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Lafayette
A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.
Lafayette
This museum / planetarium is home to over 1,000 paintings and exhibits of Louisiana artists and the planetarium and educational programs. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana
Maurice
Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.
Baton Rouge
From art exhibitions and workshops to hands-on science exhibits and treasures from ancient Egypt, LASM has something to inspire everyone. Learn more about the museum on this site and plan a visit soon.
Baton Rouge
The LSU Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1936, when its first director, George H. Lowery, Jr., assembled a few study specimens of birds in a classroom in Audubon Hall. Since its move to Murphy J. Foster Hall in 1950, the museum has continued ...
Long Leaf
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!! Especially for Children: Motorcar Rides, Pony Rides, Space Jumpers, "Angel Express" Train Rides, & Face Painting
Lake Charles
The Children Museum offers a unique hands-on atmosphere for children and their parents to interact and have fun while learning. Each month we offer a full list of programs. We host ArtSpace Workshops and special event guests throughout the year!
DeRidder
Lois and Albert \"Dutch\" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3,000 dolls on display at the old Kansas City Southern Depot. The collection includes rare antiques and collectables from all over the world. Allow plenty of time. Visi...
Houma
The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum preserves and promotes the area's long, colorful and historically important connection with the seafood and water transportation industries, as well as other wetlands and water based hunting, gathering and minin...
Stark Museum
(103 Miles)
Orange
Offers an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts on permanent display. Other areas of speciality include rare books and manuscripts, plus Decorative and American indian Arts.
New Orleans
We welcome you to your New Orleans Museum of Art to celebrate art and culture... and life! The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects, valued in excess o...
Mardi Gras World
(119 Miles)
New Orleans
You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with skirt flying greet one and all to this amazing fanta...
Winfield
The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history. The Hall of Fame includes governors, senators, congressman and representatives, a president and a presidential advisor. We have ...
Beaumont
Home to an extensive collection of fire engines and firefighting equipment dating back to 1856. Children get the opportunity to dress in fire gear and experience what it is like behind the wheel of a fire truck on a simulator. Plus see Pluggie the ro...
Monroe
A hands-on, interactive museum for children of all ages. Exhibits such The Kids Cafe, Health Club, Bubbleworks and Stufee. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana
Vicksburg
People who have lived in Vicksburg all their lives have said they did not fully understand the Siege, the naval operations, or the impact on local citizens until they visited the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum.
Gulfport
For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit hall! The display is three-dimensional, and lined with ...
Gulfport
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining exhibitions and programs
Jackson
The Museum's new location allows it, for the first time ever, to display some of the more than 4,000 works of art from its permanent collection.
Gulfport
isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.
Camp Shelby
The museum's state- of-the-art exhibits tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines of our Republic and serves to educate future generations about the price paid for the freedom and prosperity Americans enjoy today.
Jackson
Mississippi is home to a uniqueand uniquely variednatural heritage. The remarkable Mississippi Museum of Natural Science assembles that heritage and places it on display for the education and entertainment of visitors from across the nation and aroun...
Jackson
In this friendly environment children have a place to discover for themselves the cultural richness of the places where they live. It inspires a thirst for discovery and knowledge in all children through fun, innovative learning experiences.
Shreveport
The Gallery has had a profound interest in both American history and American/European art and, consequently, has amassed a collection that ranges from pieces created during the colonial period to contemporary works. Most of these are arranged in chr...
Bilox
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Shreveport
The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is mission driven--its purpose is to educate, promote tourism and to build community pride. Located on six acres of state land at 3015 Greenwood Road, adjacent to the State Fairgrounds, the museum is funded and oper...
Shreveport
Take a trip back in time with us to see what life was like when Shreveport was young. The Spring Street Historical Museums building was constructed in the 1860s as Tallys Bank and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport. The b...
Kemah Boardwalk
(186 Miles)
Kemah
A magnificent 60-acre waterfront entertainment complex home to 10 outstanding themed restaurants, 13 rides, a hotel, a 424-slip marina, and games on the Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is the premier dining and entertainment destination in the Houston...
Liberty Lagoon
(1)
(56 Miles)
Baton Rouge
The park features state-of-the-art elevated slides, a lazy river and pools that the whole family will enjoy. A really full day's worth here!
Baton Rouge
Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!
Sulphur
Municipal water park with lots of rides for kids of all ages.
McComb
Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.
Waveland
Family waterpark with slides and pirate ships with water cannons, plus pirate themed 18 hole mini golf too!
Gulfport
2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.
Collins
Lazy river, bowl ride, interactive kids' water play area, tube slides, mat-racing slide, and body slides!
Wiggins
A great outdoor water park featuring large and small water slides, plus boating, water skiing and fishing with boat rental available. Camping also available.
Baytown
Thrilling, pirate themed water park with slide towers, water guns, lazy river, Flowrider and more. The park also features a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small rectangular pool for lap swimming.
Galveston
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a family-owned, family-friendly park offering FREE parking, FREE tubes, FREE lifejackets, and allows guests to bring their own picnic lunches.
Biloxi
Standard swimming and learning pools plus zero depth entry leisure pool with one small and one large slide, water play structure and splashpads.
Shreveport
Splash Kingdom is a family friendly park. We ask our guests to keep this foremost in their mind when they visit Splash Kingdom. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Shreveport for kids.
Baton Rouge
Over the past almost thirty-five years, the Zoo has grown to become the #1 year around family attraction in Baton Rouge. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Baton Rouge for kids.
Alexandria
Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana
Global Wildlife Center
(2)
(107 Miles)
Folsom
Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world!
Audubon Zoo
(115 Miles)
New Orleans
One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and hands on animal encounters.
New Orleans
Audubon Nature Institute is a family of nine museums and parks dedicated to nature.
New Orleans
Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Alligator Park
(131 Miles)
Natchitoches
Come explore the unique, mysterious, and exciting world of the American Alligator -- at the Bayou Pierre Alligator Park, located just outside of Natchitoches, Louisiana. This 5 acre park is an authentic Cajun countryside, complete with Cajun music, g...
Gator Country
(135 Miles)
Beaumont
The home of all things reptilian. Activities include: Feed the Alligators; Take Pictures with Reptiles; Touch and Hold Small Reptiles; Educational Show; and if you're brave enough: Swimming With Gators!
Monroe
The zoo has 440 animals representing 167 species on 82 acres and we focus on delivering an entertaining, educational program in a manner that is safe for both the animals and the guests, while exposing the guests to specific themes and a solid messag...
Monroe Zoo
(156 Miles)
Monroe
The wildest Party in town! Everyone enjoys a fun-filled day! Your family and friends will be able to spend the entire day at the ZOO.

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