2019-2020 Special Saturday Schedule Now Posted!

“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 a.m. - 12 p.m.. Pre-registration is required. 

Due to limited space we are unable to accommodate more than 35 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.  

Pre-register Here

2019-2020 Schedule

Special Saturday Schedule

Download PDF of schedule. 

September 21 -  Ice Sheet Retreat
Guest speaker: Dr. Phil Bart

October 19 - All About Penguins
Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Polito

November 16 - Phylo-what?
Guest speaker: Dr. Jeremy Brown

December 14 - Escape from Disaster
Guest Speaker: Rachel Harman

January 25 - Bust a Move
Guest Speaker: Jon Nations

February 1 - Fish, Fish, Fishes
Guest Speaker: Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty

March 7 - Ancient Antarctic Pollen
Guest Speaker: Meghan Duffy

April 4 - Pollination Station
Guest Speakers: Laymon Ball, Janet Mansaray, Diego Paredes

May 2 - Salt: The Grain of Life
Guest Speaker: Luis Santiago-Rosario