Whether coming for the arts or the sciences, visitors to Louisiana’s Art and Science Museum in downtown Baton Rouge are in for an experience.
“You’re on a journey when you visit our museum” said curator Elizabeth Weinstein. “You’re on a journey to explore the world and learn new things” she said.
That journey starts soon after walking through the front door. Whether greeted by the vibrant colors of the museum’s latest art exhibition, or stunned by their latest scientific tools helping bring a far away world straight to your fingertips.
“We do have a 2,300 year old real live Mummy” said Weinstein. “We have a Triceratops skull which is authentic, we have a planetarium that has state-of-the-art equipment so that you can see wide format movies and sky shows to learn more about our universe… we have a thriving fine arts program and if that wasn’t enough, several hands on children’s galleries dedicated to arts and science concepts.
As an art and science museum, LASM is unique to not only Baton Rouge, but the region, in the way they highlight both disciplines equally.
“In reality artists act much like scientists and scientists like artists in trying to solve problems” Weinstein said. “So we present a variety of experiences to help people learn more about how they can too explore our world like an artist or scientist or both” she said.
LASM is gearing up for their 34th annual Gala, Chroma: Color Your Senses, Saturday, September 21. All proceeds benefit the many programs the museum is able to offer to people year round in Louisiana and across the region.