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Early fall events at Burden Museum and Gardens

The cooling temperatures of fall create an ideal time to visit Burden Museum and Gardens.
• StoryTime in the Garden at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities every half hour. The last reading begins at 11:30. All children participating must be accompanied by an adult. StoryTime is sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Registration is not required, and admission is free.
StoryWalk in the Garden will introduce a new book, “Gilly and Bloo” written by local author Mary Ann Sternberg and illustrated by Elma Sue McCallum, in the Botanic Gardens on Sept. 7. Visitors can stroll through StoryWalk, enjoy nature and read the pages of the book posted along the path. StoryWalk is open during regular hours.
• A new fall exhibit, Good Mourning, opens at the LSU Rural Life Museum on Sept. 21. This examination of burial and mourning customs and culture will feature the museum’s more notable funery objects, including the obelisk for the murdered ONeil brothers, hearse carriages and jewelry made from hair of the deceased. Entrance to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission.
• Harvest Days at the LSU Rural Life Museum on Sept. 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvesttime in the 1800s. Artisans will demonstrate skills related to daily chores, hunting, metal working and other 19th century skills. Activities will include cooking, soap-making, woodworking, blacksmithing and other hands-on activities for the family. New animals and demonstrations are coming this year, and don’t forget the free wagon rides. Food will be available for purchase. Regular museum admission applies.
• Corn Maze at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens on Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Visitors will wander through the corn maze, visit a farm animal petting zoo, decorate a pumpkin, climb a hay mountain, travel a kids zip line and take a hayride. With plenty of concessions to enjoy, visitors may purchase hamburgers, popcorn, corn dogs and other snacks and drinks from local vendors. Admission is $10 per person; children 3 and under are admitted free.
• StoryTime in the Garden at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Corn Maze. Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy storybook readings and imagination-themed activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Corn Maze admission of $10 per person is required; children 3 and under are admitted free.
• The Night Maze and Bonfire at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens on Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. A family fun Halloween-themed evening, children and adults are encouraged to costume and enjoy games, live music and roasting s’mores at the bonfire. Admission is $10 per person; children 3 and under are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.discoverburden.com or call 225-763-3990.

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