|The Musem Store at LASM|
The Museum Store at LASM is much more than just a gift shop. Our mission is to extend LASM's educational message by offering merchandise that relates to our exhibitions and programs.
Visiting the Museum Store could a be a lesson in itself in mathematical practices and economic concepts since it presents an opportunity for students to understand the connections between math, currency, and economics.
We recognize that even our youngest shoppers learn from their visit to the Museum Store as we observe students reason with how much their coin or bill is worth and estimate if they have enough money to pay for what they have selected. Independent decision making and staying within their budget is a rewarding and practical experience for students.
Plan a mini-lesson for your students before their visit. have them explore basic economic concepts of distinguishing between wants and needs, or producers and consumers, to more fundamental economic concepts of personal finance, economic decision making, or exchange and trade. Prince begin at under a dollar...browsing is free!
We schedule groups older than 1st grade on a rotation through the Museum Store as part of their visit. For groups unable to shop, the Museum Store at LASM can create student take-home bags for a modest price. Please contact the store at 225.344.5272 ext 118, at least two weeks prior to your visit, for this service.
Visit the online Museum Store at LASM.
The Museum Store meets these Common Core Standards:
Attention Pre-K through 2nd Grade Teachers
For groups unable to visit the museum store, the Museum Store Packs give you and your students an easy way to bring home a souvenir from LASM. Pre-order for your students and the packs will be ready to pick up at the end of your museum visit.
Museum Store Items
Some of the items available in the Museum Store for under $1:
Featured: Mini Paint Set, Boink, Poppin Hopper, Parachute Man, Modeling Clay, Bob the Blob
The Museum Store is filled with items that spark children’s imaginations:
Featured: Earth Discovery Rocks, Do It Yourself Bubble Gum Kit, Glux Super Putty, Fossilized Dino Poop, Solar Powered Dancing Flower, Real Scorpion Lollipop, Edible Crick-ettes, Bob the Blob.
By choosing one of The Museum Store’s many souvenirs, students will remember the interesting activities at LASM:
Featured: Solar System Ruler, LASM Backpack, LASM Pencil, Baton Rouge Postcard
Students can extend their visit to the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium when they bring home goodies with an outer space theme:
Featured: 3D Greeting Card, Metal Space Shuttle, Astronaut Ice Cream, Glowing Moon & Stars, Space Explorer Playset, Planisphere
Did your students have fun visiting LASM’s mummy? Now they can take home their own “mummy” or choose from The Museum Store’s array of Egyptian merchandise:
Featured: Pharaoh’s Coffin with Mummy, Egyptian Queen Doll, Egyptian Bastet