2023 Upcoming Events at Burden Museum & Gardens

Birding at Burden

2023 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.

2023 Birding at Burden Dates

  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 11
  • December 9

Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

StoryTime in the Garden

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LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden

Dates listed below

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

View StoryTime in the Garden Videos

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.

2023 - 2024 StoryTime in the Garden Dates:
  • October 14
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 20
  • February 10
  • March 2
  • April 13
  • May 4

Music in the Gardens

LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden

September 21, 2023

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Be one of the first to experience Music in the Gardens, a treat for the senses!

Soak up the sounds of local up-and-coming bands while basking in the beauty of the Botanic Gardens. We'll bring the tunes, the views, and the fun. You bring friends and family, your coolest picnic setup, and your dancin' shoes!

Admission ranges from $5 to $25. Friends members receive a discount on all ticket levels.

Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

Corn Maze at Burden

A family walks through the Corn Maze at Burden.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden
October 7, 8, 14, 21 and 28

Join us as we open our fields and crank up our tractors to usher in the Fall season with some crazy mazy outdoor fun offered to the public on Saturdays in October, on Fridays for school field trips, and finally on the first Sunday ever!

Advance tickets available at https://bit.ly/CornMaze23.

Tickets will not be available to purchase at the gate.

Harvest Days

A young girl at Harvest Days.

LSU Rural Life Museum
October 7 - 8, 2023
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms 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 open-hearth cooking, soap making, and wagon rides and much more!

Advance tickets available at BonTempsTix.

At the door ticket prices:

Ages 0-3: Free

Ages 4-10: $10

Ages 12+: $12

Night Maze at Burden

People gathered around the campfire participating in bonfire night.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden
Saturday, October 28
6 - 9 p.m

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!

Haints, Haunts, and Halloween

A fortune teller telling a young child's fortune.

LSU Rural Life Museum
Sunday, October 29, 2023
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Remember the sights, sounds, and activities of an old-fashioned country fair. Join the staff and volunteers of the Rural Life Museum as they provide a safe and fun Halloween event for families. Storytelling, cake walks, games, and trick-or-treating are some of the events kids will be able to participate in while on the museum grounds.

Advance tickets available at BonTempsTix.

Ticket prices:

Ages 0-3: Free

Ages 4+: $8

Wine & Roses Rambler

A line of champagne glasses at Wine & Rose Rambler.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden
Sunday, November 5, 2023

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 and desserts, fine wines and specialty cocktails.

Red Rooster Bash

A rooster walking with a blue background.

LSU Rural Life Museum
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m.

An annual barbeque event for the Friends of the LSU Rural Life Museum. Come join the fun and take your chance at winning fantastic door prizes, while listening to lively music and enjoying delicious barbecue fare. Red roosters will be immersed throughout the decor.

Advanced registration is required. Registration and ticket information available in September.

Poinsettia Sale & Show

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LSU AgCenter Botanic Garden
Saturday, December 2, 2023

It's not Christmas in Louisiana without Botanic Gardens Poinsettias! Over 20 varieties of locally-grown 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 quantity of each variety are available. Arrive on time so you don't miss out on these rare varieties of Poinsettias!

A Rural Life Christmas

Papa Noel dressed in red sitting on a carriage surrounded by poinsettias.

LSU Rural Life Museum

Saturday, December 3, 2023
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Ticket prices:

Age 0 - 3: Free

Age 4 - 11: $10

Age 12+: $12