NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana State Museum is hosting a Hurricane Prepare Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the Presbytère located at 751 Chartres St.

This educational event for the entire family is focused on the importance of taking action before a hurricane to ensure a successful recovery after the storm.

The fair is free and open to the public.

This year’s Hurricane Lecture Series kicks off with History of Hurricanes by Louisiana State Museum historian Karen Leathem at 11 a.m.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Danielle Manning will discuss the Science of Hurricanes and Flooding at 12:15 p.m.

Panel discussions beginning at 1:30 p.m. include Bugs and Hurricanes by LSU AgCenter faculty member Linda Hooper-Bui and LSU Earth Scan Lab featuring Nan Walker and Chet Pilley with the LSU School of the Coast and Environment.

The first 250 attendees will receive drawstring bags featuring the fair’s 2014 logo and disaster preparedness checklists.

For more information visit the State Museum website.