Special Saturdays

“Special Saturdays” at the LSU Museum of Natural Science is a STEM program that focuses on introducing children and their parents to the world of natural science. One Saturday a month we focus on a specific topic and invite experts from within the LSU research community to give short engaging talks accompanied by hands-on activities.

All programs are FREE and are especially appropriate for children ages 5-12. Sessions are held in the exhibit area of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Foster Hall)  from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please pre-register below prior to each session (max 40 kids). 

**Due to limited space we are unable to accommodate more than 40 kids per event. If an event is full you will be placed on a waiting list and notified via email. We will let you know if a spot opens up before the event.

NOTE: If you experience difficulties signing up with the form below, email museum@lsu.edu with your Name, Email, Participant's name(s) & age(s) and the Dates you want to reserve and we will put you on the list.

2017-2018 Special Saturday Schedule

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2017-2018 Schedule

September 16 - Endangered! Smalltooth Sawfish

October 7 - Into the Dark

November 4 - Is it Venomous?

December 9 - Traveling Near & Far

January 20 - Insect Adaptations

February 3 - The Asian Monsoon

March 3 - Amazing Reptiles

April 14 - Nemos & Dorys

May 12 - Dynamic DNA



Pre-Register Here!





Special Saturdays is supported by the LSU College of Science, 
the Charles Lamar Family Foundation, & you!
logo: Charles Lamar Family Foundation


Contact Us

Museum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2855



Hours & Admissions

Admission: Free
: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
Closed: Sat; Sun; state holidays
*Closed Fri at 2 p.m. during school year.

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