New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans
Where is it at?
New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins Diboll Circle
Where are we going today?
One of the great things about art is that there is no right or wrong - you can like any piece of art, just because it's your opinion!
The New Orleans Museum of Art is a great way to either introduce kids to the creative art world, or inspire those who already have a keen creative streak. It's also a great way for the family to celebrate art, culture and life!
The New Orleans Museum of Art is actually one of the city's oldest art institutions, so it's certainly an eye opening experience for the kids! There are also over 40,000 objects housed in the museum, so safe to say you will have a jam packed day out ready and waiting!
Art comes in all forms, shapes and sizes, so the exhibitions cover a whole range of amazing creations! There are painting, sculptures, drawings and items you may have never considered art before! The exhibitions often change, but this just means that you can keep going back and always see something new and exciting!
The collections at the New Orleans Museum of Art are actually noted for their strong American and French art, as well as photography, glass works, and even works from Japan and Africa! It's not all indoors either (remember we said art can be anything!)
There is an amazing 5 acres Sculpture Garden which is one of the most important installations in the entire country - with over 60 incredible sculptures situated on a landscape filled with lagoons, footpaths, pines, bridges and 200 year old oaks.
Kids can be exposed to works from the ancient to modern times - from Western Civilization from way back in the Pre-Christian era to now. Picasso, Miro, Dufy...they are all there! Perhaps it will inspire the kids to pick up a brush or a piece of clay and you never know, there might be a Picasso hiding in your house!
The New Orleans Museum of Art is an art attack experience!
How much does it cost?
- Children$6 (Ages 7 - 17)
- Free Under: 6 years of age
When can we go?
Tues - Thurs 10am - 6pm / Friday 10am - 9pm / Weekends 11am - 5pm
Closed Mondays. Holidays hours vary.
There are self-guided or guided visits for school kids of any age - they have select days for these to happen to just get in touch to reserve and chat to them about it! .
Cafe NOMA is a great place to have a break from all the art. Grab a drink, sit indoors or out doors, and enjoy!.
There are plenty of healthy options to eat at cafe NOMA. .
Any Top Tips?
For Louisiana residents, every Wednesday is FREE!.
Doing our bit
The museum are really dedicated to collecting and preserving some of the greatest art every created. .
Need a little extra help?
The entire museum is wheelchair accessible, as is the sculpture garden and the cafe. .
The entire museum is stroller accessible! .
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Shop is a great place to find gifts, both educational and fun! You can also pick up some inspiring items for every age. .
Last admittance to the museum is 45 minutes before close. .
What people are saying?
by Nathalie Rocquin
Love the entire museum. But the employees follow you if you have children which I understand they want to be careful but it's rude.
by George Adriaansen
The 19th & 20th century European pieces inside are nice but the best part of the museum is not indoors. The entrance at the side of the museum to the sculpture garden displays a Henry Moore. The pond and shaded walkways guide you through an eclectic selection of modern sculpture. The ticket booth at the entrance sells bottled water.
Use the City Park/Museum streetcar on Canal Street.
by Anthony Francis
Very happy with the museum lots of history my only regret that I wasn't able to take pictures but otherwise it was lots of fun and very educational
by KingRay Cuman
We spent the entire day at the New Orleans Museum of Art. I have never seen such beauty. The greatest collection I have ever seen. We Americans could base the value of our dollar on this collection. Worth seeing by all means.
by Edward Varlamov
Absolutely beautiful museum set in a brilliant park