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Hours & Admissions


Normal Hours:                                                                                     

Monday & Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Friday  10:00 AM - 3 PM 
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5 PM*


1 PM - 5 PM*

*On Saturdays and Sundays, the last entry of the day will be admitted at 4 PM, which is when the last Irene W. Pennington Planetarium show of the day begins. 

**Free admission to the museum, which includes unlimited Irene W. Pennington Planetarium shows, is available every first Sunday of the month! Sponsored by Mr. Madison Lamar.

The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesday, plus the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Please note that our hands-on children's galleries, Discovery Depot and Science Station, remain closed at this time due to COVID-19.


Unlimited Irene W. Pennington Planetarium shows are included with admission.

Admission may be purchased at the door.



Children (3-12) & Seniors (65+)









*Plus all applicable taxes. 

Active duty military, first responders,  veterans, and their families receive free admission as part of the Blue Star Museums Program, sponsored by VFIS Special Risk Insurance of Louisiana/Mississippi.

We also participate in the reciprocal membership benefits of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, North American Reciprocal Museums, and Southeastern Reciprocal Museums programClick here to learn more.

Group Tours:

Small, in-person groups tours are now permissible with approval from the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal. Groups of up to 15 (larger groups can be divided into smaller sub-groups) can now book an Irene W. Pennington Planetarium show plus  tours of two galleries (Solar System Gallery, Ancient Egypt Gallery, Main Art Galleries). Discounted rate of $10 per person (up to 15), plus one free educator. Click here to fill out a registration form or contact swesterhaus@lasm.org  to book your group tour today!

Safety Information/Mask Guidelines:

Masks are now recommended, but not required, for visitors ages 5 and up who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. Those visiting as part of a school group tour may abide by their school's masking guidelines.