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Louisiana Art & Science Museum


100 River Road South
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) seeks to enhance the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational, and entertaining experiences that encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge.

Since 1962, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum has served the capital region of Louisiana and beyond through its art and science exhibitions, educational programs, and immersive Irene W. Pennington Planetarium shows.

The museum is housed in a historic train station that was built in 1925 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1994.

LASM is also home to the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in Louisiana and one of the largest planetariums in the Southeastern U.S.

The museum contains unique cultural objects in its art and science galleries, including an ancient Egyptian mummy and an authentic Triceratops skull.

LASM provides free admission on the first Sunday of the month and a variety of other accessibility programs, including free admission for often under-served groups, including senior adults, veterans, active-duty military members, and first responders.

The museum offers curriculum-aligned educational programming, including hands-on classes, guided tours, and planetarium shows, to Pre-K through 12th-grade school audiences from near and far, with school groups visiting from nearly 40 Louisiana parishes and 5 Mississippi counties annually.

LASM also serves as a venue for children’s birthday parties and other events, such as holiday parties, conferences, private events, and more.

More information on birthday parties, event rentals, group tours, public programming, and membership can be found at lasm.org.