Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
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- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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Among the more kid-friendly attractions in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the Louisiana Children’s Museum, featuring 30,000-square-feet of exhibit space and programs. Toddlers through teens will find a plethora of fascinating exhibits that encourage hands-on learning, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play. Exhibits on the museum’s first floor include Body Works, where kids can navigate a climbing wall and watch their skeleton move along with Mr. Bones on an exercise bike. In the Simple Machines exhibit, kids can test their strength with pulleys. In the science exhibit, kids explore the world of magnets and light through problem solving activities and games. Safety Zone teaches kids how to call 911, talk to an operator ad inspect their kitchen at home for safety. The Times Picayune Theatre features storytelling, video presentations and various daily shows. Kids will find more interactive exhibits on the second floor. At Art Trek, kids of all ages can dabble in drawing, painting, sculpture, screen printing and more in the working art studio. Younger kids will enjoy the Talk and Play Center where they can make music, learn rhymes and dress up while acting out the story of the Cajun Little Red Riding Hood. Toddlers will love climbing, crawling and exploring in First Adventures. Always a popular attraction is the Kids’ Café, where little ones can engage in pretend play and take on the roles of cooks, servers and customers. In the Little Port of New Orleans, kids can crawl through crates and explore cargo that ships carry, serve up tasty treats in the galley kitchen and load the cargo with a crane. Older kids can learn how a city grows and develops in the innovative New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home Architecture Exhibit. In addition to its extensive exhibits, the Louisiana Children’s Museum has storytelling hours and special events. For puppets, books, science kits and other quality souvenirs and gifts, visit the museum store.
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My 5 year old was the perfect age for our visitFlag review
When we visited, my five year old thought she was in heaven. I think this is a great age to visit the museum. My 8 year old spent a lot of time wandering around and looking at things but I noticed he wasn't participating in many activities. I think he might have been just a bit out of the age range for enjoying the Children's Museum. Everywhere you look, the brightly colored walls and hands-on exhibits are inviting to the kids. The bubble room is where we spent the most of our time. Though my 8 year old didn't find a lot to do, he really enjoyed working at the drafting table and designing his own home in the Home Architecture exhibit.
Tips for Families
Admission is charged for both children and adults. The museum is about a 15-25 minute walk from the French Quarter. Public parking is available and starts around $5.
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The biggest hit: the art room! Thank you so much for letting my three girls have a blast on Lemonade Day making signs! They were inspired when we got home to have their own stand and donate to our Knoxville animal shelter. My kids have been to ...
LCM may just be my favorite place EVER in New Orleans, more than any bar or music club, restaurant or bedroom. My best first date ever was spent playing house in the New Orleans architecture section, having a puppet show by Mister Roger's House, enclosing ourselves in a giant bubble and then wisking away to the (formerly Schweggman's Grocery) WinnDixie to discover pizza and ice cream before I was rescued by my then-boyfriend from my burning house, being carried out the open window to the safety of his ambulance. Where else can a child-at-heart spend the day playing make believe and actually learning things? I spent my 21st birthday here quite happily forgetting how old I felt Ever since then many a rainy day...
I haven't been here since I was a kid myself! Took the kids yesterday, come to find out it was a free admission day. I still remember when I was young and that bubble you wrap yourself in... or the Winn Dixie ...
Prior to even going to the Children's Museum for the first time, I went online and purchased a membership. I figure I might as well get unlimited access for $55 rather than paying $16 for the kid and I to get in each time. I had heard good things about the Museum from Yelp, co-workers, and family members, so it seemed worthwhile. Anywho, after showing the receptionist my printed out memebership email (while she was on the phone the entire time and didn't say a word to me), I met up with Haley S. and her daughter. Our kids roamed around the toddler area and had a blast. There is a lego table, a train table, a play kitchen complete with cabinets to open and close, books, climbing things, slides, tons of toys, ...