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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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They always have a fun display

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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English first
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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.

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.

Thank Indi C
Lafayette, La
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91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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

Thank sxtt38a
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203 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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.

DeRidder, Louisiana
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

Thank MandBee_NY
New Iberia, Louisiana
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58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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.

Thank KittycatTammy13
Lafayette, Louisiana
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38 reviews
19 attraction 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 

Thank Theeforeigner84
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank vacationneededs53

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