Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, the museum offers educational entertainment and displays of fine art.
Come see where art and science connect! The Louisiana Art & Science Museum presents educational entertainment along with art galleries that showcase changing fine art exhibitions of nationally and internationally renowned artists.
In the interactive art and science galleries designed just for children, creative and enlightening fun comes in many forms. LASM houses one of the southern United States' few permanent displays dedicated to ancient Egypt.
The Ancient Egypt Gallery's simulated rock-cut Ptolemaic-era tomb is home to a 2,300-year-old mummy. Other displays include ancient Egyptian artifacts, a timeline, maps, and information about the religious and burial customs of the ancient Egyptians. Renovated in 2007, the gallery’s all-new interpretive text, including updated information about the mummy, was provided by Egyptologists and other scholars. The Ancient Egypt Gallery houses ancient artifacts and a Ptolemaic-era mummy that rests in a re-created rock-cut tomb.
The state-of-the-art Irene W. Pennington Planetarium features sky shows, large-format films, visual music shows, and galleries devoted to space science. There’s always something new at LASM! The Museum Store at LASM offers a variety of unique items that are great for gifts or just for fun. 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 also serves the community through lectures, workshops, classes, teacher in-services, camps, and other programming. Here art and science connect. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. LASM is located at 100 River Road South in downtown Baton Rouge. The building is next to the Mississippi River and is west of, and across the River Road from Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Visit one of Baton Rouge’s premier entertainment centers and be inspired, entertained, and educated.