Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. LASM features exhibitions of internationally renowned artists, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Pennington Planetarium, interactive art and science galleries for children, and an Ancient Egypt Gallery. The art galleries showcase changing fine art exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. In the interactive art and science galleries, visitors experience hands-on exhibits and interactive programs. The Ancient Egypt Gallery houses ancient artifacts and a Ptolemaic-era mummy that rests in a re-created rock-cut tomb. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium features sky shows, large-format films, visual music shows, and galleries devoted to space science. In the Museum Store, visitors enjoy shopping for unique handcrafted merchandise, books, toys, and a large selection of objects related to LASM's exhibits. LASM serves the community through lectures, workshops, classes, teacher in-services, camps, and other programming. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. For more information or admission prices call 344-5272 or visit www.lasm.org.
Wednesday - Friday: 10am-3pm