Louisiana Art and Science Museum
Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. The art galleries showcase changing fine art exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. In the interactive art and science galleries designed just for children, creative and enlightening fun comes in many forms. 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 at LASM, 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 inservices, 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.
LASM receives generous support from the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Government, the members of LASM, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, the Community Fund for the Arts Campaign, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the U.S. Department of Education. American Airlines and American Eagle are the official airline sponsors of LASM programming for 2010. LASM is supported by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge through the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- Street: 100 River Road S
- City: Baton Rouge
- State: LA
- Postcode: 70802
- Telephone: 225-344-9478