Summer Beat Concert Series
Come on out and Rock the Heat at Summer Beat! Every Friday starting June 6th-August 1st, enjoy some free music in Mid-City Baton Rouge!More Information >
Life is about celebrating, and in Baton Rouge, we do plenty of it. During your visit, make it a point to stop by a local festival or event—there’s always something worth celebrating here.
Join LASM for this exciting NEW ACTIVITY offered for the very first time this month!
Can potatoes tell time? Can lemons light up? Have fun and discover how electricity can be generated using some popular produce. Each participant will receive a cool backpack with surprises inside!
WEEKEND SCIENCE PROGRAM
Explore the dynamic world of chemistry in these hands-on Kids’ Lab workshops designed exclusively for children ages 6-12 and their parents or caregivers.
JULY KIDS’ LAB SCHEDULE
Saturdays, July 12 & 26 10:15 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Sundays, July 13 & 27 1:30 PM, 3 PM
Of course, an exhibit on the Bowie family is not complete without a display of the famed knives that made Jim Bowie famous. Defining a “Bowie knife” is difficult as the term is used to describe a number of styles of large knives; even the story of how the first “Bowie knife” came into existence is varied. Regardless, Jim Bowie and his knife have left an indelible mark on the American, and particularly Southern, landscape. Several other early 19th century artifacts and Bowie family portraits will be on display as well.More Information >
American Brilliant cut glass is named for its unsurpassed radiance and clarity. Debuting in 1886, American cut glass earned its title as the most superior in the world when displayed at the Centennial Exposition that year in Philadelphia. By 1925, the period of production had ended. On loan from private collections, this selection of silver-embellished American Brilliant cut glass honors the return of the American Cut Glass Association’s annual convention to Louisiana after 25 years.More Information >
Stroll through LASM’s galleries and admire one of nature’s most beautiful creations – the shell. Lafayette photographer Herman Mhire captures the subtle beauty and sense of wonder evoked by sea and land shells in this exhibition. Mhire selected his subjects from more than 7,000 species and 100,000 specimens collected by Dr. Emilio Garcia, a world renowned malacologist – an expert in the study of mollusks. Shells from Dr. Garcia’s collection will also be on view.
An essential stop for many tourists traveling in Egypt is Harrania, a village near Cairo known for its charming tapestries made by Egyptian children. LASM’s collection includes a number of these tapestries dating from the 1970s and attributed to the Kunooz School. The school followed the philosophy and practices set by Ramses Wissa Wassef whose experiment in creativity evolved into the highly acclaimed Wissa Wassef Art Center. Dr. Wissa Wassef set out to prove his belief that creativity is innate by teaching uneducated children who were isolated from modern civilization how to express themselves through weaving.More Information >
Enter the royal tombs of Egypt, where explorers and scientists seek a window into the life of ancient Egypt by piecing together the archaeological and genetic clues provided by mummies. Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstruction, this show highlights one of the greatest finds in modern history: the late nineteenth century discovery of a cache of 40 mummies, including 12 pharaohs. Visit www.lasm.org for show times.
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