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Hours & Admissions

ATTENTION: To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have reopened with the restricted hours below. Our hands-on children's galleries Discovery Depot Gallery & Science Station are closed at this time; we are planning to reopen them in the coming months.

To access free hands-on activities, hosted at virtual-lasm.org and sponsored by Healthy Blue Louisiana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, AT&T, the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, and BASF, click here.

Normal Hours:                                                                                     

Monday - Wednesday Closed
Thursday & Friday  9:30 AM - 2 PM 
Saturday 9:30 AM - 5 PM*


1 PM - 5 PM*

The first 30 people who arrive at the Museum each day can park in the employee lot at the north end of our building, opposite the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. The gate will be up and visitors can walk around to the front door of the Museum located on River Road.

*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 is available every first Sunday of the month. 

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


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 no longer required for visitors who have been fully vaccinated.

Our hands-on galleries Discovery Depot and Science Station are closed at this time, but we are planning to reopen them in the coming months. Visit virtual-lasm.org to engage in hands-on activities at home!