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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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My kids (3 and 2) and I love this museum. The kids start in toddlers cove, the little play area and will play in there for an hour or so. We then explore the awesome exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Lafayette Science Museum is a very educational experience for kids and grownups alike. We live in Lafayette, LA and have visited here quite a few times with school. It is a must for locals and visiters.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My kids (3 and 2) and I love this museum. The kids start in toddlers cove, the little play area and will play in there for an hour or so. We then explore the awesome exhibits. Right now it's a dinosaur exhibit and the kids love it. Upstairs they have a couple of interactive exhibits, my kids love watching the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went camping in Palmetto Island State Park, and had PLANNED on going to Avery Island. We didn't think the Tabasco plant would be closed on 4th of July weekend; we were wrong. So we ended up at this museum. The exhibits were minimal, the "hands on" was limited to only a couple of things; a couple were broken. The... More 

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Lafayette Science Museum

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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