Looking to dig deeper and uncover the rich history and culture of Baton Rouge? There are plenty of historic and interactive museums in the Baton Rouge area, each with its own story to tell. Some focus on the arts, others on science, but they all help understand the uniqueness behind our beloved Baton Rouge and the state of Louisiana.
There’s also a handful of museums that participate in First Sunday, which gives visitors the opportunity to visit on the first Sunday of the month for free. Keep in mind that some museums also offer free admissions to children and college students.
The following will help you locate and learn a bit about the museums in Baton Rouge:
100 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
First of on our list is the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. The museum provides some of the most unique and entertaining experiences for all ages to enjoy. The Art and Science museum is located in a 1925 historic railway station, which adds on to its level of history. If that’s not enough to get you going, you’ll also be able to find permanent exhibits from Ancient Egypt and large Solar System displays. The museum also includes hands-on galleries for children and a state-of-the-art Planetarium with full-dome digital video projection that puts you in the center of the action.
660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge features 6 main sections full of exhibitions and different themes. Switching from one themed section to the next will leave you amazed since each sectioned is themed after a different era and culture. The museum’s themes include the Cabildo, the Presbytère, the Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill, a Jazz Museum, Capitol Park, and the Sports Hall of Fame. You’ll be able to find over 300 years of history covering cultures, music, sports, fashion, the Baton Rouge landscape, and various arts. Capitol Park Museum also features special events for your family to enjoy.
Note: Each section requires you to purchase a separate entry.
4560 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
The LSU Rural Life Museum is a great place to get a feel of how things were done around the South in the past. Visitors can travel to the past and experience lifestyles and traditions through artifacts, architecture, and other memorabilia from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Rural Life Museum also teaches its visitors how people from the past survived without phone, computers, automob