Night at the Museum

Ever wonder what lies behind closed doors at the LSU Museum of Natural Science? “Night at the Museum” will give you a glimpse into the specimen collections and cutting edge research happening at the LSUMNS.

“Night at the Museum” is a FREE public event and everyone is welcome to attend. Each “night” we will focus on a specific LSUMNS research collection (i.e. birds, mammals, fish, etc). Scientists working with that collection will give short engaging talks about their research and then take guests on a behind the scenes tour* of their focus collection. You will also have the opportunity to meet graduate & undergraduate students working at the museum and learn about the animals they study. The event schedule can be viewed below. Join us for an experience you won’t forget!

Programs will occur twice a semester on a Thursday from 6-8pm (Doors open at 5:30pm). They will be held in the exhibit area of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Foster Hall) unless otherwise specified. Light refreshments will be served. 

*Due to limited space, only a certain amount of guests (max 45) will be able to partake in the behind the scenes tours. It will be first come first serve, so sign up early to reserve your spot using the form below! Even if you aren't able to participate in the tour, you can still come to the event to hear the talk, meet the scientists, and view specimens up close.

NOTE: If you experience difficulties signing up with the form below, email with your Name, Email, and the Dates you want to reserve and we will put you on the list. 

Night at the Museum 2017-2018 Schedule

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2017 - 2018 Schedule

**August 29 - LSU Special Collections**

September 28 - Birds

November 30 - Mammals

February 8 - Fish

April 5 - Amphibians & Reptiles

**The August 29th event is a special collaboration with LSU's Special Collections. It will be held in the Hill Memorial Library on LSU's Campus.

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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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