Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. The art galleries showcase changing fine art exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. In the interactive art and science galleries designed just for children, creative and enlightening fun comes in many forms. The Ancient Egypt Gallery houses ancient artifacts and a Ptolemaic-era mummy that rests in a re-created rock-cut tomb. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium features sky shows, large-format films, visual music shows, and galleries devoted to space science. In the Museum Store at the Art & Science Museum, visitors enjoy shopping for unique handcrafted merchandise, books, toys, and a large selection of objects related to the museum’s exhibits.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum serves the community through lectures, workshops, classes, teacher inservices, camps, and other programming. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

The Art & Science Museum receives generous operating support from the East Baton Rouge City Parish Government, members of the museum, and the Community Fund for the Arts Campaign. Louisiana Art & Science Museum is also supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency.

The museum is located at 100 River Road South in downtown Baton Rouge. The building is next to the Mississippi River and is west of, and across River Road from, the Old State Capitol. Metered parking may be available in front of the museum on River Road. Additional street parking is available on North Boulevard, Convention Street and adjacent parking lots. For a complete parking guide for the downtown area, please visit the Baton Rouge Downtown Development District

Institution: Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Opened in: 2003
System type: fixed
Category: Museum / Science Center
Dome size: 18 (m)
Number of seats: 171
CEO / Director: N/A
Official website:

Theatre Details

Theater name: Irene W. Pennington Planetarium
Institution name: Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: School Students
Opened in: 2003
Yearly average attendance:
APLF profile: Visit the planetarium page

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 18 (m)
Dome Shape: Geodesic
Dome Alignment: tilted
Dome Tilt: 14°

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2013
Projectors Configuration: Multi Channel
N° of Projectors: 2
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology:
Closest Dome Resolution: 4K
Stereo 3D: None

Audio System

Audio System: 5.1 System
Tot. N° of speakers:


Orientation: Unidirectional
N° of Seats: 171
Headrest Yes
Interactive device

Programming & Features

Programming & Features: Educational, Experimental, Fulldome features, Live entertainment, Shorts, Traditional
Additional features:

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Stage type:
Stage size:

People working at Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

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Jay Lamm

Media Artist

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Productions & Co-Productions

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Fulldome Shows screened and screening here

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The Sublime
Chaos & Order – A Mathematic Symphony
LICHTMOND – Universe Of Light
Flight of the Butterflies
Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies
Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder
Jeepers Creepers
New Horizons for a Little Planet

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Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Spontaneous Fantasia
Star of Bethlehem
Voices in the dark
Voices in the dark

Contact Details

Address: 100 South River Road (PO Box 3373)
ZIP / Postal code: 70802
City: Baton Rouge
Country: USA
Continent: North America
Latitude: 30°26'44.448"
Longitude: -91°11'25.116"
Phone: 225-344-9478

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