Passport to Explore

LSU College of Science Passport to Explore programPassport to Explore is a year-long annual program for K-8th grade explorers that curates science outreach activities led by individuals and units within the LSU science community, as well as community events in the Baton Rouge area.

Participation

Students in K-8th grade sign up to participate in the program through the registration form linked below. Those who sign up will track the activities or "destinations" (listed below) they participate in by submitting them through an online form. This is how you earn "stamps." Towards the end of the year, students will be awarded prizes for completing activities. Note: You will be required to upload a photo from the destination/activity OR write a 2-5 sentence summary of your experience for it to count towards your completed activities.

Register Here

Submit Completed Destination

Faculty/units participation

We offer LSU STEM faculty and units the opportunity to advertise their outreach activities through the Passport to Explore program. Each approved activity will receive signage and a stamp to designate them as an official Passport to Explore destination. The stamps will be used to stamp the printable passports of participating K-8th grade students.

Participating parties will be able to describe the infrastructure of Passport to Explore as needed, i.e., in the Broader Impacts sections of NSF proposals, in service materials, etc. Passport to Explore will be highlighted in the Pursuit for Kids, social media, and other community-focused outward facing communications. 

To include your event/activity in the Passport to Explore program, complete the submission form below for consideration. You can submit at any time during the year.

SUBMIT DESTINATION FOR CONSIDERATION


Passport Destinations

Be sure to check back because destinations may be added throughout the year.

Date Specific Events General Locations

Date Specific

Event Name Date Time Location Audience Description Additional Details

Science Academy

January 7, 2023

January 14, 2023

January 28, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Highland Road Park Observatory

Ages 8-12

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. More information: https://www.brec.org/index.cfm/event/science-academy 

Registration closes the Friday before each class.

$5 for EBR Parish Residents

$6 for out-of-parish residents

Saturday Science

January 21, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

EBR Main Library at Goodwood Blvd

Grades 4-8+

Topic - Below the Sea Floor in Belize: Discovering Ancient Maya Sites submerged by Sea-level rise.

Speaker - Heather McKillop

Sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy department, this public lecture series has been running for 30 years. It aims to communicate the scientific discoveries made by LSU faculty and researchers to the general public. Please see https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-seminars/saturday-science.php

Contact Parampreet Singh psingh@lsu.edu with questions.

STEM Story Time January 28, 2023 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Goodwood Library
Eden Park Library
Bluebonnet Library
Carver Library
K-3rd grade

The LSU College of Science and Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites children in kindergarten through third grade to explore the worlds of math and science through an exciting science story time adventure led by some of the university’s top scientists and mathematicians. Each story time is followed by a fun, hands-on activity that allows the young scientists to feed their curiosity and take an even deeper dive into a math and science discovery.

Registration is required: Register Now

Saturday Science [Sunday] January 29, 2023 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EBR Main Library at Goodwood Blvd Grades 4-8+

Topic - How Earth Came to Be: From the Big Bang to Planet Formation

Speaker - Matthew Penny

Sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy department, this public lecture series has been running for 30 years. It aims to communicate the scientific discoveries made by LSU faculty and researchers to the general public. Please see https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-seminars/saturday-science.php.

Contact Parampreet Singh psingh@lsu.edu with questions.

LIGO Science Saturdays February 4, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 12:45 PM, and from 1:15 PM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to drop in and experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups. 

Registration is Required: Register Here

Science Academy

February 4, 2023

February 11, 2023

February 25, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Highland Road Park Observatory

Ages 8-12

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. More information: https://www.brec.org/index.cfm/event/science-academy 

Registration closes the Friday before each class.

$5 for EBR Parish Residents

$6 for out-of-parish residents

Saturday Science

February 18, 2023 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EBR Main Library at Goodwood Blvd Grades 4-8+

Topic - LSU Campus Mounds: Oldest man-made structures in the Americas

Speaker - Brooks Elwood

Sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy department, this public lecture series has been running for 30 years. It aims to communicate the scientific discoveries made by LSU faculty and researchers to the general public. Please see https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-seminars/saturday-science.php  

Contact Parampreet Singh psingh@lsu.edu  with questions.

Discover Hilltop's Wildlife: Family Field Day

February 25, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LSU Hilltop Arboretum General

Explore the skies, land, and water at Hilltop through a series of walks and IDs led by our Master Naturalists!

Join us in guided walks around the different areas of Hilltop to document birds, aquatic species, and insects. Gather in the open air pavilion with specimens to view with a digital microscope, and learn to identify them with the help of field guides and local experts. Demonstrations will be given on using iNaturalist to showcase the nuances of achieving Research Grade identifications for those interested in higher-level identification.

https://www.lsu.edu/hilltop/programs/adult/discovernature.php  
  

 Registration is required through Hilltop, but this event is FREE and designed to be fun and informative for families and adults.

Registration link: https://www.lsu.edu/hilltop/programs/adult/discover_hilltop_wildlife_registration.php

   Parking is extremely limited, carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Saturday Science

[Sunday] February 26, 2023 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EBR Main Library at Goodwood Blvd Grades 4-8+

Topic - A journey to the Big Bang and Beyond

Speaker - Parampreet Singh

Sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy department, this public lecture series has been running for 30 years. It aims to communicate the scientific discoveries made by LSU faculty and researchers to the general public. Please see https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-seminars/saturday-science.php 

 

Contact Parampreet Singh psingh@lsu.edu with questions.

LIGO Science Saturdays March 4, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 12:45 PM, and from 1:15 PM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to drop in and experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups. 

Registration is Required: Register Here

Science Academy

March 4, 2023

March 11, 2023

March 25, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Highland Road Park Observatory

Ages 8-12

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. More information: https://www.brec.org/index.cfm/event/science-academy 

Registration closes the Friday before each class.

$5 for EBR Parish Residents

$6 for out-of-parish residents

Girls' Day at the Museum March 4, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. LSU Museum of Natural Science 4th-6th grade

The LSU Museum of Natural Science and LSU College of Science invite girls in grades 4 through 6 to apply to LSU’s Girls' Day at the Museum

Participants will meet new, like-minded friends, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the LSU Museum of Natural Science, learn from LSU College of Science student organizations through hands-on science activities, AND snack and chat with some of LSU's top women scientists.

Applications are closed.

ENGage LSU March 13, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. LSU Campus, Patrick F. Taylor Hall 6-8th grade

ENGage LSU is a yearly event for middle school students to learn more about the different fields of engineering and the diversity of potential careers. Students tour research labs at LSU in our state of the art engineering building (Patrick F. Taylor Hall) and participate in hands-on activities led by faculty and students. Past topics included the battle between tumors and drug resistance, flexible robots, aging bridges, nanomaterials, and decoding DNA. This event is FREE and open to 6th-8th grade classes on a first come, first serve basis. One teacher/chaperone for every 10 students is required; maximum of 40 students per school due to space constraints.

*Teachers will receive a confirmation e-mail with more information and will be required to complete a school agreement form to confirm their spot

Saturday Science

March 25, 2023 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EBR Main Library at Goodwood Blvd Grades 4-8+

Topic - The First Exciting Discoveries with the James Webb Space Telescope

Speaker - Geoffrey Clayton

Sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy department, this public lecture series has been running for 30 years. It aims to communicate the scientific discoveries made by LSU faculty and researchers to the general public. Please see https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-seminars/saturday-science.php 

 

Contact Parampreet Singh psingh@lsu.edu with questions.

Our Earth, Our Laboratory April 1, 2023  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. LSU Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex 7th-8th grade

Students in grades 7 and 8 are invited to apply for Geaux Science Explorations: Our Earth, Our Laboratory — a day of fun earth and energy science activities led by some of LSU's top geologists.

Learn about geology research at LSU on Earth and Mars, lunch and chat with LSU scientists and students, and explore research labs and rock samples. 

Applications are now closed.

LIGO Science Saturdays April 1, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 12:45 PM, and from 1:15 PM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to drop in and experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups. 

Registration is Required: Register Here

Science Academy

April 1, 2023

April 8, 2023

April 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Highland Road Park Observatory

Ages 8-12

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. More information: https://www.brec.org/index.cfm/event/science-academy 

Registration closes the Friday before each class.

$5 for EBR Parish Residents

$6 for out-of-parish residents

Saturday Science

April 22, 2023 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EBR Main Library at Goodwood Blvd Grades 4-8+

Topic - Some stars attract each other, dance, and merge together

Speaker - Juhan Frank

Sponsored by the Physics & Astronomy department, this public lecture series has been running for 30 years. It aims to communicate the scientific discoveries made by LSU faculty and researchers to the general public. Please see https://www.lsu.edu/physics/colloquia-seminars/saturday-science.php  

Contact Parampreet Singh psingh@lsu.edu with questions.

BREC's BioBlitz April 21 - 22, 2023

April 21: 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

April 22: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Frenchtown Conservation Area General

Grab your field guides and boots and join BREC naturalists and local scientists as we explore and document the diversity of life, or “biodiversity”, of Frenchtown Conservation Area. You can participate by attending a scheduled hike, helping to document species with local scientists around the park, meet local groups and organization that work to protect the natural spaces of Louisiana, practice hands on sampling, participate in live animal encounters, and more!
More information: https://www.brec.org/bioblitz

 

Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Knock Knock Children's Museum

General

Come to Knock Knock Children's Museum and celebrate Earth Day with the power of play. Our theme this year is Homes and Habitats. Visitors will find a plethora of activities throughout our 18 Learning Zones and we will reveal our Big Back Yard Springtime Spruce up. Don't miss our amazing celebration of Earth Day at Knock Knock. 

Regular admission applies. $14/person 2 years old and older.

International Astronomy Day

April 29, 2023

3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Highland Road Park Observatory

General

Music, games, food, demonstrations, rides, exhibitors, and sky viewings. More: https://www.brec.org/calendar/detail/international-astronomy-day/3394

Free

Swing into Science Saturday

May 6, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO's Science Education Center, Livingston, LA

General

LIGO's Science Saturday includes time inside the LIGO Science Education Center (LExC) exploring interactive museum-quality exhibits, a talk with a staff member and a walking tour. 

Requires timed tickets. Tickets are free.

Get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swing-into-science-saturday-tickets-611196865277

LIGO Science Saturdays May 6, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 12:45 PM, and from 1:15 PM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to drop in and experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups. 

Registration is Required: Register Here

Science Academy

May 6, 2023

May 13, 2023

May 27, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Highland Road Park Observatory

Ages 8-12

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum. More information: https://www.brec.org/index.cfm/event/science-academy 

Registration closes the Friday before each class.

$5 for EBR Parish Residents

$6 for out-of-parish residents

BASF's Kids' Lab

May 13, 2023

11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Ages 6-12

Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The May workshop is Happy Hands. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.    

We are thrilled to resume this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF. Join us this month to celebrate because we believe that Kids' Lab is "the place to be in 2023!" 

Fill out a Reservation Form by the Thursday prior to your desired session. You may also register on-site the day of the program, as space permits.

BASF's Kids' Lab workshops are included with the price of general admission (and are always free to members).

https://www.lasm.org/events/upcoming-events/basfs-kids-lab

 

BASF's Kids' Lab

May 14, 2023

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Ages 6-12

Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The May workshop is Happy Hands. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.    

We are thrilled to resume this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF. Join us this month to celebrate because we believe that Kids' Lab is "the place to be in 2023!" 

Fill out a Reservation Form by the Thursday prior to your desired session. You may also register on-site the day of the program, as space permits.

BASF's Kids' Lab workshops are included with the price of general admission (and are always free to members).

https://www.lasm.org/events/upcoming-events/basfs-kids-lab

 

Stargazing in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

May 27, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

General

Join us for STARGAZING under the dome of the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on Saturdays at 10 AM! Learn about the stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky during the interactive presentation, then sit back for a featured show for all ages.

Included in general admission (free for members); admission price paid at the door.

 

BASF's Kids' Lab

May 27, 2023

11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Ages 6-12

Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The May workshop is Happy Hands. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.    

We are thrilled to resume this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF. Join us this month to celebrate because we believe that Kids' Lab is "the place to be in 2023!" 

Fill out a Reservation Form by the Thursday prior to your desired session. You may also register on-site the day of the program, as space permits.

BASF's Kids' Lab workshops are included with the price of general admission (and are always free to members).

https://www.lasm.org/events/upcoming-events/basfs-kids-lab

 

BASF's Kids' Lab

May 28, 2023

1:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

Ages 6-12

Explore the science of chemistry during these 45-minute hands-on workshops for young scientists ages 6-12 and their accompanying adults. Have fun learning and enjoy a different experiment each month! The May workshop is Happy Hands. Each participant will also receive a cool branded tote bag that includes a lab apron and safety glasses.    

We are thrilled to resume this exciting educational program thanks to the generous sponsorship of BASF. Join us this month to celebrate because we believe that Kids' Lab is "the place to be in 2023!" 

Fill out a Reservation Form by the Thursday prior to your desired session. You may also register on-site the day of the program, as space permits.

BASF's Kids' Lab workshops are included with the price of general admission (and are always free to members).

https://www.lasm.org/events/upcoming-events/basfs-kids-lab

 

Swamp Bird Walks

June 3, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

General

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. For more information on birding and the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project, visit braudubon.org.

 

LIGO Science Saturdays - Learning LIGO

June 3, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston

General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups.

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/page/Science-Saturdays?fbclid=IwAR3K4l79uQgGqEjKwh1-4Ti9tREp3_Gaa5Af4N_LlvOtq7wwcNx2PsJZEGQ

To attend a Science Saturday, you can now just drop in, OR you can register in advance for a tour time using this Eventbrite link. Registration is free, and will open in a new window.

Dino Day 2023

June 24, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

General

Dino Day returns on Saturday, June 25th! Save the date for this COLOSSAL good time at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and Irene W. Pennington Planetarium.

https://www.lasm.org/events/upcoming-events/dino-day-2023

 

Swamp Bird Walks

July 1, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

General

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. For more information on birding and the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project, visit braudubon.org.

 

Science Saturdays - Wild Waves

July 1, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO

General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups.

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/page/Science-Saturdays?fbclid=IwAR3K4l79uQgGqEjKwh1-4Ti9tREp3_Gaa5Af4N_LlvOtq7wwcNx2PsJZEGQ

To attend a Science Saturday, you can now just drop in, OR you can register in advance for a tour time.

Registration is free, and will open in a new window.

Craft Corner at the Swamp

July 7-8, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

General

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission.

 

Swamp Bird Walks

August 5, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

General

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. For more information on birding and the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project, visit braudubon.org.

 

LIGO Science Saturdays - Audio August

August 5, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston

General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups.

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/page/Science-Saturdays?fbclid=IwAR3K4l79uQgGqEjKwh1-4Ti9tREp3_Gaa5Af4N_LlvOtq7wwcNx2PsJZEGQ

To attend a Science Saturday, you can now just drop in, OR you can register in advance for a tour time. Registration is free, and will open in a new window.

Swamp Flashlight Night

August 11, 2023

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Ages 3+

 EVENTSwamp Flashlight Night

 
Aug 11, 20235:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Night! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters throughout the event. Enjoy a self-guided leisurely night hike with your family and friends or join a guided hike for an additional fee; space is limited so registration in advance is preferred. The swamp trails can be really dark at night, so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Closed-toe shoes and insect repellant are recommended. Please note that admission to the trails ends at 8:15 p.m.

https://www.brec.org/calendar/detail/swamp-flashlight-night/4259

General Admission Fees Apply
Guided Hike $5 (Ages 3+)
Registration required for Guided Hike

Wonders of Wildlife

August 19, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Ages 3+

oin us at Bluebonnet Swamp as we explore the wonders of our urban wildlife and learn how we can all get along. Did you find a baby bird or injured animal? Worried about the snakes in your backyard and how to keep raccoons out of your garbage can? Need some tips on how your pets and the wildlife in your backyard can coexist? Find out the answers to these questions and more! We will have educational presentations, games, live animals, trail activities, crafts and more so come on out for a great time at the Swamp!

https://www.brec.org/calendar/detail/wonders-of-wildlife/4247

Price:

Ages: 3-17 / $4; Ages: 18+ / $5

LIGO Science Saturdays - Shocking September

September 2, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston

General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups.

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/page/Science-Saturdays?fbclid=IwAR3K4l79uQgGqEjKwh1-4Ti9tREp3_Gaa5Af4N_LlvOtq7wwcNx2PsJZEGQ

To attend a Science Saturday, you can now just drop in, OR you can register in advance for a tour time. Registration is free, and will open in a new window.

LIGO Science Saturdays - Optical October

October 7, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LIGO Livingston

General

On the first Saturday of every month starting in February 2023, from 10 AM - 4 PM, visitors are welcome to experience the LIGO Science Education Center's Science Saturdays.  These events are FREE.  We offer tours weather permitting and approximately 50 interactive science exhibits.  We welcome individuals and small groups.

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/page/Science-Saturdays?fbclid=IwAR3K4l79uQgGqEjKwh1-4Ti9tREp3_Gaa5Af4N_LlvOtq7wwcNx2PsJZEGQ

To attend a Science Saturday, you can now just drop in, OR you can register in advance for a tour time. Registration is free, and will open in a new window.

Ocean Commotion October 2023 AM and PM sessions LSU PMAC 5-8th Grade (AM session); K-4th Grade (PM session)

Ocean Commotion is a one-day educational fair hosted by the Louisiana Sea Grant. It offers students an opportunity to learn about a host of issues that affect our coast, rivers, bayous, and other environments in a lively, hands-on learning manner.

*Schools must apply for a spot.

Boo at the Zoo

October 21-22, 2023

October 28-29, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo General

On October 21-22 and 28-29, the Zoo invites participants to Boo at the Zoo, Presented by Hancock Whitney! Participants should wear their best costumes and enjoy a fun & festive day a the Zoo! Regular Zoo admission applies. Free for Members. Admission gates open 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Grounds close at 5:00 pm.

THIS YEAR AT BOO AT THE ZOO:

There will be traditional photo ops throughout the Zoo with Fall and Halloween-themed structures.

As well, we will be providing fun and festive enrichments to our animal friends throughout the day.

It's sure to be a good time for all ages!

https://brzoo.org/events-rentals/calendar/boo-at-the-zoo-presented-by-hancock-whitney-2?occdate=2023-10-21

General zoo admission applies.

Zoolights

November 24, 2023 - December 30, 2023

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo General

ZOOLIGHTS IS:
A trail through the Zoo
More than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays
A festive family activity, adding to the quality of life for residents throughout the region.

https://brzoo.org/events-rentals/calendar/zoolights-2

Admission:
Adults/Teens: $5
Seniors: $4
Ages 2-12: $3
Zoo Members: $3 per person​

 

General Locations

Location Days Open Hours Address Admission
LSU Museum of Natural Science Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. LSU Main Campus, Foster Hall Free Admission
LSU Hilltop Arboretum Monday - Sunday dawn to dusk (daylight hours) 11855 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Free Admission
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 4560 Essen Ln (I-10 at Essen Lane), Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Free Admission
BREC Highland Road Park Observatory Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 13800 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Free Admission
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo Monday - Sunday

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

3601 Thomas Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Adults/Teens - $8.75

2-12 - $5.75

1 & under - Free

Louisiana Art & Science Museum Wednesday - Sunday

Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

100 River Road South, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Adults - $12

Children - $10

Seniors (65+) - $10

*Free the first Sunday of the month

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Tuesday - Sunday

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

2 and younger: Free

3-17: $2

18-64: $3

65 and older: $2.50

Full-time college students with ID: $2.50

Knock Knock Museum Tuesday - Sunday

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1900 Dalrymple Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Visitors - $14

0-23 months - Free

 

Please contact Valerie Stampley with any questions.

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