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Lafayette Science Museum

433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
337-291-5544
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Lafayette
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: The cultural heritage of Southwestern Louisiana is preserved at this combination museum and planetarium, which houses over 1,000 paintings, prints and sculpture of Louisiana artists and regularly changing exhibits and planetarium programs.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

lovely museum with private amazing dinosaur collection & planetarium shows; can park at meters & stroll downtown cafes; staff & manager go out of the way to make you feel welcome to museum & Lafayette; clean place & very cheap admission

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New Iberia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times as I live in the area and due to my love of science and discovering things, have enjoyed visiting the museum. As an aspiring astrophysicist, my personal favorite is the planetarium. They always have polite, kind, and informed employees that work there. Even as a 15 year old today, I enjoy this museum... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped in here with my girlfriend who lives science type stuff. The museum was much smaller than I was expecting. The price was about right for what you got. We did the star exhibit which was pretty cool, don't miss that. The gems and dinosaur bones were kind of cool. A few small exhibits otherwise. I probably wouldn't go back,... More

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Conway, AR
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a couple of hours to kill because it was raining, so we went here. It was my husband and myself and our three children ages 8,7 and 2. We go to lots of museums when we travel so we aren't newcomers to science museums. It was cheap enough to get in: $5 for adults, $2 for kids and... More

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Batesville, Arkansas
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204 reviews 204 reviews
98 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you happen to be in the area, this is a nice museum. It's small but it tries hard to balance children's museum with science museum. The exhibits are a mixture of things that could be enjoyed by young children and older children. All employees were friendly and engaged us in conversation without us asking. The museum had a large... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It wasn't as big as I thought it would be, but definitely worth seeing the exhibits. I'm always impressed with the dinosaurs, they also had a lot on the space travel and one of the guides was well informed about various space flights

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews 188 reviews
66 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Never pass up an opportunity to visit a local science museum. We spent a good hour or so viewing the various exhibits and talking to the Curator. Very enjoyable. Interesting exhibits about the solar system and space travel were also included.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We moved here from Round Rock, TX and are used to much larger museums. This one is small but does not disappoint. I like that they have several interesting and quality exhibits in sucha small space. Stop by and check it out if you get a chance.

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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If this museum functioned as a standalone planetarium, this review would be excellent. The programs offered for the planetarium were interesting and our guide/program operator was very knowledgeable about the constellations and answered every question concerning the space station with great detail. The rest of the museum, aside from a few interesting moon rocks, seemed devoid of any actual collection... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I wish that they had more support from the public. That way they could have better exhibits. Love the planetarium and the gentleman who leads the talks. He is the best.

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