Special Saturdays

“Special Saturdays” at the LSU Museum of Natural Science is a STEM program that focuses on introducing children and their parents to the world of natural science. One Saturday a month we focus on a specific topic and invite experts from within the LSU research community to give short engaging talks accompanied by hands-on activities.

All programs are FREE and are especially appropriate for children ages 5-12. Sessions are held in the exhibit area of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Foster Hall)  from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please pre-register below prior to each session (max 35 kids)**. 

**Due to limited space we are unable to accommodate more than 35 kids per event. If an event is full you will be placed on a waiting list and notified via email. We will let you know if a spot opens up before the event. 

NOTE: If you experience difficulties signing up with the form below, email LSUMNS@lsu.edu with your Name, Email, Child's name(s) & age(s) and the Dates you want to reserve and we will put you on the list.



 2019-2020 Schedule

Special Saturday Schedule

Download PDF of schedule. 

September 21 -  Ice Sheet Retreat
Guest speaker: Dr. Phil Bart

October 19 - All About Penguins
Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Polito

November 16 - Phylo-what?
Guest speaker: Dr. Jeremy Brown

December 14 - Escape from Disaster
Guest Speaker: Rachel Harman

January 25 - Bust a Move
Guest Speaker: Jon Nations

February 15 - Fish, Fish, Fishes
Guest Speaker: Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty

March 7 - Ancient Antarctic Pollen
Guest Speaker: Meghan Duffy

April 4 - Pollination Station [CANCELED]
Guest Speakers: Laymon Ball, Janet Mansaray, Diego Paredes

May 2 - Salt: The Grain of Life [CANCELED]
Guest Speaker: Luis Santiago-Rosario


Special Saturdays is supported by the LSU College of Science, 

the Charles Lamar Family Foundation, & you!

logo: Charles Lamar Family Foundation

Contact Us

Museum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2855


Hours & Admissions

Admission: Free
: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
Closed: Sat; Sun; state holidays
*Closed Fri at 2 p.m. during school year.

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