Museums in Louisiana with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Louisiana, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Pelican State offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Louisiana…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • The Caddo-Pine Island Oil and Historical Museum

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    Oil City

    The museum exhibits items concerning the region\'s famous oil history, the associated growth of area oil-boom towns, the railroad, and previous local Native American settlement. The museum also ...

  • Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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    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 ...

  • Northeast Louisiana Childrens Museum

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    Monroe

    Hands-on exhibits perfect for interactive play and learning at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum, with activities and adventures for all ages!

  • R W Norton Art Gallery

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    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 ...

  • Spring Street Museum

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    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 ...

  • The Lois Loftin Doll Museum

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    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 ...

  • Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame

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    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 ...

  • Childrens Museum Of Acadiana

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    Lafayette

    A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.

  • The Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium

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    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 ...

  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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    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 ...

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    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 ...

  • LSU Museum of Natural Science

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    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 ...

  • UCM Museum

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    Abita Springs

    A unique roadside attraction right near New Orleans with 1000s of amazing objects, as well as home made inventions. Only in America! A fun and quirky experience for the family.

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    New Orleans

    Take the family to celebrate art, culture...and life! The New Orleans Museum of Art has over 40,000 objects that will excite kids about the world of art. A cultural family day out in Louisiana

  • Mardi Gras World

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    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 ...

  • Children's Museum of Lake Charles

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    Lake Charles

    A fun, hands-on atmosphere for kids AND parents who want to learn through play! A great children's museum in Louisiana!

  • Audubon Insectarium

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    New Orleans

    Bug FUN where you will shrink to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian ...

  • Vivian Alexander Gallery and Museum

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    Maurice

    Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.

  • Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center

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    Hammond

    Learning is FUN at Louisiana's premier children's museum on the Northshore. Kids up to 12 years and their families can play, learn and experiment in a fun and interactive environment!

  • Louisiana Children's Museum

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    New Orleans

    30,000 square feet of kids fun and interactive with exhibits and programs created to help kids learn and have fun! Great Louisiana fun for those active minds!

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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    New Orleans

    A tasty family day out in New Orleans at this museum dedicated to the flavors and culture of the South! Yum!

  • National WWII Museum

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    New Orleans

    A fascinating museum in New Orleans all about "the war that changed the world", with exhibits on world leaders, the everyday men and women, and actual fighter jets!

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  • Cajun Critters Swamp Tours

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    Westwego

    Amazing family tours through the backwaters of Louisiana, where you can float past the places that pirates and Indians once roamed! Spot various wildlife, including alligators, on these fascinating ...

  • Big Easy Paddlewheeler Tour

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    New Orleans

    Get the family enjoying that iconic New Orleans paddle wheeler as you cruise down the Mighty Mississippi on the Creole Queen! It will give you a side of New Orleans you haven't seen before!

  • Pastor Brothers Excursions

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    Lafayette

    Get the kids into that Cajun spirit! These Cajun Country Tours can take the family out alligator watching, crawfish peeling, bayou cruising....introduce those kids to a new way of life!

  • Cajun Food Tours

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    Lafayette

    Let your family experience the fun and flavor of Acadiana! The whole family will love the cozy tour bus where they can learn history, the culture, and of course, indulge in some incredible Cajun ...

  • Avery Island Tabasco Tour

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    New Iberia

    Incorporating the Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens and Bird City, this is a varied Cajun experience for all ages.

  • Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours

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    Breaux Bridge

    Enjoy an ecotourism adventure right in the heart of Lake Martin, with the real soul of the swamps and bayous of Louisiana!

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    White Castle

    Explore Louisiana's natural swamplands with 90 minute guided tours, and lots of wildlife spotting!

  • The Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society

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    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 ...

  • Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

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    Natchitoches

    Explore that mysterious and wonderful world of the American Alligator! 5 acres of authentic Cajun countryside with music, food, and education for the kids! A true Louisiana family day out!

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    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

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    Baton Rouge

    Visit one of the most popular family attractions in Baton Rouge, with animals from all over the world and fun seasonal events too!

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    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 ...

  • Audubon Zoo

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    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 ...