Upcoming Events       


Producer's Talk: Dark Universe
January 22 | 7 PM | Pennington Planetarium

Dr. Carter Emmart, Producer of Dark Universe and director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space, will present a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most accurate three-dimensional mapping data of the universe was used to create the show's beautiful visual effects. Following the talk, enjoy a special screening of Dark Universe and a reception. Regular planetarium admission rates apply.

This program is part of the Art & Science Museum's celebration of:

 

 

BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6–12
January Activity: Playful Polymers
New times for 2015! 

Saturday, January    24    |  11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Sunday, January      25     |  1:30 PM, 3 PM

Slippery, ooey, and gooey - oh my! Explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Your slimy creation is yours to keep. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside! 

Sponsored by:

 

 

Art After Hours
A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair
January 29 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Explore the ethereal beauty in one of Art & Science's newest exhibitions, A Word of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair. Meet the artist and enjoy a personalized tour of the exhibition led by Telfiar herself. Complimentary wine along with delicious hors d' oeuvres courtesy of Capitol City Grill will be served. And don't miss your chance to see Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass and Capitol City Contemporary, which will also be on view. Admission is $7 for non-members, $5 for students with ID, and free for members. 


First Sunday 
February 1 | 1 - 4 PM

Want a unique and free day out with your friends or family? Visit the Art & Science Museum the first Sunday of every month! Discuss the artwork on view, discover how mush you would weigh on the moon, see a 2,300-year-old mummy, and browse The Museum Store's uncommon selection of items. Or, for a special reduced admission of $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors, watch a film in the state-of-the art Irene W. Pennington Planetarium. 

This month's program sponsored by Max 94.1, Q 106.5, and WXOK 1460. 


Viewing & Doing Art
Ages 6-12
February 7 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Activity: Mask Making

Get ready for Mardi Gras as you decorate a unique mask that you can wear to the parades! And while you're here, don't forget to visit the current exhibitions for some added inspiration. 


BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6-12
February Activity: The pHun Factor
New times for 2015!
Saturday, February 14 & 28 | 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Sunday, February 15 & March 1 | 1:30 PM, 3 PM

Do you have a nose for chemistry? Lemons and vinegar, bananas and baking soda...What do these seemingly wierd pairings have in common? Come explore the pH scale using two very different methods. Each participant will also receive a cool backback with surprises inside! 

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First Sunday
March 1 | 1 - 4 PM

Spend some time with your friends or family this first Sunday at the Art & Science Museum! Free admission to the galleries, reduced admission to the planetarium shows, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities make this a fun and unique day out for all ages.


Viewing & Doing Art
Ages 6-12
March 7 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Activity: Paper Mandala

A mandala, which means "circle" in Sanskrit, represents universe or unity. Mandalas have important symbolic meanings in different cultures, and they can be almost anything and seen almost anywhere. At this month's Viewing & Doing workshop, you and your youngsters can create beautiful paper mandalas together while also exploring radial symmetry. And don't forget to view the current exhibitions for some added inspiration! 


Engineering Day 
March 21 | 10 AM - 3 PM

This interactive, fun-filled festival will entertain your whole family with a variety of hands-on demonstrations and activities that introduce many engineering specialties. See how robots, an underwater rover, and even a solar car operate through live demonstrations. All activities are included with the price of general admission.


BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6-12
March Activity: Energy Loves Produce
New times for 2015!

Saturday March 14 & 28 | 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Sunday, March 15 &  29 | 1:30 PM, 3 PM

Can potatoes tell time? Can lemons light up? Stop by and find out how electricity can be generated using some popular produce.

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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.