Teacher Toolkit

Tools for an immersive visit. When touring the Lafayette Science Museum, your group will be self-guided. While staff members are available to offer assistance as needed, teachers are responsible for establishing learning goals and chaperones are responsible for ensuring students know the learning goals during their time at the Museum.

We've put together some tools to enhance learning in our galleries:

  • LSM Teacher Guide (PDF) – A comprehensive guide to everything you'll find inside the Museum. Includes curriculum connections, hands-on educational activities, and detailed learning objectives for each of our exhibits and displays.                    
  • Planetarium Shows for School Groups (PDF) – We are pleased to offer your students the unforgettable experience of a planetarium show under our state-of-the-art dome. Programs begin at 9:10 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., and 12:10 a.m., and last 50 minutes. The planetarium has seating for 80 students with teachers.

Traveling Science Kits Available for Check-Out:

Lafayette Science Museum has a collection of Science Kits available for educators to check out and use in their classrooms. The kits are free and are loaned out for 2 week periods, with a renewal option. Teachers can pick up and return the kits at the front desk of LSM during open hours. Contact Edi Gilbert for scheduling: 337-291-5483 or egilbert@lafayettela.gov.

The American Revolution - artifacts, books & folders, activity kits, posters, clothing, videos, CDs

Science of Colonial Life - art, books & folders, education, finance, games & pastimes, household items, ladies', men's, and boy's items, video

Dinosaurs - fossil replicas, track casts, books & folders, games & puzzles

Fossils - samples & replicas, books & pamphlets, activities

Human Body - bone replicas, poster, information folder, games & puzzles

Minerals - samples, identification flash cards, literature, teaching aides

Rocks - samples, literature, teaching aides

Solar System - books & folders, posters, maps, activities, DVD

Squamates - specimen (skins, skulls, skeletons), books & pamphlets, activities