Coming this month to Science Station
Calories in, Calories out
Do all foods have the same amount of calories? How long does it take to burn those calories? Families, children, and school groups will find the answers to these questions by exploring the new Science Station exhibit, Calories in, Calories out. Come experience this full-body, interactive exhibit, where visitors are presented with a unique way to compare the amount of time and energy it takes to burn off the calories of various snacks. Simply select a snack and pedal away to discover the balance of calories in and calories out. This exhibit is sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation.
Weekend Family Program: Engineer It
Saturday, March 15 | 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 March 15. 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 is100.7 FM The Tiger.
BASF Kids’ Lab Weekend Science Program
Saturday, March 22 | 10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Sunday, March 23 | 1:30 PM, 3 PM
In the Lab | Happy Hands
Oil and Water do mix in this experiment! Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up your very own hand lotion that is yours to keep.
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!
Kids' Lab is sponsored by:
Art After Hours
The Red Stick Piece: An Installation by Jonathan Brilliant
Thursday, March 27 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Join us as Jonathan Brilliant discusses the inspiration and creative process behind his unique, site-specific installations. Beforehand, be sure to experience The Art of Fashion: Anthony Ryan before it closes, with a brief tour of the exhibition led by LASM curator Elizabeth Weinstein.
Refreshments will be served, and admission is free for members, $5 for students with school ID, and $7 for nonmembers.
Saturday, March 29 | 10 AM - 3:00 PM
This new, 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, a solar car, and even the Mars Rover operate through live demonstrations. Learn how bridges are built, and be sure to stay for a lively auditorium presentation by Dr. Keith Comeaux, the engineering operations chief for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project. All activities are included with general admission.
Engineering Day is sponsored in part by ExxonMobil, Albermarle, BASF Corporation, and CB&I