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BASF Kids' Lab
Ages 6–12
December Activity: The Rainbow Connection

Saturday, December    27    |  10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Sunday, December      28     |  1:30 PM, 3 PM

Can you create a rainbow by only adding water? Is black ink really just made of black dye? Grab some markers and filter paper to explore the magic behind a colorful chemical process. Each participant will also receive a cool backpack with surprises inside!

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Share Your Memories of Ancient Egypt at the Art & Science Museum 
Throughout December

Since 1964 when the museum aquired a 2,300 year old mummy, LASM has been home to one of the few permanent displays in the Gulf South dedicated to the art, science, and culture of ancient Egypt. Now, 50 years later, we want you to share your memories of ancient Egypt at LASM! Post your pictures or favorite memories to our Facebook or Twitter pages to join us in celebrating this milestone. 

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Viewing & Doing Art | Ages 6-12
January Activity: Hope Chest
January 3 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Are you looking for a unique activity to do with your children over the holiday break? Come by on January 3 for this monthly program which allows you and your family to explore art together. This month, start off the new year by decorating a chest in which to store all of your hopes and dreams for the months ahead. And don't forget to explore the current exhibitions for some added inspiration.

First Sunday
January 4 | 1-4 PM

When is the last time you saw a 2,300-year-old mummy? First Sundays are a great opportunity to discover a wide variety of unique treasures - including the Ancient Egypt Gallery, rotating fine art exhibitions, hands-on children's galleries, a state-of-the-art 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.

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A Trek to the Land of Auroras
January 13 | 7 PM | Pennington Planetarium

Discover both the beauty and science of auroras in a special presentation by Art & Science's Irene W. Pennington Planetarium Director Jon Elvert. Learn what auroras are, what causes them, and where they can best be seen. Along with an opportunity to ask questions, information will also be provided on a 2016 Northern Lights Voyage along the coast of Norway. Regular planetarium admission rates apply. Please RSVP to LeeAnn Fullerton at leeann@geauxingplaces.com. 

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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 screening of Dark Universe as well as a question and answer session with Dr. Emmart. Regular admission rates apply. 

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.