Special Saturdays

In-person at the Museum of Natural Science

“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. 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

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

Special Saturdays April 2022 Schedule 

Date Title Special Guest Description
April 2nd LSU Campus Mounds Dr. Brooks Ellwood, Professor of Geology and Geophysics

Did you know that there are over 700 known mound sites in Louisiana, made by Indigenous Peoples who have lived in North America for at least 22,000 years! Learn about the amazing world of LA’s earliest people and some of the fantastic mounds that they created. Talk given by Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Dr. Brooks Ellwood.

April 16th Antarctica Expeditions Katherine McNulty, Geologist & Graduate Student Joining us fresh from her research trip to Antarctica, special guest Katherine McNulty will be telling us what it is really like to do remote fieldwork on the largest desert and least populated continent in the world! Hear about Katie’s work on the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research Project and learn about snow cover in the dry valleys of Antarctica.
April 30th  Differences in the Brain Dr. Ryoichi Teruyama, Associate Professor Dept. of Biological Sciences

Learn about our most mysterious organ and answer questions, like are there differences between male and female brains? You might even get to see what a real alligator brain looks like! With special guest and brain expert Dr. Ryoichi Teruyama.

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Special Saturdays is supported by the LSU College of Science, the Charles Lamar Family Foundation and you!

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


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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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