Girls Day at the Museum | LSU College of Science

Girls Day at the Museum

Wanted: GIRLS who are problem solvers, explorers and hidden gem seekers—for a day of science fun at the LSU Museum of Natural Science. 

The LSU Museum of Natural Science and LSU College of Science invite girls in grades 4 through 6 to apply to LSU’s Girls Day at the Museum.  

We are thrilled to bring Girls Day at the Museum back in person this year! Participants will meet new, like-minded friends, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the LSU Museum of Natural Science, learn from LSU College of Science student organizations through hands-on science activities, AND snack and chat with some of LSU's top women scientists.

Don't worry parents, we've got some fun in store for you too! Parents and guardians are welcomed to attend our Coaching Your Daughter Through STEM session that will feature some of LSU's top women educators and researchers who will give advice on how to foster your daughter's STEM interests. Parents and guardians will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the LSU Museum of Natural Science and the chance to mingle with others whose daughters also have STEM interests. 


Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our LSU Girls' Day at the Museum event to Saturday, March 26, 2022. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 25.

The health and safety of our participants and event staff are our top priority; therefore, the following precautions will be in place: 

  • All participants will be required to wear masks during the event and provide proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test 48 hour prior to the event.
  • Activity stations will be moved outdoors.
  • Smaller group sizes will be implemented.

We will continue monitoring COVID-19 cases and will update our event details, if needed.

Girls Day at the Museum

Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LSU Museum of Natural Science

Apply for Girls Day at the Museum 2022

Application deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022


Parent testimonials:

"I loved this program for my daughter. I was impressed by each aspect. I loved the panel and especially enjoyed Dr. Thomas. Thank you for this program."

"I have received so many tips and valuable insight that I look forward to putting into practice. This has been an awesome experience that will truly benefit my daughter. Thanks!"

"Outstanding program. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity offered to my daughter. Please continue this."

"Guidance on how to encourage their interests in STEM and support their learning was very helpful." 

Photo Gallery:

These photos were taken before the Coronavirus pandemic.

Four participants posing in front of the photo screen at Girls Day at the Museum.Chelsea Springs holds a Madagascar roach as Julia Whitney pets it.Group of girls standing around the insect display in the LSU Museum of Natural Science.Esha Shah, right, and Jenna Nussbaumer along with other girls create specimens our of clay.

From left to right, Professor Tega Ighedo, Allyson Atkins, Chevi Ebanks, Julia Whitney and Professor Carol Wilson pose for a photo after their snack and chat session.

 

Read what some of the girls who attended our first Girls Night at the Museum thought about the experience in our Girls Night at the Museum Inspires Girls to Chase Science blog post.

This event is part of the Geaux Science Explorations series of outreach activities sponsored by Halliburton and the LSU College of Science.