Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational and entertainment opportunities for visitors of all ages. - Special Collections and Exhibits - Featured are changing fine art exhibitions, interactive art and science galleries for children, the Ancient Egypt Gallery, and simulated space travel in the Challenger Learning Center. In addition, the center offers lectures, workshops, and classes. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium and ExxonMobil Space Theater offers planetarium shows and large-format films. LASM is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.