended ages: 7 and above


Solar System Gallery
Meet the newest addition to the Solar System Gallery: an authentic 65-million-year-old Triceratops skull named Jason! You will also have a chance to touch a meteorite, learn about the Milky Way, and marvel at our 40 foot orrery.

Recommended ages: 6 and above


The Museum Store

We encourage summer groups to visit The Museum Store to find a large assortment of interesting, educational items starting at just $1.00. A summer camper with $5 or less can find many items to choose from as a souvenir of their special day. Allowing campers to shop gives them a chance to make independent decisions, helps teach the concept of budget management, and improves math and social skills! Sales profits from The Museum Store help maintain Museum exhibits and fund future programs for your campers. We appreciate your support!