Each December, LSEM invites local third grade students to the museum for a day of holiday celebration. Each school decorates a Christmas tree with ornaments they have constructed in art class. Every year, a different theme for the decorations is chosen. After decorating their tree, students enjoy a play performed by museum staff and create their own ornaments to take home. The newly decorated trees are independently judged, with first place receiving $150, second place $100, third place $75, and a fourth place $50.

For more information, please contact McKenzie Curtis.



Friday, December 1, 2023 will mark the 34th  Annual Greening of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. There will 17 school groups attending, amounting to more than 500 children, decorated trees around this year’s “Native American Tribes of Louisiana” theme.

Last year’s winners are Herndon Magnet– 1st Place; Eden Gardens Magnet – 2nd Place; Fairfield Elementary – 3rd Place; and Word of God Academy – 4th Place.

Special thanks to the Friends of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Caddo Middle Magnet Student Council (our elves), their sponsors, Jody Dosher for his holiday program and our volunteer judges.

The trees will be on display through the holiday season.