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Lafayette Science Museum

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Address: 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: 337-291-5544
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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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Fun visit for 5 year old

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mejacks
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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Thank BunchesMcguinty5150
Lafayette
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Praye58
Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I took My 4 Year Old here to check out the Fossil Giants and we had a blast. It was so cool and BIG!!. We walked around got to see some really awesome stuff and learned some cool stuff as well. There is lots of hands on stuff for the kids to experience some science. We had such a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Located in the downtown area in Lafayette , its very kid friendly and hands on . your allowed to not only see the exhibits but touch them . the observatory is excellent. They rotate the 360 degree room to fit the season your in . great narratives. A must for all children .a good family outing.

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