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Lafayette Science Museum

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Address: 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone Number: +1 337-291-5544
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 13:00 - 18:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Hawaii Travellers visit the Lafayette Science Museum

Metered on street parking is $1.00 (4-quarters) for 2 hrs. Nice museum, good interactive displays for kids. I found the product concept, design and development displays especially... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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HONOLULU
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Metered on street parking is $1.00 (4-quarters) for 2 hrs. Nice museum, good interactive displays for kids. I found the product concept, design and development displays especially interesting. We walked the main street since we were a little early to take in some local shops.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our 3 year old loved it! He couldn't get enough of the fossils and the little rocket simulator! There is a bug exhibit and a planetarium as well, which was closed because we went late on Sunday afternoon after the last show, but overall it was a pleasant yet educational experience.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I love taking our kids exploring different areas around our city, and they really enjoyed all of the exhibits at the Science Museum. They have a film about stars and our solar system, a meteorite exhibit, and a play room for kids to play and have a puppet show. When we went, there was a Dinosaur exhibit... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

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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Thank katyheeren
Carencro, La
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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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Thank mejacks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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Thank BunchesMcguinty5150
Lafayette
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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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