Viewing & Doing Art
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!
March 21 | 10 AM - 3 PM
This interactive, fun-filled festival will inspire and entertain the whole family. From interactive demonstrations to solar car racing, 3-D printing, bridge building, and more, Engineering Day will provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of engineering disciplines. Plus, you and your family will have the opportunity to meet 13-year-old Alyssa Carson, ambassador to Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2025. All activities are included with the price of general admission.
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Art After Hours: A Monumental Occasion
March 27 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Rub shoulders with artists, architects, and local movers-and-shakers while getting the inside scoop on the Baton Rouge area's recent and historical art in public spaces, from monuments to murals. This event is held in honor of the new exhibition Monuments & Metaphors: Art in Public Spaces. Enjoy complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres with admission.
Students with ID: 5$
Public Art Today
March 31 | 5 - 7 PM
Panel Discussion Starts at 6 PM
How public art is shaping Baton Rouge today will be among the topics discussed by a lively panel of local artists, architects, historians, and art activists. The engaging discussion will be moderated by Dana LaFonta of the Division of the Arts Percent-for-Art program. The exhibition Monuments & Metaphors will be open prior to the talk. This discussion is free to the public.
BASF Kids' Lab
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.
April 5 | 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 planetarium shows, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities make this a fun and unique day out for all ages.
Monuments & Metaphors Bike Tour
April 18 | 9-11 AM
In conjunction with the current exhibition Monuments & Metaphors, learn the story behind various public art works in and around Baton Rouge through a two-hour bike tour led by local cultural advocate & documentarian Bennet Rhodes. The tour will meet outside of the Art & Science Museum's main entrance and end at the River Center, stopping and discussing approximately a dozen public art pieces along the way. Please bring your own bicycle and helmet. Admission is FREE.
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.
Viewing & Doing Art
April 4 | 10 AM - 2 PM
April Activity: Paper Making
Get ready for Earth Day with your youngsters by up-cycling old, discarded paper products into original, creative gifts at this month's extended paper making workshop.
BASF Kids' Lab
April Activity: A Hair-Raising Experiement
Science Station Lab | 45-Minute Sessions
Saturday, April 11 & 25 | 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Sunday, April 12 & 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!
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.