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 28 | 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
Sunday, March 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.
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.
Monuments & Metaphors Walking Tour
April 18 | 10-11 AM
In conjunction with the current exhibition Monuments & Metaphors, learn the story behind various public art works in and around Baton Rouge through a walking 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. Admission is free.
Engineer It: Water Works
April 18 | 1 PM
Ages 6 - 12
Explore the wonderful world of water in this unique hands-on learning experience for aspiring young engineers. Roll up your sleeves and work together to make some dirty water clean again while learning about the water filtration process and the relevance of engineering in your daily lives. At least one adult is required to attend per every four children.
Baton Rouge Branch
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.
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!
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.
Students with ID: 5$
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.