Night at the Museum

Ever wonder what lies behind closed doors at the LSU Museum of Natural Science? “Night at the Museum” will give you a glimpse into the specimen collections and cutting edge research happening at the LSUMNS.

“Night at the Museum” is a FREE event geared towards a general audience. Each “night” we will focus on a specific LSUMNS research collection (i.e. birds, mammals, fish, etc). Scientists working with that collection will give short engaging talks about their research and then take guests on a behind the scenes tour* of their focus collection. You will also have the opportunity to view specimens up close and meet graduate & undergraduate students working at the museum. The event schedule can be viewed below. Join us for an experience you won’t forget!

Programs will occur 2-3 times a semester on a Thursday from 6-7:30pm (Doors open at 5:30pm). They will be held in the exhibits area of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Foster Hall) unless otherwise specified. Light refreshments will be served. 

Due to limited space, there is a cap on the amount of guests that can attend. It will be first come first serve, so sign up early to reserve your spot using the form below. You will be notified via email when you sign up if you are on the waiting list.

*Only a certain amount of guests that attend will be able to partake in the behind the scenes tours (max 45). Even if you aren't able to participate in the tour, you can still come to the event to hear the talk, meet the scientists, and view specimens up close.

NOTE: If you experience difficulties signing up with the form below, email with your Name, Email, and the Dates you want to reserve and we will put you on the list. 

Due to COVID-19, Night at the Museum has been temporarily postponed.

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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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