BATON ROUGE – Can you explore a solar eclipse, learn about a mission to Pluto, and travel to the stars all in one day? You can at Louisiana Art & Science Museum's celebration of National Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 29!

From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Louisiana Art & Science Museum will host activities in coordination with National Astronomy Day 2017.

The focus of this year’s event in Baton Rouge will be the upcoming solar eclipse. Partnering with us will be a NASA Solar System Ambassador for the New Horizons mission to Pluto.

This special guest will have information from the mission and will bring a newly created Pluto globe that she received from NASA just a couple of weeks ago.

Visitors will take part in a variety of astronomy related activities for all ages, including hands-on stations and displays.

Participants will also be able to purchase solar viewing glasses, specially created to help them see the sun.

In the planetarium, there will be a special showing of Earth, Moon & Sun following a short film on the solar eclipse (scheduled to occur on Aug. 21, 2017).

Also enjoy our seasonal featurette “The Sky Tonight” shown before our newest planetarium show “We Are Stars.” “The Sky Tonight” showcases constellations, planets, and stars that are visible in south Louisiana this spring.

Astronomy Day activities are included with general museum admission.

For more information about Astronomy Day and current planetarium shows, please visit

About Louisiana Art & Science Museum

A nonprofit organization housed on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art & Science Museum enhances the understanding and appreciation of art and science for general audiences and students by presenting unique, educational and entertaining experiences that encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and foster the pursuit of knowledge. More information about the Art & Science Museum is available at

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