Louisiana Art & Science Museum Celebrates Shark Week with Shark Day at the Museum
BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – The Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) will celebrate the end of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week with Shark Day at the Museum on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with ocean-themed films in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and Adalié Brent Auditorium.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive early for Family Hour Stargazing at 10 AM for the chance to snag a free shark headband. Headbands will only be handed out to the first 100 children in the museum on a first come, first served basis. The LASM will also have a nautical-themed scavenger hunt around the museum for younger visitors.
“Shark Week, which was originally devoted to conservation efforts, grew over time in popularity to become an annual hit on the Discovery Channel,” states Sheree Westerhaus, LASM Operations Director. “At the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, we look forward each year to this educational and entertaining day that we call Shark Day when we bring back our favorite ocean-themed shows in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium.”
The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium will bring back a full water-filled lineup, including Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean, Water: A Cosmic Story, and the premiere of Legend of the Enchanted Reef. The museum will also show Search for the Great Sharks in the Adalié Brent Auditorium throughout the day.
“This year, we are excited to reintroduce a family favorite, Kahluoka’hina; the Enchanted Reef, and premiere its prequel, Legend of the Enchanted Reef,” continues Westerhaus. “Shark Day at the Museum will be a great day to escape the Baton Rouge heat with refreshing underwater adventures that encourage discovery for visitors of all ages.”
General museum admission includes all Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and Adalié Brent Auditorium shows. Admission is free for LASM members.