Lafayette Science Museum
The Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium presents science, technology and history through exhibitions, planetarium shows, hands-on interactive experiences, films, workshops and other programs for children, families and adults. The building is an example of urban re-design and re-use, and has received many design awards for its dramatic interior space. The Museum & Planetarium offers facilities for school tours, group tours, special Planetarium shows, seated or buffet meals, dances, concerts, film screenings, meetings, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and other events.
Ideas for use
- School tours, group tours, special planetarium shows.
- Seated or buffet meals.
- Dances, concerts, film screenings.
- Meetings, parties, receptions.
Spaces available for rent
- Maximum capacity 2,000.
- For more than 1,000 guests - Both floors of the Museum, including exhibit galleries, auditorium, classrooms and planetarium.
- For more than 500 guests - Either the first or second floor of the Museum.
- For less than 500 guests - Museum lobby area
- For 175 guests - Non-fixed seating auditorium can be set up theater style, auditorium style, banquet style, classroom style or for a party.
- Fixed or non-fixed seating classrooms for smaller sized parties.
Other Amenities & Services
- Auditorium offers a built-in screen, projection, and sound systems.
- Projection and screens available in both classrooms.
- Available at no charge are internet access, 16 networked laptops, a SmartBoard, podiums, televisions and other technology options.
- For all events, 8 foot tables, chairs and ice are available at no extra charge.
- Museum gift store can be open for special events with 24-hour notice.
- Paid parking is available in the municipal parking garage one block south of the Museum and on the street at metered spaces.
Lafayette Natural History Museum &Planetarium
433 Jefferson St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 291-5544, fax: (337) 291-5464
Mary Henderson, Director
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