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Current & Upcoming Events

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January-February 2019

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: Sink or Float

Have fun with chemistry at these 45-minute hands-on workshops for kids 6–12 and their accompanying adults. Join us in February for Sink or Float! Explore the properties of matter, including density, and then use some kitchen chemistry to create your own density column. Each child also receives a cool backpack with surprises inside! Participants may preregister Monday ...

March 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. March program sponsored by The Advocate.

“Finding Vivian Maier” Screenings

View the Academy Award-nominated documentary Finding Vivian Maier, which helped launch the photographer into posthumous stardom, in our auditorium. Then, head to our Main Galleries to see her work in Picturing Vivian Maier: A Street Photographer Revealed.   Image: Untitled, 1956. Chicago, IL. Chromogenic print. Printed 2016. ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Big Bird’s Birthday Bash

Learn about astronomy with Big Bird and Friends! Enjoy a day of stargazing, hands-on astronomy activities in Discovery Depot and our atrium, and special planetarium showings of One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure to celebrate Big Bird’s birthday. Stargazing & showing of One World, One Sky: 10:10 AM & 5:00 PM Activity times & locations: Atrium: 10:0...

Studio Saturdays

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! February 16: Photography Scavenger Hunt - learn about the basics of photography and take pictures throughout the museum on a scavenger hunt using Instax Cameras. March 30: ...

Art After Hours Panel Discussion: Who Owns My Art?

What happens after an artist makes art, or a photographer shoots a photograph? Learn about the ins and outs of intellectual property and copyright for creatives in a digital world from LSU professors of law, photography, art history, and media. Intrigued by the ongoing legal battles over ownership of Vivian Maier’s posthumously-discovered work, this panel of experts will...

Engineering Day 2019

Join us for one of our most popular events of the year! This fun-filled festival features as many as 30 interactive stations showcasing a wide array of engineering and design specialties for all ages. Hands-on activities and demonstrations include a hurricane simulation activity used to learn how resilient buildings are designed, a stream table used by civil engineers to...