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Louisiana Children's Museum New Orleans

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Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia Street
New Orleans
LA
70130
Tel: 504-523-1357

Where are we going today?

Want a place FILLED with fun exhibits and activities that can allow kids to have a great time AND learn some pretty amazing things? Why, that sounds like Louisiana Children's Museum!

This fun museum for kids has been entertaining those active minds since 1986, and with 30,000 square feet of exhibits and programs there certainly is a lot to fill those family days out!

All of the exhibits were designed to ensure kids the maximum learning and development, whilst allowing them to really engage, interact, and have a great time.

They will develop skills across a wide range of topics, from reading, maths, and everyday life.

Want to hear some of the very cool exhibits that kids can enjoy at the Louisiana Children's Museum? Let's go!

Kids - have you ever wondered what made your body work? Well, just head to the Body Works exhibit where you can climb to the top of a mountain peak, watch your skeleton move with Mr Bones himself, and learn all about what's good for you!

Simple Machines is all about gears and pulleys with fun activities to test your strength and learn how physics work. For those creatives in the family, Art Trek is a working art studio where kids can explore drawing, painting, sculpture, and even screen printing!

Dr. Pepper is calling....he wants to examine your eyes! Or rather, let you see how animals see! You can put your eyes through the eyes of the cat, or catfish, perhaps the rabbit or the honeybee, and see how they see the world. Pretty amazing!

From a real Kids Cafe where a future chef might be born, to a grocery store or even a place just for those under 3 years where they can crawl, climb and explore....there is SO much to do at the Louisiana Children's Museum!

Who's ready for an adventure!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8.50
  • Children$8,50
  • Free Under: 1 year
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9:30am - 4:30pm Tues - Sat / 12pm - 4pm Sun. (Summer 5pm close all week)

All year round. Closed major holidays.

Teachers corner

Head on down for a field trip! There are self-guided field trips available Tues to Fri, or you can reserve a Literacy/Learning Pathways with a 2 hour guided experience. .

I'm Hungry!

There isn't a cafe but there is a vending area with juice, water and snacks. There are plenty of restaurants in the area!.

Any Top Tips?

Why not have a birthday party at the museum! There are a range of party packages to choose from - so lets go celebrate!.

Doing our bit

Each of the exhibits are designed for kids to develop, learn and have fun. They are all about education! .

Need a little extra help?

The museum is handicap accessible so everyone can have a great time!.

Baby Facilities

Strollers are welcome! And 10:30am every Tuesday and Thursday is Toddler Time for those up to 3 years. .

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Store is a great place to get toys, games and puzzles - educational and fun! Take home a science kit or maybe an instrument too!.

More information

Adults must accompany anyone under 16 years .

What people are saying?

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    My children LOVE this place. The little grocery store and restaurant are their favorite spots and spend the majority of their time in them. There is a daily art activity in the art room and really neat interactive areas. I also appreciate that there is a place to eat snacks and/or lunch. It is definitely our go to place on cold/rainy days.

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    Absolutely filthy and disgusting. Not clean, not maintained, and what exhibits that didn't look like they were falling apart were either policed by the staff to a ridiculous degree or being cleaned when kids could be playing. Really? you have to close up the few working exhibits during your opening hours to clean them?

    I saw bugs and all sorts of filth, and a staff that in its entirety could not have been less interested in the building around them or doing their jobs. Next time I'll visit a much classier place.

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    Overcrowded! There were about five bus loads of kids that swarmed the place about half an hour after opening. Pushing, bumping, waiting for turns to be cut off.
    Our daughter is four and son is three so we stayed in the small child, infant area for most of the time.
    One of the chaperones with the large group set off the fire alarm by smoking in the restroom so we spent a good part of our visit lined up outside in the heat inhaling the running bus fumes and more cigarette smoke with a couple hundred other children.
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    I took my 2 year old daughter here one day after we moved to Louisiana she had so much fun she was able to play with other children and learn new things. I couldn't get her out of the restaurant she loves to cook. It is worth the money and the time.

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    This is a fun place to take your kids if you are in the downtown New Orleans area. Admission is very reasonably priced at $8 and your kids will find all kinds of fun activities. I would say my favorite is the bubble blowing station where kids can blow giant bubbles around themselves. They also have a miniature maze that they can crawl through and a replica of a grocery store where the kids can pretend like they are shopping. The museum is also located in the warehouse district which is full of restaurants and art galleries for adults looking to...Read More

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by Anthony Hervey

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Overcrowded! There were about five bus loads of kids that swarmed the place about half an hour after opening. Pushing, bumping, waiting for turns to be cut off.
Our daughter is four and son is three so we stayed in the small child, infant area for most of the time.
One of the chaperones with the large group set off the fire alarm by smoking in the restroom so we spent a good part of our visit lined up outside in the heat inhaling the running bus fumes and more cigarette smoke with a couple hundred other children.
We have taken our kids to children museums all over the country. This is a very big place with lots to do and explore for children. Just a shame it was so uncoordinated.
There weren't many, if any, staff aroung to direct or assist in the interaction. No one was instructing the children anywhere. I guess they just open their doors let kids run wild and collect their paychecks.
The place should have been reserved for all those bus loads of kids on one day. It wasn't fair to the paying public.

by Oremo Ochillo

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This is a fun place to take your kids if you are in the downtown New Orleans area. Admission is very reasonably priced at $8 and your kids will find all kinds of fun activities. I would say my favorite is the bubble blowing station where kids can blow giant bubbles around themselves. They also have a miniature maze that they can crawl through and a replica of a grocery store where the kids can pretend like they are shopping. The museum is also located in the warehouse district which is full of restaurants and art galleries for adults looking to have their own fun.

Insider Tip: Although they have meters, street parking can sometimes be a challenge. Be prepared to park in a paid lot or a few blocks away. The Children's Museum does not have its own parking lot

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