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Lafayette Science Museum

Address: 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: 337-291-5544
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Lafayette
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The cultural heritage of Southwestern Louisiana is preserved at this combination museum and...
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Attraction details
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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Annapolis, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Visited with our 7 year old granddaughter. Interesting displays and a planetarium. It was a fun afternoon.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
98 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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