Lafayette Science Museum
Lafayette Science Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • Kelly M
    Opp, Alabama54 contributions
    Great experience
    Downtown Lafayette so it's within walking distance of parking and other places to visit. Admission prices are reasonable, staff is very friendly and helpful. Lot's of hands on activities and interesting exhibits. Loved the Acadiana 360 virtual reality experience and the big screen that put you in the picture (forgot what the exhibit was called). A must do when in downtown Lafayette.
    Written March 5, 2020
  • Jim D
    Lafayette, Louisiana27 contributions
    Energy Exhibit
    This is an outstanding exhibit of the history of the petroleum industry! Good for beginners and advanced energy professionals. Most valuable to school aged kids wanting to learn more about where the products they use daily come from!
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 5, 2018
  • johnaB9596VT
    Lafayette, Louisiana8 contributions
    Grandsons were amazed
    We had 2 of our grandsons in for the weekend and decided to take them to the museum. They were definitely amazed especially at the planet and stars presentation,
    Traveled on business
    Written September 6, 2017
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Richard Lee
New York City, NY6 contributions
Sep 2022
Fairly small, but decent overall. The facility needs a bit more room for a science museum in this size of a town, but that's my only complaint
Written October 3, 2022
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Rhonda B
Lafayette, LA59 contributions
Feb 2020
Was invited for an event at the Scince Museum and what a nice treat !! This place is amazing !! So well laid out, walkign is easy, there are handrails of ayone needs extra support. Location is fun, as its down town Lafayette and lots of good eating places !! Great environment ! i will be back with friends and guests
Written March 6, 2020
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Kelly M
Opp, AL54 contributions
Feb 2020
Downtown Lafayette so it's within walking distance of parking and other places to visit. Admission prices are reasonable, staff is very friendly and helpful. Lot's of hands on activities and interesting exhibits. Loved the Acadiana 360 virtual reality experience and the big screen that put you in the picture (forgot what the exhibit was called). A must do when in downtown Lafayette.
Written March 5, 2020
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Nickstel
Lafayette, LA37 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Located right in the middle of downtown with plenty of restaurants around, making for a nice lunch outing. They had a virtual reality exhibit when we visited which was really cool. They also had paleontologist digging a skeleton out of a big piece of rock that you could watch through a glass wall. The planetarium is really nice also.
Written September 3, 2019
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Roam06207229442
3 contributions
May 2019
This is a dynamic science museum with enough interest for both my grandchildren and myself for multiple visits. The virtual reality exhibit was mesmerizing. I had trouble getting the grands away from it.
Written June 4, 2019
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Activeseniorjuly2010
San Francisco, CA46 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We visited the Museum with our 3 yo great-nephew during the Festivale Internationale event. The adults enjoyed the tour but there was very little to entertain the young one. He liked the wall size animated screen with the dinosaurs walking through town with his own image on the screen and also a table with wooden cars and buildings he could arrange.
The Children's Museum is more age-appropriate for him.
Written May 13, 2019
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Glen_Arbor_Blues
Ada, MI775 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We had a great time and it's only $5 to get in. The planetarium show was excellent. The guy who ran it was extremely knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the virtual reality area and could spend half a day there.
Written April 8, 2019
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cynthia f
Ward12 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Took my three year old grandson...not sure who had the best time, him his momma or me his Nonna. He loved it all but especially the interactive display the him and I played with..and he loved the planetarium and so did I. One of the best deal we experienced on our trip
Written December 20, 2018
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Melanie C
Arnaudville, LA25 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Took our 8 year old to visit the museum. We were all impressed by the many displays. Very interactive visually and manually. Throughly enjoyed the planetarium! Great place to go with kids to learn about science.
Written December 11, 2018
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Gina L
Thibodaux, LA195 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Visited this place with my family and my sister's family. My girls are in their 20s and my sister has a 6 year old grandchild. We all had a wonderful time. Beautiful and clean facility. Very educational. We all loved the very relaxing planetarium. Downtown Lafayette is beautiful. Reasonable admit fee. You can stay as long as you like.
Written September 5, 2018
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  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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