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Lafayette Science Museum

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Address: 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: 337-291-5544
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The cultural heritage of Southwestern Louisiana is preserved at this...
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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Little Gem

We happened upon this place by accident and I was so glad we did . Friendly and helpful staff and they kids had a great time. Only downside was we couldn't stay for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On a recent rainy afternoon we dropped in the LSM to catch the planetarium show and see the new exhibit. The kids loved the show with Mr. Dave and the bug exhibit wanting them to goggle about more info.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lafayette is so fortunate to have this wonderful Museum. It is staffed with people who care and love tourism. Our student and senior groups love it. And while downtown----you can walk to so many great restaurants also. Everything is so clean .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We happened upon this place by accident and I was so glad we did . Friendly and helpful staff and they kids had a great time. Only downside was we couldn't stay for the Planetarium show it started too late

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Thomasville, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There isn't a whole lot to see or interact with here, and you don't see local artifacts, but the staff are some of the friendliest people! My nine year old nephew basically acted as tour guide to one of the staff for the geology exhibits. I think the staffperson's name was Liam and he was patient and not condescending at... More 

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Carencro, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The kids will love this place, it's about "touching" and doing! All of us 5 adults loved it! Great for the whole family.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The planetarium show was really the only strong draw here. Other exhibits aren't up to much. Only called in because the majority of downtown Lafayette seemed like a ghost town even on a Saturday afternoon.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We went over in the afternoon to see the Dinosaur exhibit. They were between features. It was closed for two weeks. We were basically told the museum wasn't worth the tour without the featured exhibit. We ended up getting more information about other sights to see, and bypassed the Science Museum. The few displays we did see were just so-so.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was neat, but small and didn't cost a lot. You can kill a couple of hours in there. Kids will enjoy the visit too.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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192 reviews 192 reviews
51 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Was there for a special exhibition on the history of brown cotton. There are many exhibits and there is an observatory show that introduces you to the constellation stars and planets.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stopped here on my way through Louisiana. Temp dinosaur display was well done, informative, and well done. I particularly like the school of design creations. Brilliantly done-geniuses in the making

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Additional Information about Lafayette Science Museum

Address: Address: 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: 337-291-5544
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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