When’s the last time you visited the Louisiana Art & Science Museum with your family?
Children are naturally interested in science, and we have an incredible opportunity to nurture their curiosity and a life-long passion for exploring the wonders of the natural world. A hands-on exhibit, workshop, or an enthusiastic speaker will make kids even more excited to learn new scientific concepts at home and in school. Plan a day to visit the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and explore as a family.
FAMILY HOUR STARGAZING
Stargazing in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium
Take the family on an adventure for an hour of STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! During the interactive presentation, learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky, then sit back for a featured show for all ages. Collect a new constellation trading card each Saturday by clicking here. Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door.
CURRENT PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Earth, Moon & Sun
This educational and entertaining show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors.
Flight of the Butterflies
Follow the monarchs’ perilous journey, join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, and discover the compelling true story of an intrepid scientist’s 40-year search to find the monarchs’ secret hideaway in this beautiful scientific adventure. Ages 3+
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 a winner with Magic Tree House book series fans of all ages.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Learn about astronomy with Big Bird and friends! Elmo’s friend Hu Hu Zhu visits Sesame Street and discovers that Elmo can see the same stars that he sees in China. You and your little astronomer will also learn about the Moon and how to locate stars and constellations.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum Hands-On Galleries
LASM’s hands-on galleries, Science Station & Discovery Depot, will be open from 10 AM – 3 PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 11 AM – 3 PM on Saturdays, and from 1 PM – 5 PM on Sundays.
Explore your place within space and time. See images from the Hubble Space Telescope, interact at two hands-on stations, learn about some of history’s most famous astronomers, take in the giant model of our solar system overhead, and view the planetarium’s former and historic Zeiss star projector.You can also now see the recent addition to the Solar System Gallery –- a 65-million-year-old, 1,500-pound Triceratopsskull nicknamed “Jason” after the man who discovered him. Measuring 86 inches long, Jason was unearthed in 2011 on a private ranch in the Hell Creek Formation located in Garfield County, Montana, an area well known for its fossil findings. This colossal fossil is on loan from Raising Cane’s & The Graves Family.