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March-April 2019

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*All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted.

Planetarium Family Hour & Stargazing

Come gather around our “camp fire” and learn about stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky. After this educator-led, interactive sky presentation, sit back and enjoy a featured planetarium show. Family Hour is open to all ages. 

BASF Kids’ Lab: The Rainbow Connection

Is black ink made of only black dye? Can you create a rainbow just by adding water? Grab some markers and filter paper to explore the magic behind a colorful chemical process. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program by e-mailing kidslab@lasm.org;...

Studio Saturday: April

Join us for Studio Saturdays, a new series of interactive workshops for young creators (ages 8-14) and their accompanying adults. Spring sessions celebrate all things photography! Space is limited, so register soon! April 20: Light in Photography - Learn about the different ways to develop a print, and make a sun print outside in Yazoo Plaza. Due to the...

Art After Hours: Picturing Vivian Maier

Hear Tony Casadonte, Gallery Director of the Lumière Gallery in Atlanta, present the true story of Maier's personal history, the discovery of her photographs, and her rise to fame. Casadonte has had a diverse, thirty-year career in photography. For the past 12 years, he has been gallery director at Lumière, which has shown Maier'...

May the Fourth Be With You

Learn about the connection between Star Wars and real-life science and astronomy by viewing our original planetarium show, The Worlds Within Star Wars! Included in general admission; Members are Free!

May First Sunday

Sometimes the best things in life are free. With free admission and unlimited planetarium shows for only $6, make your family and your budget happy with a trip to the Art & Science Museum. Sponsored by The Louisiana Lottery Corporation.

Art After Hours: Frameworks of Absence

Tour the exhibition Frameworks of Absence and engage in conversation about the diversity of Earth’s species with artist-biologist Brandon Ballengée and experts from the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Admission includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Image: Rescued Alligator snapping turtle in NYC, USA. Photograph 2012 by Peter...

Astronomy Day 2019

Join us for our 16th annual celebration of National Astronomy Day with out-of-this-world activities and special planetarium shows! Stick around until the evening for after-hours planetarium shows during Rock the Dome.

BASF Kids’ Lab: Operation Filtration

Learn about the process of creating clean water by doing it yourself! Create a sample of dirty water and then try out some interesting processes to clean it up. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program by e-mailing kidslab@lasm.org; on-site registration is...

Studio Saturday: May & June

Join us for Studio Saturdays, a new series of interactive workshops for young creators (ages 8-14) and their accompanying adults. May and June sessions celebrate the connection between art and science! Space is limited and registration is required.  In May, explore the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as the world celebrates 500 years since he lived. In June, learn about...

Rock the Dome

View the long-awaited return of music-themed planetarium shows Laser Beatles and The Pink Floyd eXperience after-hours in our planetarium! Laser Beatles begins at 6 PM; The Pink Floyd eXperience begins at 7 PM.  Free for members; general admission plus $5 per planetarium show.