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Lafayette Science Museum

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Address: 433 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7013
Phone Number: 337-291-5544
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1:00 pm - 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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Small, but very good planetarium

This little place is a nice summer or school break visit for one day. It'll take only a couple of hours to go through the whole museum. The planetarium is very nice and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Carencro, La
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful inside with up to date exhibits. Totally worth your time as a family. Staff was super informative and welcoming. The planetarium is fabulous, stay for two different shows it was so amazing even to my wild five year old boy! Price is great too!

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Carencro, La
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place is a nice summer or school break visit for one day. It'll take only a couple of hours to go through the whole museum. The planetarium is very nice and the presenter is very knowledgeable.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Took our grandson to escape the heat. Some of the educational material was a little advanced for his age, but he had a blast with the interactive space program exhibits, the dinosaurs, the video games and the play area. He was also fascinated by the planetarium even though the program was geared to slightly older kids. Overall a great, inexpensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Go on, check it out. Get on the website and find out what is new. The Planetarium is cozy, and fantastic. Be sure to sit in the middle!

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Lafayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Very nice visit with the grandkids. Lots of information. Cost was reasonable. Enjoyed all of the exhibits. Would recommend more hands-on activities.

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Was curious as to what the museum had to offer. Was pleasantly surprised. Staff offer help and provided more information on the exhibits.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Well selected collection and better than one would expect in a town of this size. Right in the center of things on the main shopping and dining street.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

it was a rainy day and I was looking for a good kids place. 3 age groups not counting adults and all enjoyed their visit

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

All of the hand on activities provided a great deal of fun for both my husband and 12 year old stepson. They didn't even realise they were learning! A great variety of displays and topics are covered and it is a great way to spend a cold and rainy day.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We take our grandchildren to this museum often. They love the dinosaur exhibit, the rocks, and the planetarium.

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