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Current & Upcoming Events

Download a copy of our What's On brochure for information about all of our current and upcoming programs.

May-June 2019

July - August 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: Happy Hands

Oil and water do mix in this experiment! Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up hand lotion that is yours to keep. 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; onsite registration...

Engineer It 2019

Discover how today's engineers are inspiring the world at this interactive experience for all ages. Participate in hands-on engineering challenges in the Museum’s atrium facilitated by local engineers from the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

Creation Station Wednesdays

Enjoy hands-on arts and crafts for all ages in Discovery Depot’s Creation Station every Wednesday in July and August!

Studio Saturdays: July & August

Get creative during Studio Saturdays, monthly, artist-led workshops for creators ages 8-14 and their accompanying adults! In July, we will use various tools to create monoprints; in August, we will explore color theory!

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing with hands-on activities from 10 AM to 2 PM and special planetarium shows from 10 AM to 5 PM, including the recently-released Apollo 11: First Steps Edition. Also, check out a display on the moon landing in Science Station and authentic lunar samples in our atrium! Image: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the deployed United States...

Shark Week Celebration

Celebrate the end of Shark Week with our favorite ocean-themed planetarium shows and movies!

Art After Hours: Astral Visions

Art After Hours: Astral Visions has been postponed from its original date on July 11. Its current date is August 1 at 5:30 PM.  Learn about astrophotography with artist Connor Matherne and view Astral Visions in the Universe Gallery! Fly through the nighttime sky depicted in the photographs in our planetarium and ask Matherne questions with help from our OmniGlobe. Admission...

August First Sunday

Spend some time with your friends or family this first Sunday at the Art & Science Museum. Free admission to the galleries, $6 reduced admission to planetarium shows, and a variety of art and science exhibitions and activities make this a fun and unique day out for all ages.

BASF Kids’ Lab: The pHun Factor

Have fun with chemistry at these 45-minute hands-on workshops for kids 6–12 and their accompanying adults. In August, kids will participate in The pHun Factor, where they will explore the pH scale by identifying what unique pairings, such as lemons and vinegar and bananas and baking soda, have in common. Register on-site the day of the program...

Woodstock 50th Anniversary

Get groovy with after-hours, music-themed planetarium shows in celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary! View America’s Musical Journey at 5:15 PM, Laser Beatles at 6:15 PM, and The Pink Floyd eXperience at 7:15 PM. Come early to purchase your tickets, and enjoy the newly opened exhibition Harmonies in Color in the Main Gallery. Tickets for all three shows (including admission...

Art After Hours: Sound Is An Invisible Color

Meet multimedia artist and musician Christopher Janney and preview Sound Is An Invisible Color, the exhibition of his work.  A pioneer in sound and light art, Janney will discuss his innovative work and his latest commission, the entranceway to the new Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Image: Christopher Janney, Sound Is An Invisible Color, 2016,...