2018 Upcoming Events at Burden Museum & Gardens

Children's Garden Activities

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

September 8, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Plants Need Friends Too

Companion Planting - Plants do not get lonely but they can benefit from friends planted close by! Come learn about plants and their best friends.

This program is held for ages 6-12 years old. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event. Register in advance to Angie Wall at angwall@cox.net. A $15 fee is required for each child. Participants will receive a snack and a take home craft. Attendance is limited to 30.


StoryTime in the Garden

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

September 15, 2018 - 9 a.m.-Noon

Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. The last reading begins at 11:30. StoryTime is sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Registration is not required, and admission is free.

Children's Garden Activities

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

October 6, 2018 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Berry-rific Plants

All kinds of plants produce berries. Which are edible which are not? Let's garden and decorate with berries!

This program is held for ages 6-12 years old. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event. Register in advance to Angie Wall at angwall@cox.net. A $15 fee is required for each child. Participants will receive a snack and a take home craft. Attendance is limited to 30.


StoryTime in the Garden

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

October 6, 2018 - 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. The last reading begins at 11:30. StoryTime is sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Corn Maze admission of $10 per person is required; children 3 and under are admitted free.

Harvest Days

LSU Rural Life Museum

Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800's. Artisans will demonstrate skills related to the harvesting, hunting, fieldwork, and other 19th century duties. Activities will include cooking, soap making, boat building and wagon rides. Regular admission prices charged.

Corn Maze

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Corn Maze is a family friendly day of fall fun with numerous farm related activities. Join the crazy mazy fun every Saturday in October with hayrides, zip lining, face painting, Bayou Goula’s Petting Zoo, pumpkin decorating and more! Corn Maze has thousands of visitors each year and is Baton Rouge’s most aMAZEing event!

Enjoy hamburgers, food from local vendors, and corn inspired snacks like corndogs and popcorn.

Admission is $10 per person and free for children 3 and under.

Wine & Roses

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

October 17, 2018 - 6 p.m.

Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens invite you to dine among the roses for the most beautiful al fresco event of the year! Join us for an evening of delicious food and live music played by the John Gray Jazz Trio.

Guests are asked to wear cocktail attire. Tickets are $125 for nonmembers and $100 for members. Seating is limited and tickets sell out every year so please reserve your seat in advance. Call (225) 763-3990 ext. 6 for tickets and more information.


Night Maze and Bonfire

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

October 27, 2018 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wear your costume and kick off your Halloween celebrations at Night Maze! You won’t find anything spooky or ooky, just more mazy fun with a bonfire, smore’s, live music, and glow in the dark games.

Admission is $10 per person and free for children 3 and under.

Haints Haunts and Halloween: A Rural Life Fall Fair

LSU Rural Life Museum

Sunday, October 28, 2018. 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Wear your costumes!

Remember the sights, sounds and activities of an old fashioned country fair. Activities include: storytelling, face painting, wagon rides, and historic games. Refreshments available for sale: popcorn balls, ginger cookies, etc. This event concludes with a safe and scenic venue for trick-or-treating with old fashioned treats.

Admission: $5.00 per person. Recommended for children ages 2-9 years. Children under 2 admitted free.

Red Rooster Bash

LSU Rural Life Museum

Thursday, November 8, 2018


LSU Rural Life Museum will host a silent and live auction with numerous action items, lively music and a delicious barbecue fare. Red roosters will be immersed throughout the decor. Guests will also enjoy a cocktail hour, featuring the famous "Red Rooster" frozen drink.

Proceeds help support the Friends of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Tickets are $65 per person, $120.00 per couple or $600.00 total for groups of 8 people registering together.

For more information, please contact Molly Sanchez at (225) 765-2437.

StoryTime in the Garden

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

November 10, 2018 - 9 a.m.-Noon

Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. The last reading begins at 11:30. StoryTime is sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Registration is not required, and admission is free.

Poinsettia Sale

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

December 1, 2018 - 8 a.m. - Noon

It’s not Christmas in South Louisiana without coming to the poinsettia display and sale at the Botanic Gardens. Join us for our annual, one day only Poinsettia Show and Sale! The Botanic Gardens is one of the nationwide trial locations for new and classic poinsettia varieties. We rely on our customers to take part in the evaluation process to help poinsettia breeders to decide which poinsettias hit the shelves next Christmas season!

The event is open to the public for free admission.

A Rural Life Christmas

LSU Rural Life Museum

Sunday, December 2, 2018. 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ring in the Holiday season with a 19th century Louisiana celebration at the LSU Rural Life Museum. Decorations with natural trimmings representative of special times of long ago will be displayed throughout the museum's grounds. Seasonal activities such a musical groups, demonstrating artisans, open-hearth cooking, storytellers, and costumed re-enactors will present during this event.

Admission: $10.00 per person. Children 10 years and younger are admitted for free.

This event will conclude with a bonfire and a visit from Papa Noel!

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