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Louisiana Arts & Science Museum
100 South River Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Statement of Purpose:
To provide aesthetic and educational opportunities to the community.
Located at 100 South
River Road in downtown Baton Rouge, LASM features
fine art exhibitions, hands-on art and science exhibits, an Egyptian tomb exhibit, Louisiana’s
only Challenger Learning Center and the state-of-the-art Irene W. Pennington
Housed in a grand 1920s-era railroad depot on the banks of the
Mississippi River, the Louisiana Arts and Science Center offers educational and
entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages.
Throughout the year, LASC features
several fine art exhibitions. LASC's permanent collection includes America's
second largest collection of works by sculptor Ivan Mestrovic. Many are
displayed in the main gallery.
Museum visitors can also enjoy interactive
exhibits: an art-focused creative playroom with educational toys and software; a
hands-on science gallery; an Egyptian tomb exhibit with mummies; and Louisiana's
only Challenger Learning Center (reservations required). Workshops, lectures and
films are also offered.
In spring 2002,
LASC opened a world-class planetarium space theater, which features planetarium shows and
LASC features galleries with both permanent
and changing art exhibits,
- a Challenger Learning Center offering
simulated space flights,
- two hands-on learning areas, Discovery
Depot and Science Station,
- a reconstructed five car train and more!
We are situated in a reconstructed train
station by the Mississippi River levee.
Fine arts museum,
18th to 20th century american and european paintings,
Biennial juried competition for Louisiana artists;
hands-on learning science gallery;
Challenger Learning Center.
LASC's major collections include 18th to
20th century American and European paintings and 20th century sculptures. The
museum houses America's second largest collection of works by Croatian sculptor
-Sculptures by Ivan Meatrovic;
-Science Station, an interactive science
-Discovery Depot, an art-themed creative
-Egyptian tomb exhibit
-Challenger Learning Center (reservations
Joséphine, le grand amour de Napoléon
Group Tickets Now on Sale
Advance sale of group tickets are now on sale for the Louisiana Art &
Science Museum’s upcoming Joséphine, le grand amour de
Individual tickets sales will not be available for advance
LASM requires advanced reservations and payment for all group tours for this
special exhibition, which will be on display October 10, 2003 to February 1,
2004. Ticket prices for groups of 15 or more are $7. For more information on
group tours or to make reservations, please call Karron Clark at 225-344-5272
(ext. 137). Corporate group tickets are also available at the same rate; please
call Stacy Simon at (225) 382-3575 for information.
Joséphine, le grand amour de Napoléon will showcase a magnificent array
of art and objects of major historical significance from Malmaison, the chateau
outside of Paris that was a center of politics and home to Josephine Bonaparte.
Among the objects will be portraits by important 18th and
19th century artists of the French Academy, costumes, decorative arts
and archival materials.
Catch a Comet in the Challenger Learning
and students in grades 5-12 are invited to join the hunt for comet Halley at
LASC’s Challenger Learning Center. The CLC is a space mission simulation
facility composed of a space lab and mission control modeled after the one at
NASA’s Johnson Space Center. In the mission Rendezvous with Comet Halley,
participants locate comet Halley, put the space station into an upper Earth
orbit to rendezvous with the comet, and build and launch a probe into the comet.
From 14 to 16 participants are needed for each mission and reservations are
required. For pricing information and reservations, call 225-344-5272, ext.
For information on programs and group tours, please call
225/344-5272. LASC is located at 100 South River Road, across from the Old State
Capitol, in downtown Baton Rouge.
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LASC participates in the Carte Rouge museum
pass program. This pass includes free one-time admission to LASC, Magnolia
Mound, the Old Governor’s Mansion, the Old State Capitol, and the U.S.S. Kidd.
For more information on Carte Rouge, call LASC at 225/344-9478 or any of the
other participating museums.
Follow I-10 directions to downtown Baton
Rouge and exit to the west on Government Street. Follow Government Street to
River Road. LASC is located at 100 South River Road.
Carol S. Gikas, Executive Director
Sam Losavio, assistant director
Maia Jalenak, museum curator
Kendra Kimmons, public relations
Pam Sills, development director
Judy Andrasko, tour coordinator
Lara Gautreau, art education
Adrienne Steele, science education
Gayle Glusman, Challenger Learning Center
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