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Family/Children's Museums 👪

Our favorite family/children's museums in NOLA.

Louisiana Children's Museum

Louisiana Childrens Museum family fun in new orleans

420 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Tues - Sat, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Sun, 12PM-4:30PM, CLOSED on Mondays

$10.00 (plus Louisiana sales tax) per person, adults and children.

LCM members and children under the age of one are admitted FREE.

Since opening its doors in 1986, LCM has been one of the city’s premier attractions for children. LCM contributes to the region’s future prosperity by engaging children’s potential and making that potential visible. For your children, LCM is the ultimate for fun in New Orleans. Through play, shared explorations, and in dialogue with adults, LCM connects children to each other, adults, their environments and communities.

 The Museum’s 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and programs offer children a diverse set of activities that promote learning across many disciplines – from reading and math skills to architectural ideas and the nuances of grocery shopping – through interactive play. 

Whether they are learning what bones they use to ride a bike, alongside Mr. Bones or loading up a cargo ship in the Little Port of New Orleans

We are just four blocks from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Handicap accessible.”

The National WWII Museum

National World War II Museum History Museums family fun in new orleans

945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Open Daily, 9AM-5PM

Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world

Beyond the galleries, the Museum’s online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium kids children family fun in new orleans

1 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

“Located on the Mississippi River adjacent to the French Quarter. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at our gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium as coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program, we prepare many of them for release to the wild.”

Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

Audubon Butterfly kids children family fun in new orleans

423 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

“North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.”

Audubon Zoo

Audubon Zoo kids children family fun in new orleans

6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118

“Located in historic Uptown New Orleans; offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters and lush gardens. Don’t miss the daily animal presentations, chats and feeds; our highly endangered whooping cranes, Amur leopards, and orangutans; our tiger; and our mysterious white alligators. “

Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes & Culture

Mardi Gras Museum family fun in new orleans

1010 Conti St., New Orleans, LA 70112

“A Contemporary celebration with it’s finger on the pulse of the vast array of grassroots traditions of Mardi Gras revelers, Walking Clubs, Mardi Gras Indians, Cajun Mardi Gras, Buskers and Street Performers, Kings and Queens, and pageant masquerade balls, as well as the creativity and craftsmanship that goes into the creation of these fantastic costumes!”

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