Upcoming Events                                                                                               

 

 

THE WORLD OF EGYPTOLOGY: A LECTURE BY AIDAN DODSON
TUESDAY, APRIL 15 | 5:30 PM

Scholars and amateurs alike have been fascinated by the mysteries of ancient Egypt for centuries. Learn more about early discoveries and the history of Egyptology as well as recent efforts to uncover new knowledge at this unique presentation by Aidan Dodson, author and Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Bristol, UK. LASM’s Ancient Egypt Gallery will be open for viewing. Admission is free. This presentation is offered by LASM in partnership with the Center for Scholars at Tulane University and the New Orleans Area Interest Group of the American Research Center in Egypt.First Sunday

 

 

WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAM: ENGINEER IT
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 | 1 – 2:30 PM

Have fun and connect with your children as you become novice engineers during this hands-on engineering workshop. Bridge building activities will introduce a variety of engineering concepts such as force, balance and stability, as well as creative problem solving strategies. Participants will gain a new appreciation for the relevance of engineering and design in their daily lives. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon together! This program is exclusively designed for children ages 6–12 and requires adult participation. Space is limited. Participation is offered on a first come, first served basis, with sign-in beginning at 10 AM on the morning of the program. Workshops will be offered on the third Saturday of every month through the end of May. Sponsored by Forte and Tablada, Inc., Faulk & Meek General Contractors, and the American Society of Civil Engineers of Baton Rouge. Media sponsor is 100.7 FM The Tiger.

 

 

BASF KID'S LAB WEEKEND SCIENCE PROGRAM
SATURDAYS, APRIL 12 & 26 | 10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
SUNDAYS, APRIL 13 & 27 | 1:30 PM, 3 PM

In the Lab: The Rainbow Connection

Is black ink really only made of black dye? Can you create a rainbow just by adding water? Grab some markers and filter paper and explore the magic behind a colorful chemical process.

Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in these hands-on Kids’ Lab workshops designed exclusively for children ages 6-12 and their parents or caregivers. This exciting program is sponsored by BASF and offered at LASM on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays and Sundays of each month!

 

 

ART AFTER HOURS: TALES ALONG THE RIVER
MAY 1 | 5:30– 7:30 PM


Journey vicariously down the Mississippi River with John Guider as he tells his story of survival and personal fulfillment documented in the current exhibition The River Inside. Guider kept a journal and took hundreds of stunning photographs during his solitary three-month experience canoeing down five waterways, from his Tennessee backyard all the way to New Orleans. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres with admission: members free, students with ID $5, nonmembers $7. Sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford LLP. Food compliments of Capital City Grill.

 

 

VIEWING & DOING ART!
AGES 6–12 SAT, MAY 3 | 10:30 AM–12 PM
MAY ACTIVITY: SCARAB AMULET

Design your own scarab amulet, or charm, in celebration of 50 years of ancient Egypt at LASM! The scarab beetle, which represented rebirth and regeneration, is one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt. Get inspired by visiting LASM's Ancient Egypt Gallery, where you can see examples of this popular symbol, and then make from clay a unique scarab amulet that is yours to keep!

 

 

FIRST SUNDAY
SUNDAY, MAY 4 | 1–4 PM


When is the last time you saw a 2,300 year old mummy? First Sundays at LASM are a great opportunity to discover a wide variety of unique treasure – including an Ancient Egypt Gallery, rotating fine art exhibitions, hands-on children’s galleries, a planetarium, and more! Plus, on every first Sunday of the month you can enjoy free admission to all galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows. May’s First Sunday is underwritten by Keogh, Cox & Wilson Ltd. Media sponsors: MAX 94.1, Q106.5 and WXOK.

 

 

MUSEUM STORE SHOP HOP
MAY 9 & 10

The annual Museum Store Shop Hop is great way for you to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift—or maybe something for yourself! The Museum Store at LASM along with the gift shops at the U.S.S. Kidd, Old State Capitol, Old Governor’s Mansion, Louisiana State Capitol, LSU Museum of Art, and Magnolia Mound will all be offering 25% off any one item purchased at each store. Also, register to win a beautiful gift basket made of items contributed from each participating shop!

 

 

NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY
MAY 10 | 1–5 PM

Join us as we celebrate the fascinating science of astronomy. The Irene Pennington Planetarium will host a variety of special astronomy related activities and events – exhibitsand displays, special planetarium shows, and solar viewing (weather permitting). Learn about the importance of dark skies, light pollution, recent NASA discoveries, and careers in astronomy. This exciting event is free with general admission.

 

 

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM:
HUNT SLONEM & HIS BUNNIES
MAY 20 | 5:30– 7:30 PM

Spend some time with acclaimed artist Hunt Slonem and the furry subjects of his collection of paintings currently on display at LASM. In honor of Slonem’s most recent publication, Bunnies, a special book signing will be held in The Museum Store at LASM. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and chat with the artist, who will also be presenting a special talk on his work.