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Nature Events

Dec
22
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Dec
22
2017
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Dec
23
2017
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
1
2018
Back to Nature Photo Contest

It’s time to get BACK TO NATURE so get out your camera and get in the woods! This year photographers are challenged to let their photographs answer this question for them. How does nature embrace change?

Registration Deadline: 04/02/2018

Ages: All ages

Jan
2
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
3
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
4
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
4
2018
The Striped Alligator

Kids will create a fabric collage of a native Louisiana animal while learning the process of fiber art creation. All materials included. Drop offs allowed.

Ages: 7-12

Jan
5
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
6
2018
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species.

Jan
6
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
6
2018
Frogwatch USA Training - Ribbit Ribbit!

FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of amphibians worldwide have experienced decline in past decades.

Ages: 12+

Jan
6
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
6
2018
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Jan
6
2018
Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Jan
7
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
9
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
10
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
11
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

Jan
12
2018
Swamp Art Show Series

Join us year-round for a series of art exhibits inspired by Bluebonnet Swamp. Each show features a different medium and theme that changes from year to year.

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