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Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Louisiana Arts & Science Museum and Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

  • 100 S. River Rd. Map It
  • Baton Rouge

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Housed in a 1925 Illinois Central railroad station near the Old State Capitol, this idiosyncratic but high-quality collection brings together a contemporary-art gallery and an Egyptian tomb exhibit featuring a mummy from 300 BC. Also here are a children's museum and a kid-friendly planetarium. The planetarium presents shows regularly, as does the ExxonMobil Space Theater. The museum hosts traveling exhibits, and houses the nation's second-largest collection of sculptures by 20th-century Croatian artist Ivan Mestrovic, many of which adorn the entrance hall.

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100 S. River Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $7.25 ($9 with planetarium show)
  • Tues.–Fri. 10–3, Sat. 10–5 (planetarium 10–8), Sun. 1–4


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