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Louisiana Arts & Science Museum

100 South River Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Phone: 225-344-5272


Arts & Science Center

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 Planetarium.
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 large-format films.

LASC features galleries with both permanent and changing art exhibits,

We are situated in a reconstructed train station by the Mississippi River levee.


Fine arts museum,
18th to 20th century american and european paintings,
20th century sculpture,
Biennial juried competition for Louisiana artists;
Old Governor's Mansion;
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 Ivan Meatrovic.


Permanent Exhibits:

-Sculptures by Ivan Meatrovic;
-Science Station, an interactive science gallery
-Discovery Depot, an art-themed creative playroom
-Egyptian tomb exhibit
-Challenger Learning Center (reservations required)  

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 Napoléon.

Individual tickets sales will not be available for advance purchase.

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 Center
Adults 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. 4.
LASC Information
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. 

Museum Hours
Monday                      Closed
Tuesday-Friday            10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday                     10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday                         1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission Prices  
Adults                            $4
Seniors                         $3
Children (2-12)             $3
Members                      Free
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.


Key Personnel:

Carol S. Gikas, Executive Director
Sam Losavio, assistant director

Maia Jalenak, museum curator
Kendra Kimmons, public relations director
Pam Sills, development director
Judy Andrasko, tour coordinator
Lara Gautreau, art education curator
Adrienne Steele, science education curator
Gayle Glusman, Challenger Learning Center director

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