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November - December 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

Create chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults.  Join us in November 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...

December First Sunday

Enjoy free Museum admission with access to $8 unlimited planetarium shows on the first Sunday of every month! December program sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Museum Store Sunday 2019

Shop for unique gifts in our Museum Store this holiday season, which will offer 20% off full-priced merchandise during Museum Store Sunday! The event will feature a trunk show of the popular jewelry line Amber by Vessel (register to win a free piece of amber jewelry!), and samples of Pretzel Crunch by Baton Rouge’s Truly Southern.

Downtown Festival of Lights at LASM

Enjoy hands-on ornament-making, shopping in the Museum Store, and special planetarium showings of Let it Snow at 5 PM & 7 PM during Downtown Baton Rouge’s annual Festival of Lights event! Admission is free with the donation of one new toy per person that benefits Toys for Tots; otherwise, regular admission prices apply. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca-Cola

A Very Merry Museum!

Celebrate the holiday season with holly jolly hands-on activities including a holiday ornament workshop from 1 PM – 4 PM and an appearance from Santa and the Coca-Cola truck from 1:30 PM - 4 PM! Visit the planetarium to watch Let it Snow, which will be showing throughout the day, and The Polar Express at 4 PM. Sponsored by Baton Rouge Coca Cola Bottling...

The Polar Express in the Planetarium

All aboard The Polar Express! Wear your holiday PJs and bring your family and friends to enjoy this beloved holiday movie like never before in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, and warm up with complimentary hot chocolate before each show. This event is included in general admission, $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12) and seniors (65+). LASM Members are free! ...