2880 N Westport Drive
Port Allen, LA 70767
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Arts & Museums
Housed inside a warehouse, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (L.A.S.M) enjoys a scenic location around the banks of the splendid Mississippi River. The permanent collections are the real stunners - however its roving exhibitions are quite impressive too. Stop by the ancient Egypt Gallery which boasts a real mummy as well as an ancient tomb. Interactive and life-like exhibits enrapture the little kids who can't get enough of the action. Workshops, classes, nature trails, vacation camps and lectures contribute to a comprehensive educational program.
The LSU Museum of Art (LSU MOA), located in the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, opened in March 2005. The museum, part of Louisiana State University (LSU), manifests a decade-long vision to offer LSU and the Baton Rouge community greater access to its diverse art collection, changing exhibitions, education programs, and special events - all within an exceptional cultural complex.
A contemporary fine art gallery, Brunner Gallery features works by such artists as Susan Johnston, John Darling Haynes, Joseph Watts, Anastasia, Ruud van den Eykel, and Kat Fullilove.
The 125,000 square-foot Shaw Center for the Arts features the LSU Museum of Art, Manship Theatre, the LSU School of Art Gallery, Brunner Gallery, and the LSU Museum Store, as well as rental venues for private events. Eateries on the premises include Tsunami, Capital City Grill, PJ's Coffee House and Stroube
Built in the 19th Century on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Old State Capitol is today a popular museum and event venue. The building is unique in the area because of its Gothic architecture and castle-like facade. The Museum of Political History, located inside, contains information about Louisiana’s early years as a state as well as the occasional traveling exhibit.
National Register property, historic military post and former site of LSU. Exhibits of State Capital & Huey Long. Gift shop for Louisiana crafts & souvenirs. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A great place for art enthusiasts, this museum is a must visit if in Louisiana. They have two permanent exhibits: Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation, and Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America. The huge and lovely museum has great architecture and is also available for lectures, meetings or receptions. To go back in history and learn the culture of the city, this place is definitely a can't-miss.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting art, artifacts and buildings related to the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The West Baton Rouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting, preserving and presenting artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like that reflect the history and cultural heritage of West Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding areas for the benefit of the general public and future generations.
Built in 1906, restored as a Bicentenial Project in 1976. A Victorian Cottage surrounded by Heritage Village reproducing turn of the century life in the small farming community of Baker, Louisiana.
In 1999, the sixteen natural history collections at Louisiana State University were designated by the state legislature as the "Louisiana Museum of Natural History." Together, these collections hold a total of more than 2.8 million specimens, objects, and artifacts that document the rich natural history of the state. The museum is divided into two main parts: the public exhibits containing both habitat and biological exhibits, along with identification panels and the research collections used by scientists from all over the world.
The Baton Rouge gallery located in the well known City Park, is one of the oldest art co-operations in the country. Established in 1965, this gallery as gained popularity in time and is known to be among the best. Started with just eight artists who wanted to share their work with the world, currently the Baton Rouge Gallery has over 50 artists who are a roster. This gallery keeps hosting a number of artistic events which is a must visit for art lovers. Visit their website to know more about the event schedules and exhibits.