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 10:00am-12:00pm. 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.
September 7 - 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