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Lafayette Science Museum

433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
337-291-5544
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Lafayette
Type: Natural History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The cultural heritage of Southwestern Louisiana is preserved at this combination museum and planetarium, which houses over 1,000 paintings, prints and... more » 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. « less
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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
86 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I like to visit museums and I like this one too, few things in there I have never seen before. It was worth visiting.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had a blast! My two teen aged grands enjoyed it totally. Highly recommended. The planetarium was the highlight, a must see!

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