Upcoming Events       

Egypt Lecture 
April 20 | 6-7:30 PM

Discover ancient Egypt through a special presentation by Salima Ikram, renowned archaeologist, author, and professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo. Ikram, founder of the Animal Mummy Project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is a world-leading expert on animal mummies and Egyptian funerary archaeology. 

National Astronomy Day
April 25 | 1 - 5 PM 

Stop by the Art & Science Museum on Saturday, April 25 to help celebrate National Astronomy Day! There will be a variety of astronomy related activities for all ages, including exhibits and 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 celebration of National Astronomy Day is included in the price of general admission. 

National Astronomy Day is part of Louisiana Art & Science Museum's celebration of:

BASF Kids' Lab 
Ages 6-12
April Activity: A Hair-Raising Experiment 
Science Station Lab | 45-Minute Sessions
Saturday, April 25 | 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Sunday, April 26 | 1:30 PM, 3 PM

Explore the chemistry of a product that helps keep you looking your best. Together we will observe and compare some interesting properties of matter, such as viscosity. For the grand finale, create and bottle your very own hair gel. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside! 

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Art After Hours: From Clay to Bronze Revisited
May 7 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Outdoor public art is often cast in bronze using what is known as the lost-wax process. Brad Bourgoyne, whose artwork is on view in the Soupçon Gallery as part of From Clay to Bronze Revisited, will discuss this age-old casting method and the possibilities offered by incorporating 3D computer technology with this practice. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission. 

Admission:

Members: Free
Students with ID: 5$
Nonmembers: $7

 

Ongoing Events

Celebrate the International Year of Light Throughout 2015

Join us throughout 2015 to celebrate the International Year of Light! The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight the importance of light and optical technologies for our lives, our futures, and for the development of society. The Art & Science Museum will participate in this world-wide celebration by offering a variety of programming for all ages throughout the year. This month's programming includes Producer's Talk: Dark Universe on January 22. For more information on the International Year of Light, please visit light2015.org. Look for the International Year of Light logo next to related activities, events, and programming throughout the year.