Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


Did you know?

The Louisiana State Museum's education programs stimulate awareness and appreciation of our state's rich and diverse history and culture.

The Museum offers a range of educational programs and resources to engage and inspire visitors of all ages.

To view the Museum's 5-year education plan click here 5-year program.

Louisiana State Museum 5-year Education Plan

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Educational Programs

The educational offerings of the museum, though designed to be interactive and fun filled expeditions, also connect students to the history, geography and culture of the great state of Louisiana! Each lesson begins with a pre-visit activity which prepares the students for an actual visit to the museum. Upon arrival, the students are treated to a participatory musical overview of the museum. Students then enjoy searching the galleries as they become explorers in age appropriate treasure hunts. Led by an excited museum educator, the galleries "come to life" as the students proceed and discover the interactive displays and artifacts. Students learn history, geography and the culture of the state of Louisiana while enjoying the exciting and interactive exhibits! Post-visit activities, which can be used for assessment, are included in every program. Large group as well as small group specialized programming is offered by the museum educators. All educational programming is aligned to the state content standards and Grade Level Expectations (GLE's).

Visit our Educational Programs page for a listing of all the programs the Louisiana State Museum has to offer.

Field Trips

We invite you to bring your class on a field trip to any of our museum sites and explore the artifacts, documents, art and historic architecture up close. School tours are aligned with the Louisiana Department of Education Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations.

School tours are free for students and chaperones. We require at least one adult chaperone for every 10 students.

All school and youth groups of more than 10 students must make a reservation. We recommend scheduling your tour at least two weeks in advance.

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To Schedule a Tour:
Baton Rouge:  225-342-5414
New Orleans:  504-568-2126
Patterson:  985-399-1268
Thibodeaux:  985-447-0915


Be inspired by the collection! The Museum offers many special programs for teachers, including exclusive exhibition viewings, professional development courses as well as tailor-made courses to suit your specific needs. These events are free and open to all area teachers. Please check the calendar for courses and workshops.

Visit our Educational Resources page for class-specific educational programs the Louisiana State Museum provides.
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School Partnerships and Projects

The Museum works with many schools to develop exciting and innovative learning opportunities.photo of K-12 education and learning at the Louisiana State Museum


Volunteers play an important role in assisting the education department fulfill its goals and objectives.

  • Docents: Are you interested in the Louisiana State Museum’s exhibitions and historical collections? Do you have a passion for learning and working with the public? Are you seeking a rewarding volunteer experience? If so, then consider becoming a volunteer docent at the Louisiana State Museum.  A background in history is not required to become a Louisiana State Museum docent; the Museum provides all necessary training and education for volunteers. Prospective volunteers must fill out the docent application and attend a training session to become a docent.  If you are interested in becoming a museum docent, please contact the Education Office at 504-568-2126.
  • Interns support museum operations by assisting the education staff with projects related to audience and program development, K-12 programming and tour development. If you are interested in becoming a museum intern, please contact the Education Office at 504-568-2126.
  • Junior Interns are high school students who assist the education department while gaining valuable experience and training in the Museum field.  Junior Interns serve as team leaders and tour guides to groups of students during the summer months and assist in the development of children’s programming.  If you are interested in becoming a Junior Intern, please contact the Education Office at 504-568-2126.
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