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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Not bad for a small town

This museum combines natural sciences (minerals, some impressing dinosaur skeletons, few stuffed animals) with some physics and a beautiful but often empty planetarium. It is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
Gabriele M
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there with grandchildren. We love it. Interactive, clean, safe and friendly staff. All ages will find it interesting and time well spent.

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Thank Ken F
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This museum combines natural sciences (minerals, some impressing dinosaur skeletons, few stuffed animals) with some physics and a beautiful but often empty planetarium. It is a decent place where to spend a hot summer day or a rainy day in Lafayette. Of course it is not comparable with the natural science museums of a big city like Houston, but objectively... More 

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Thank Gabriele M
Louisiana
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I like to go here every few months as they are always changing the displays they have. The planetarium display is also fun to do.

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Thank BurtonB748
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The staff was friendly and very helpful. This is one of the most affordable museums I have ever been to, even the planetarium movie was included in admission. This museum had lots of hands on activities.

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Thank Indi C
Lafayette, La
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Took our grandson to see the place, we were impressed and so was he....so many hands on items and a lot of work from volunteeerw

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Thank sxtt38a
Houma, Louisiana
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Took the granddaughters to see this museum. They loved to roam and touch everything they can in the place. We liked the museum too.

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Thank HENRY T
DeRidder, Louisiana
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Rainy day in Lafayette and it was too late to get into either of the historic areas so we tried here. Admission price was awesome, $16 for my family of 5. Museum is small but had some interesting things. What we liked most was the lack of crowds, we were able to spend the time looking at the displays and... More 

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Thank MandBee_NY
New Iberia, Louisiana
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This small museum always has something interesting to see. The Planetarium shows are very well done. This is not an expensive place to visit either.

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Thank pmlaque
Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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Thank KittycatTammy13
Lafayette, Louisiana
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38 reviews
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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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