Welcome to the IDEA Place, Ruston, Louisiana's own museum of math and science. The IDEA Place serves the North Louisiana, Piney Woods area, and Southern Arkansas. Visitors come from all over: Shreveport, Monroe, and El Dorado. Kids, come and explore the natural world through fun field trips, experiments, and activities. Parents, come and check out all of our special programs to promote learning in your children while giving you a chance to have time for yourselves through programs like Sci-Fri, Spectacular Saturday Science, IDEAs Overnight, and IDEA Place birthday parties. Educators, come to plan field trips, exchange lesson plans with your peers through Lesson Lending, check our exhibits, and to learn more about how the IDEA Place can enhance your classroom time through museum tours, field trips, IDEAs on Wheels, and don't forget the Louisiana Tech Univesrity Planetarium!