For Teachers

Teacher Workshops

LASM offers excellent teacher workshops throughout the year and will send out e-mails announcing them as they become available.

Making Bad Astronomy Good: The Importance of Astronomy in Everyday Life

Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
$25 registration fee–includes lunch and workshop supplies
Intended audience: 4th-8th grade teachers

Join us for this exciting and informative astronomy workshop conducted by Dr. Larry Krumenaker, the popular Marietta, Ga. astronomer, educator and publisher of the quarterly magazine “The Classroom Astronomer-a practitioner’s journal for teachers of astronomy”.

With Dr. Larry we will take a critical look at popular myths and misconceptions and connect non-astronomy topics to everyday astronomy while learning unique approaches to teaching your students.

For more information, or to register, please contact Planetarium Educator Sheree Westerhaus at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 225.344.5272 ext. 124.

Educational Activities

Many LASM school programs provide educational activities that can be used in your classroom both before and after your museum visit. Please click on the name of the program you have selected to see if educational activities are available. Classroom activities will be listed under the description of the program and will meet state standards, benchmarks, and GLEs.

Share Your Pictures with LASM

We love seeing pictures of your students enjoying their visit to LASM! If you would like to share your pictures, or allow us to photograph your students, please follow these three easy steps:

  • Click here to download photo release forms. Fill out one release form for each student. Note that they must be signed by the student's parent or guardian. Bring these with you on the day of your visit.
  • If you are granting LASM permission to photograph your group, please This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to notify us in advance. Please include the name of your group and the date of your visit.
  • If you wish to share pictures that you have taken while at LASM, Click here to upload them to the official LASM group on Flickr.

The Museum Store

The Museum Store at LASM encourages visits from student groups. It contains a large assortment of educational and interesting items starting at just $1.00.

Allowing students to shop gives them the chance to make independent decisions, helps teach them the concept of budget management, and improves their math and social skills.

All sales profits from The Museum Store help maintain museum exhibits and support future endeavors. We would greatly appreciate your support!

Please see the Museum Store tab for further details and information on convenient Museum Store Packs.


LASM is fully accredited in accordance with the standards of excellence prescribed by the American Alliance of Museums.

ACGBR-LDAThese programs have been made possible in part through the generous support of the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Government; the members of LASM; the Community Fund for the Arts of Greater Baton Rouge; the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Louisiana State Arts Council; and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
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