Events

Pirate Experience

Capitol Park Museum 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA

All ages welcome; free for those in pirate costume or with Smithsonian Museum Day tickets, ticketed admission for the other landlubbers. Celebrate the Mardi Gras Shipwreck exhibition with Capitol Park Museum and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development - Division of Archaeology from 9am-3pm for a day of pirate-themed fun! Museum Day is a annual […]

Living in the Past

Capitol Park Museum 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA

Our "Living in the Past" event is a free event for the general public which highlights ancient technologies, including pottery making, flint knapping, and atlatl throwing. Children will have the opportunity to make their own pottery using ancient methods, throw an atlatl, and practice their excavation skills using our dig boxes. 

Louisiana Archaeology Talks

Capitol Park Museum 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Archaeology Talks is a free event featuring talks and exhibits by five archaeologists from across Louisiana. Each speaker will focus on a particular area of interest, including the first Acadians¬†(Nouvelle Acadie), the Caddo, Marksville, Poverty Point, and Storyville, and will bring artifacts and books to exhibit during their talk. Speakers include Dr. Diana Greenlee, […]