Girls Day at the Museum | LSU College of Science

Girls Day at the Museum

Wanted: GIRLS who are problem solvers, explorers and hidden gem seekers—for a day of science fun at the LSU Museum of Natural Science.

The LSU Museum of Natural Science and College of Science invite girls in grades 4 through 6 to apply to LSU’s Girls Day at the Museum.

Spend a day exploring the reptiles, birds, fish and other exciting collections in the LSU Museum of Natural Science. Snack and chat with some of LSU’s top women scientists and participate in fun hands-on activities hosted by a variety of LSU science, technology, engineering, and math programs. 

How do I apply?  

Download and complete the Girls Night at the Museum application form below in the hopes of being one of 32 girls selected to spend a Saturday in LSU's Museum of Natural Science. The application requires a one-page essay about what important question you would like to answer as a scientist or mathematician, why this question is important, and how you would use science and math to answer your question. The application also includes a participant authorization form and a photography and social media release form that must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian. 

To ensure we get your application on time, we encourage applicants to fill out the application packet and submit it online.

 

Parent testimonials and a photo gallery from the 2020 Girls Day at the Museum are below:

Parent testimonials:

"I loved this program for my daughter. I was impressed by each aspect. I loved the panel and especially enjoyed Dr. Thomas. Thank you for this program."

"I have received so many tips and valuable insight that I look forward to putting into practice. This has been an awesome experience that will truly benefit my daughter. Thanks!"

"Outstanding program. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity offered to my daughter. Please continue this."

"Guidance on how to encourage their interests in STEM and support their learning was very helpful." 

Photo Gallery:

Four participants posing in front of the photo screen at Girls Day at the Museum.Chelsea Springs holds a Madagascar roach as Julia Whitney pets it.Group of girls standing around the insect display in the LSU Museum of Natural Science.Esha Shah, right, and Jenna Nussbaumer along with other girls create specimens our of clay.

From left to right, Professor Tega Ighedo, Allyson Atkins, Chevi Ebanks, Julia Whitney and Professor Carol Wilson pose for a photo after their snack and chat session.

 

Read what some of the girls who attended our first Girls Night at the Museum thought about the experience in our Girls Night at the Museum Inspires Girls to Chase Science blog post.

This event is part of the Geaux Science Explorations series of outreach activities sponsored by Halliburton and the LSU College of Science.