Louisiana Art & Science Museum

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Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Louisiana Art & Science Museum
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Science Museums • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages! The art galleries showcase changing fine art exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. In the interactive art and science galleries designed just for children, creative and enlightening fun comes in many forms. The Ancient Egypt Gallery houses ancient artifacts and a Ptolemaic-era mummy that rests in a re-created rock-cut tomb. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium features sky shows, large-format films, visual music shows, and galleries devoted to space science. In the Museum Store, visitors enjoy shopping for unique handcrafted merchandise, books, toys, and a large selection of objects related to the museum's exhibits. LASM serves the community through lectures, workshops, classes, teacher inservices, camps, and other programming. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.
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1-2 hours
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4.0
120 reviews
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46
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Average
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LAtrvln
Louisiana585 contributions
Small museum but nice artwork
Jul 2021 • Family
The museum is smaller than expected but it does showcase a few beautiful pieces. The planetarium provides a short movie for smaller kids to enjoy. Small gift shop for souvenirs. It's a nice outing for kids.
Written 20 July 2021
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melknauff
Dahlonega, United States19 contributions
We love museums BUT
Feb 2020
We didn’t care for this one. Maybe it was the particular exhibits, but for such a large museum, there wasn’t much to see. The particular exhibits (sound and color) we saw we very poor quality. There were a lot of hands on activities for children which we do not have.
Written 14 February 2020
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Thank you for posting your feedback on our exhibitions! We are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. How can we improve? Please feel free to reach out to our Communications Staff via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You may also reach them directly via email through info@lasm.org.
Written 17 February 2020
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Garry M
Orillia, Canada997 contributions
Worth Seeing
Jan 2020
This is an excellent museum with lots of interesting exhibits. Well displayed in a very professional atmosphere. Courteous helpful staff. Worth checking out. Recommend taking the time to check this place out.
Written 27 January 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! We're so thrilled that you had a great experience at LASM and we hope you visit again soon.
Written 17 February 2020
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@MSkerritt
3 contributions
Educational
Aug 2019
This is a great place to visit, nice exhibits and educational. i would reccommend this to couples...
Written 28 August 2019
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CyndyandByron
Bridgeton, NJ910 contributions
Good rainy activity
Aug 2019
Our day started with clouds and did turn to raindrops so when that happened we decided to stay on the Riverfront and visit the Irene Pennington Planetarium in the Art and Science Museum. We were there in time for the 2PM show about the Apollo. We had missed the official 50th anniversary activities so this was a good celebration of accomplishment for us. It was a big WOW to see the documentary, including the moon landing and subsequent walk on the moon,in the planetarium rather than on TV. There is also a small interactive exhibit area before you go up to the planetarium. Staff were very welcoming. We did not see the art exhibits, but you might want to save time for that depending on your interests.
Written 26 August 2019
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Robbie G
Saint Francisville, LA22 contributions
Looking for more but surprises
Jun 2019 • Family
Some nice things in the museum and in general had fun. Really was disappointed in the actual planetarium. It was Dino weekend so very geared to young kids. Wanted our older ones to learn things in the planetarium and felt it was a lost opportunity. Would have liked to learn things from Hubble for example. Lots of opportunity that I felt was missed. But the exhibits were interesting and enjoyed the hands on exhibits.
Written 14 June 2019
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John M
New York City, NY563 contributions
Vivian Maier Exhibition
Apr 2019 • Solo
Worth paying admission alone for the recent Vivian Maier exhibition - a great overview of her street photography. I did not explore the other areas of the museum but seems like an interesting place.
Written 13 April 2019
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C P
Mahwah21 contributions
Great Planeterium
Mar 2019 • Friends
I did not have much time for a visit and was tired so I thought I would visit the planetarium. What a nice surprise. The show was so interesting and informative , I came back for the next show (different topic)
Written 8 April 2019
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Lily R
1 contribution
Greatest place ever
Feb 2019 • Family
Greatest place to hang out to see science,art,and history. It is my most favorite place to go and whenever I get a chance to go to Baton Rouge I go there
Written 3 February 2019
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Creole Queen
10 contributions
Awesome educational experience
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited museum as a small group . What a surprise! It is quite small but you get a great opportunity to learn new things . We went up to the landing where the telescope is located and had an opportunity to look around and ask questions . It would be worth going back at night to art the stars .
Written 13 November 2018
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Louisiana Art & Science Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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