Whether you choose to participate as a member, private donor, corporate supporter, or a volunteer, there are many ways you can help LASM continue to provide an exciting educational environment for the community.
If you like to visit LASM, you will love to volunteer here. Whether it's clerical assistance, help with special events, or leading tours in the art galleries, there are a number of ways to share your talents with us.
Please download and complete the form below to let us know how you would like to be involved.
Join LASM and enjoy free or reduced admission and other privileges. Members receive the latest information about LASM’s exhibitions and events.
Select a membership level that best suits your needs, interests, and financial commitment to the quality educational resources LASM provides.
Benefits for members at all levels:
- Free admission to the museum and planetarium galleries for one full year
- Discounts on planetarium shows, laser shows, films and special exhibitions
- Invitations to special member-only events
- Free subscription to LASM Quarterly and e-mail bulletins
- 20 percent discount on purchases in the Museum Store at LASM
- Birthday party privileges
- Discount on workshops and classes
- Invitations to museum openings, receptions, and lectures, and to buy tickets to the annual gala
All privileges for ONE person
*NOTE: Student/Teacher membership must be purchased at the LASM ticket desk with a valid i.d.
All privileges for ONE or TWO persons.
Family I ($75):
All privileges for FOUR persons.
Family II ($100):
All privileges for SIX persons, plus grandparent/nanny privileges, and free admission to more than 250 participating science museums worldwide. Click here to see the full list of museums participating in the ASTC Passport Program.
All privileges for EIGHT persons, plus grandparent/nanny privileges, and free admission to more than 250 participating science museums worldwide. Click here to see the full list of museums participating in the ASTC Passport Program.
All Contributor privileges plus TWO additional one-time family passes (four total), invitations to preview films, and a 20 percent discount in the Museum Store at LASM.
All Patron privileges plus TWO additional one-time family passes (six total), and invitations to behind-the-scenes tours with museum curators.
All Supporting privileges plus FOUR additional one-time family passes (eight total), and invite to special donor event.
All Sustaining privileges plus recognition for sponsoring an upcoming program of your choice.
Increase Your Gift & Upgrade Your Membership Level!
Matching gifts from your employer can double or triple your gift. Please enclose a corporate matching gift form with your membership form.
Ways to Support LASM
Many philanthropic individuals, businesses, and corporations help LASM serve visitors with quality programming. You can help support LASM in many ways: become a member, support and attend the annual gala, make a gift to the annual fund, sponsor an exhibition, or special event, or make a planned gift.
Make a Donation
Make your tax-free donation online today! Donors who make general contributions to LASM provide valuable unrestricted support, so their dollars go where they are needed most. Contributions are 100 percent tax deductible as allowed by law (consult your tax professional). LASM’s tax identification number is 72-0542138. For more information, contact Pamela Sills at (225) 344-5272 x.130.
LASM Gift Certificates
Share your LASM experience with others! Purchase an LASM gift certificate for a family member, client, friend, or even your child’s favorite teacher. Gift certificates are available at the ticket desk or by contacting 225-344-5272, ext. 143.
The Annual LASM Gala takes place during the Fall. The Gala is organized by a committee of member volunteers, and includes a lavish buffet provided by area caterers and restaurants, music, and fabulous auction items. Please contact LASM development director Pamela Sills at (225) 344-5272, ext. 130 for more information including sponsorship levels, tickets, and volunteer opportunities.
Each year, LASM asks members and friends to make an additional donation to help meet unanticipated expenses, purchase equipment, and augment programming. These gifts, including securities and stock transfers, can be made to the annual fund at any time. Please contact LASM development director Pamela Sills (225) 344-5272, ext. 130 for more information.
Planned Giving: Leave a Legacy
Please consider the benefits of a planned gift both to your estate and to LASM. Your attorney or accountant can suggest a gift such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity, or you may wish to consider a bequest to LASM in your will. Please contact LASM development director Pamela Sills at (225) 344-5272, ext. 130 for more information.
With support from its corporate partners, LASM can reach a broader audience with quality programming. For example, corporate support helps bridge the gap between the high cost of first-rate educational programs and the reduced fees charged to participating school groups from disadvantaged areas. In turn, each level of corporate support from $1,000 to $25,000 brings to corporate partners a variety of benefits and marketing opportunities.
Corporations may choose to sponsor the annual LASM gala or underwrite a First Sunday, a large-format film, an art exhibition, or a specific educational program for youngsters. We will help you identify a specific program that best fits your corporate identity or community outreach objectives. Please contact LASM development director Pamela Sills at (225) 344-5272, ext. 130 for more information.
Support the Planetarium - Be A Star!
Be a part of a special donor constellation or sponsor a seat in the planetarium theater.
For $500, $750, or $1000, you can purchase a star - a metal disc with your personal or business name, or the name of a loved one, that will be placed on a beautiful constellation plaque in the planetarium foyer. For $1,500 you can purchase a theater seat that will contain a disk engraved with the name of your choice. Seat dedications will also be displayed on a special plaque in the Universe Gallery. All contributions support planetarium programming.
Every First Sunday of the Month
On the First Sunday of every month, LASM offers free admission to art, children's and planetarium galleries, and reduced admission to special exhibitions and sky shows or large-format films. Hundreds of individuals and family visitors come to enjoy a day of entertaining and educational fun focused on art and science. First Sundays are sponsored by area business, many who provide take-away items or door prizes to visitors. For more information about sponsoring a First Sunday, please contact Katie Thompson at (225)344-5272, ext. 151.