Upcoming Events       

Special Screening of Pollock at Manship Theatre 
Wednesday, December 3 | 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the current exhibition Art in Action, the Manship Theatre is showing a special screening on Wednesday, December 3 of Pollock, a powerful portrayal by Ed Harris of the creative process behind one of the twentieth-century's most influential artists. Click the Manship Theatre logo below for more details and to purchase tickets. 

 

What Went Bang?
A Lecture by Astrophysicist Michael Turner 
Wednesday, December 3 | 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Art & Science will host astrophysicist Michael Turner for a public lecture in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium about the biggest mysteries of the universe. We can now trace the history of the universe back to within a fraction of a second after the big bang, some 13.8 billion years ago, when the universe was a formless soup of particles. We are poised to answer the question, what went bang? Dr. Turner will discuss what we know, what we are finding out, and what the biggest mysteries of the universe are today. Admission to this event is free. 

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Orion Launch 
Thursday, December 4  | 10 AM - 3 PM 
 

NASA's newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time on Thursday, December 4. Orion is NASA's version of a next generation launch system for missions to deep space. Although this first launch won't carry people, it is designed to begin sending humans into space from the U.S. once again. Throughout the day on December 4, the planetarium will offer information about Orion, video previews, and viewing of the actual liftoff of Orion. 


Downtown Festival of Lights
Friday, December 5 | 5 - 8 PM

Enjoy hands-on activities with Santa's elves, shopping in The Museum Store, and special planetarium showings of Let It Snow at 5:00, 7:00, and 8:00 PM. Admission is free with the donation of one new toy per person that benefits Toys for Tots. Toys may be purchased in The Museum Store. 

 

Viewing & Doing Art | Ages 6-12
December Activity: Printmaking 
Saturday, December 6 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM 

At this month's Viewing & Doing Art, you and your children can get in the holiday spirit as you make hand-printed wrapping paper! Be prepared to get a little messy, and also don't forget to view the current art exhibitions for some added creative inspiration.

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Special Holiday First Sunday 
Sunday, December 7 | 1-4 PM 
Holiday Ornament Workshop: 1-3 PM
Santa Claus & the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan: 1-4 PM
Let It Snow: 3PM

Visit LASM on Sunday, December 7 for a special day of holiday activities! Get creative while participating in the annual holiday ornament workshop, where you and your family can make small seasonal decorations to cherish for years to come. The famous Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan will also stop outside LASM, bringing along a special guest - Santa Claus! Be sure to have your wish list handy when you meet Santa, who will be giving out candy canes as well. Not only are these activities free, but you can additionally enjoy free admission to explore all of LASM's galleries and a reduced admission of $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors to the planetarium shows - including the new holiday music show Let It Snow. And while you're here, don't forget to stop in The Museum Store for some fun and unique finds to finish out your holiday shopping list.

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BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6–12
December Activity: The Rainbow Connection

Saturday, December    13 & 27    |  10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Sunday, December      14 & 28     |  1:30 PM, 3 PM

Can you create a rainbow by only adding water? is black ink really just made of black dye? Grab some markers and filter paper to explore the magic behind a colorful chemical process. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside!

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Share Your Memories of Ancient Egypt at LASM
Throughout December

Since 1964 when the museum aquired a 2,300 year old mummy, LASM has been home to one of the few permanent displays in the Gulf South dedicated to the art, science, and culture of ancient Egypt. Now, 50 years later, we want you to share your memories of ancient Egypt at LASM! Post your pictures or favorite memories to our Facebook or Twitter pages to join us in celebrating this milestone. 

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