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Hours & Admissions



Free First Sunday

Free First Sunday is back! Enjoy free museum admission and unlimited Irene W. Pennington Planetarium shows on the first Sunday of each month.


In addition to unlimited free admission, including to planetarium shows, Louisiana Art & Science Museum Members receive discounts in The Museum Store and on birthday parties, the Annual Gala, and much more! For further information on the benefits of being a Louisiana Art & Science Museum Member, click here.

Veterans, Active Duty Military, & First Responders

Veterans, active duty military, first responders, and their families receive free museum and Irene W. Pennington Planetarium general admission year-round. This program is sponsored by Special Risk Insurance dba VFIS of Miss/Lou, in memory of Lynda K. Vince.

Please check in at the front desk and present identification (official ID, business card, or copy of any of these items). Free admission includes the identification holder and up to five immediate family members. Offer excludes special events and group programming, including school and camp field trips.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. At LASM, this program is expanded to include veterans with support from Special Risk Insurance.



Visitors with a valid AAA card receive $1 off admission.

Louisiana Association of Museums

Individual members of the Louisiana Association of Museums receive free admission with a valid identification card.

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Visitors who present a valid Association of Science-Technology Centers membership card receive free admission.

North American Reciprocal Museums

Visitors who present a valid North American Reciprocal Museums membership card receive free admission. 

Southeastern Reciprocal Museums Program

Visitors who present a valid Southeastern Reciprocal Museums Program membership card receive free admission. 


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!