2024 Upcoming Events at Burden Museum & Gardens

StoryTime in the Garden

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LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Dates listed below

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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StoryTime in the Garden is a creative way of mixing storytelling and imagination with hands on craft activities for children. The program meets one Saturday a month August through May from 9 a.m. - noon. Children ages 3-8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. All children participating in the program must be accompanied by an adult. The last reading begins at 11:30 a.m.

Registration is not required and admission is free.

Spring 2024 StoryTime in the Garden Dates:
  • May 4

Birding at Burden

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
2024 dates
listed below

$10 per person
Tickets, dates and times at Eventbrite.com

Did you know 320 species of birds have been recorded in and around Burden, including common species, such as northern mockingbirds and ruby-throated hummingbirds, seven different woodpeckers, waterfowl and wading birds, and a variety of resident migratory songbirds?

Grab your birding gear and join us bright and early to catch a glimpse of some of these species on a three-hour guided tour lead by different birding specialists through the birding loops at Burden.

2024 Birding at Burden Dates

  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20

Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

Apprentice Program Summer Day Camp

LSU Rural Life Museum
Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7, 2024
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Daily

Open to 4th-8th graders for the 2024-2025 school year

Camp Experience:

During the camp, campers will be taught various traditional skills and trades under the guidance of skilled artisans & museum staff. They will experience different crafts that were once part of everyday life in the past, including blacksmithing, calligraphy, candle-making, weaving, woodworking, and more. Each day will bring a new adventure, where campers can learn practical skills and discover stories from the past.

Camp Cost:

The cost of this immersive journey is $125 per camper, offering exceptional value for an unforgettable summer experience. This fee is due on or before the first day of camp.


Secure your spot in the LSU Rural Life Museum Apprentice Program by registering online. Don't miss out on this chance to step back in time and discover the wonders of Louisiana's rural heritage!

Click Here to Register!

Orchid Show & Sale

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
July 2024

The Baton Rouge Orchid Society's Annual Show & Sale offers stunning visual displays from multiple Orchid Societies across the Gulf Coast, affordable sale plants from local vendors, tours of the BROS orchid collections, and educational sessions on growing and caring for orchids! This event is free and open to the public.

Corn Maze

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
October 2024

Join us as we open our fields and crank up our tractors to usher in the Fall season with some crazy mazy outdoor fun in October 2024. More details to come!

Night Maze & Bonfire

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
October 2024

Grab your costumes, glow sticks, and flash lights and head on over Night Maze. At our family-friendly Night Maze you can take a stroll through the corn maze, roast marshmallows by the bonfire, climb the hay mountain, go for a "swim" in the corn crib, play awesome games, and dance to live music!

Wine & Roses Rambler

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
November 2024

The Friends of LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden invite you to ramble through the Gardens!

Stroll through the gardens as you savor gourmet hors d'oeuvres from some of your favorite local restaurants, sip fine wine specially selected for each small bite, and engage your senses in an aromatic wine tasting. Guests will also enjoy live music, a wine toss, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Poinsettia Show & Sale

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November 2024

It's not Christmas in Louisiana without our Burden Poinsettias! Over 50 varieties of Poinsettias will be on display and available for sale at the Botanic Gardens greenhouse. The botanic gardens evaluates Poinsettia varieties developed by breeders worldwide and they will be exclusively sold at the annual show and sale. A limited number of each variety are available so arrive on time so that you don't miss out on these rare varieties of Poinsettias!