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Lafayette Science Museum

433 Jefferson Street

Serving as a playful portal into a vast universe of discovery, The Lafayette Science Museum offers a fun, hands-on experience for curious minds of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, the museum houses exhibits and installations that are sure to enlighten and educate while proving that you’re never too old to learn something new – and, of course, have lots of fun in the process.


Debanjali Banerjee

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Nice place for kids and sometimes adults; who knows. Love their shows and other scientific stuffs

Rebekah Prudhomme

Thursday, July 5, 2018
I just spent 6 hours here (minus about 30min for lunch at the pizza place a couple of doors down) with 2 of my grandkids (ages 6 and 10.) They loved it! We saw 2 planetarium shows, "The Magic Treehouse," and "The Sky Tonight." I wasn't sure how the 6yr old boy would do in the 2nd show, which is aimed more at older kids, but the curator, David Hostetter, made it very interesting and he was so engaged he was even answering questions that Mr. Hostetter was asking, and remembering the names of stars that were pointed out. Some of the other exhibits that held their attention for a lot of time were the Virtual Reality games, the robot arms, the Crawl Space (with live insects and other creepy crawlies), and the Nano exhibit (especially the magnetic particles and the block city on a tilting table.) The last thing we saw was a very large TV screen where they could see themselves and interact with dinosaurs on the screen. They could have kept playing with those dinosaurs for at least another 30min, but the museum was closing. We will certainly go back another time.

Amy Eals

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Very nice 2 story building,wish they would get exhibits from other museums.

LaneVids TheFunnyrats

Thursday, March 15, 2018
We have annual passes to the science museum. It's only $50 for up to 6 people. Well worth the money. They have shows in the planetarium every day, and plenty of things to look at such as how oil rigs operate, dinosaur exhibits, meterite exhibit, animal skeleton and skulls, an insect exhibit called crawl space, and more. They also have exhibits come in a few times a year as well. Check their calendar of events on their website.

Nicholas Leonards

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Amazing gem in Lafayette- Dino exhibits, planetarium, virtual reality, fossils, gems, meteorites- very modern and sleek building. Highly recommend for a fun and interesting afternoon!

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