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Hotels in Baton Rouge, LA

February 04, 2011 10:15 ET

Enhance Your Family Vacation With Educational Entertainment at Hotels Near Mall of Louisiana

New Shows, Museum Exhibits Tap Interests in the Solar System

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) - The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to mapping the imagination and sorting through myths or rallying in misconceptions and theories about the universe and galaxies. Those visiting the magnificent ExxonMobil Space Theater at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge will find no limits as they view spectacular new Sky Shows and exhibits that focus on the solar system.

Impeccable accommodations at Baton Rouge hotels near LSU provide science buffs a great location for exploring the many exhibits and displays at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and now through June 26, 2011, guests are treated to the facts and speculations of the universe through two special presentations. "Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions" and "Digital Universe" challenge the imagination and present graphic visualizations of the universe. The highly entertaining and educational show, "Earth, Moon & Sun," runs through July 31, 2011 and explores the relationship between our planet and it's most common neighbors with the help of a coyote. For those who love rock music, thrilling amusement park rides and the solar system, SpacePark 360 will provide an unforgettable "trip" through the solar system. From the clouds above Jupiter to the Martian sand dunes, this state-of-the art full-dome program is an amazing experience for everyone.

Guests of hotels near Mall of Louisiana, such as the Baton Rouge Marriott have an excellent opportunity to explore these special shows, visit a variety of galleries and view large-format films at the spectacular and state-of-the-art planetarium at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum while enjoying well-appointed accommodations and convenient access to many other area attractions. For show times and exhibit information sky gazers may visit the museum's website at

The Baton Rouge Marriott provides a variety of distinctive guest rooms and hotel suites that include wireless high-speed Internet access, cotton-rich linens, plush feather comforters and down surround pillows, individual climate control, dual telephone lines, voice mail and spacious work desks. The hotel also offers four private concierge level floors with added amenities and unsurpassed service.

The stylish Marriott is also home to Café Acadian, a favored choice among Cajun restaurants in Baton Rouge, where Creole-style regional favorites are prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For unwinding at the end of the day or gathering with friends, the hotel's Lobby Bar offers an expansive drink menu and light fare. Located in a popular dining district, guests also find a variety of fine restaurants nearby including Sullivan's Steak House, Romanos Macaroni Grill, On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, Jason's Deli and many more.

About the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel
The Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel is conveniently located at I-10 and College Drive placing guests near the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and within walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment options. This LSU hotel's state-of-the-art conference services and impeccable facilities, including a spacious ballroom and professional event managers, are ideal for small to mid-size business gatherings or social events.