2019-2020 Night at the Museum Schedule Now Posted!

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 public event and everyone is welcome to attend. 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. 

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 exhibit area of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Foster Hall) unless otherwise specified. Light refreshments will be served. 

*Due to limited space, only a certain amount of guests (max 45) will be able to partake in the behind the scenes tours. It will be first come first serve, so sign up early to reserve your spot using the form below! 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.


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2019-2020 Schedule

night at the museum schedule

Download PDF here. 

September 19 - LSU Arthropod Museum**

October 24 - Birds

November 14 - Mammals

February 6 - LSU Herbarium**

March 5 - Fish

April 2 - Amphibians & Reptiles

**September and February events will be held in the LSU Life Sciences Bldg Annex.