2022 Upcoming Events at Burden Museum & Gardens

Poinsettia Show & Sale


LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
December 3
Begins at 9 a.m.

It's not Christmas in Louisiana without our Burden poinsettias! Over 20 varieties of locally-grown poinsettias will be on display and available for sale in the Botanic Gardens greenhouse. The Botanic Gardens evaluates poinsettia varieties developed by breeders worldwide. These varieties will be exclusively sold at the annual show and sale.

StoryTime in the Garden

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LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden
9 a.m.-Noon

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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 .

2022 dates

  • September 10 at the Pavilion
  • October 1 at Corn Maze at the Pavilion
  • November 12 at the Pavilion
  • December 3 at the Pavilion

Birding at Burden


Multiple dates
September 17, October 22, November 19 and December 17
$5 per person
Tickets, dates and times atEventbrite.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.

Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

A Rural Life Christmas


LSU Rural Life Museum
December 4
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ring in the Christmas season with a 19th century Louisiana celebration. Musical groups, demonstrating artisans, storytellers and costumed reenactors will be present to set the holiday mood. The event will conclude with a bonfire and a very special guest.

Get ticket and event information here.