Programs by Museum

The Louisiana State Museum's education programs are designed to help teachers and their students get the most out of museum visits and to help awaken an appreciation for our state’s history and diverse culture in both children and adults.

Each lesson begins with a pre-visit activity that prepares students for their visit to the museum. During their tour, they’ll enjoy searching the galleries as explorers in age-appropriate treasure hunts. The galleries come to life as students investigate and discover the interactive displays and artifacts, which entertain while imparting stories of our history, geography and culture.

Post-visit activities are included in every program. Museum educators offer specialized programming for small and large groups, and all educational programming is aligned to state content standards and grade level expectations (GLEs).

To book a group tour of our New Orleans properties, call or email us at 504-568-6962,  The Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge, 225-219-0729,  The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and North West Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches, 318-357-2493,

Volunteering Opportunites

Volunteers provide much-needed support to our education department and help ensure its goals are fulfilled. The Louisiana State Museum has a variety of volunteer levels—if you are interested in one of our volunteer opportunities, please complete and return the appropriate form. 


Docents give guided tours to scheduled adult and youth groups.

Docent-Application (pdf)


Interns are college students who support museum operations by assisting the education staff with projects related to program and tour development. 

Intern Application (pdf)

Junior Interns

Junior interns are high school students who serve as tour guides to students groups and assist in the development of children’s programming. (Summer Only) 

Junior-Intern-Application (pdf)