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Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge

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Art Museum Educational Site
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.
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  • We tried to go here and could not find parking on a Thursday afternoon at 4 pm. We were kind of bummed out. It was raining, so we didn't want to park 5 blocks away.  more »
  • An interesting museum with exhibits in archeology, art and science. It has a Planetarium that has a variety of shows that your admission covers for all day if you wish. Ours was $15.00 for two senior ...  more »
  • This museum is more of an art than science museum. The science section was pretty small. The planet display was nice, but it was basically in stairwell. There was quite a bit of art. They were having ...  more »
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  • There were some cool elements, like the charcoal drawings currently on display. The planetarium, which we were not even planning on going in was the best part. Really cool interactive pieces. If I had done a little more research and realized it was mainly for children (there is a cool kid's zone and some other interactive things that, while adults could definitely take part in, it is designed for kids), I probably would have crossed it of our list. And considering it had the highest entrance fee ($9) of anything we did, I definitely would recommend seeing one of the other art museums instead. I was also surprised at how small it is. We walked through it in less than an hour. If you have kids, then maybe check it out. Otherwise, time and money could be spent better elsewhere.
  • Must go, love the atmosphere. Peaceful. Gives you a chance to stop and just be grateful. Such a great place for kids...very cool. Worth the membership. I would definitely come again. Tranquillity helps to ground you and appreciate life
  • It told us about a lot of history. In the planetarium it is almost as if your actually in the world they are projecting
  • This is a favorite spot of our family in Baton Rouge! Any day you go you will be exposed to a large exhibit of artist's work and hands on learning about the art (ex. how to draw a self portrait or learning perspective making a city scape). I enjoy these activities as much as the kids. They have a great hands on science room that makes learning fun. On the weekends they have science labs sponsored by BASF for kids 6 and older, the teachers are energetic and helpful. These alone are worth admission if you don't have a membership. The next room that my kids have to go in every time we are at LASM is the play room, my older kids even love this room because they have a separate crafting room inside it!! All the glue, fabric scraps, beads, crafty-messy goodness that you can leave there!! We spend around 2 hours on average when we go but can easily stay longer especially if we do an Imax.
  • The museum is very nice, and very clean. The staff are all kind and nice to the children. The only reason I'm giving this 2 stars is that the city of Baton Rouge put no thought into parking for this facility. In order to get there I drove around for almost 30 minutes looking for parking. Driving around looking for parking with a careful of young children is not fun. I came very close to finding an alternate outing. Once parked we had two very busy roads to cross. My 4 year old granddaughter witnessed a tractor trailer rig coming within 2 seconds of crashing into the rear of a car that suddenly turned left in the intersection of the pedestrian crossing. The driver then went into a cursing rage with the windows rolled down. Not exactly the wholesome outing I was seeking. I feel certain many do find alternatives for the children, and this is a substantial loss to this amazing museum. This is not New York city folks, we all have cars. In addition, I think the prices are too high for the children. Of course, if more people came perhaps they could lower the price.