Waterparks in NEW ORLEANS with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Pelican State…we certainly are! If you’re in New Orleans and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Louisiana sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

 So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in New Orleans, Louisiana! You know you’re ready! 

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  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    (48 miles) Waveland

    What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (63 miles) 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!

  • Gulf Islands Waterpark

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    (65 miles) Gulfport

    2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (71 miles) Baton Rouge

    Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!

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  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    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.

  • Audubon Zoo

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    (4 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 ...

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (48 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 ...

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (77 miles) 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • National WWII Museum

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    (1 miles) 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!

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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    (1 miles) New Orleans

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

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (1 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 ...

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    (3 miles) 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

  • UCM Museum

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    (36 miles) 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.

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    (37 miles) Kiln

    An award winning NASA visitors center which offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Kids can test a space shuttle main engine, and land the space shuttle!

  • Louisiana Childrens Discovery Center

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    (45 miles) 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!

  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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    (46 miles) 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 ...

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    (66 miles) 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 ...

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    (69 miles) 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 ...

  • Center for Marine Education

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    (71 miles) 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.

  • LSU Museum of Natural Science

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    (72 miles) 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 ...

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    (75 miles) 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 ...

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

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    (3 miles) New Orleans

    16 rides waiting for kids at this amusement park located within the 1,300 acres of New Orleans City Park! Classic family fun for kids!

  • 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!

  • Cajun Critters Swamp Tours

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    (6 miles) 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 ...

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    (68 miles) White Castle

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

  • Zoo Ba Loo Indoor Playground

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    (47 miles) Houma

    We offer a great indoor playground and party facility for children 1-8. Open Play is offered weekly on Fridays from 10-2

  • Lil Bambinos Playtorium

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    (57 miles) Gonzales

    It's indoor playtime at this super fun and colorful playspace, with open play and birthday parties!

  • Jump n Jive

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    (60 miles) Prairieville

    Offers great fun and a good cardiosvascular workout too with giant inflatable entertainments inculding obstacle courses, huge slides, classic bounce houses and more.

  • Acme Fun Center

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    (61 miles) Long beach

    Unique large UFO bounce house, GIANT outdoor tiger slide, 18 hole indoor glow in the dark golf course, skeeball, bastketball games, Coasts' only commercial slot car track, toddler attractions include ...

  • Pretend Play Party

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    (64 miles) Denham Springs

    4,000 sq ft of interactive, educational fun, with separate toddler area. All inclusive price.

  • It's My Party Indoor Inflatable Playground

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    (69 miles) Baton Rouge

    HUGE inflatable fun for kids at this Baton Rouge indoor playground, with slides, obstacles and birthday parties!

  • New Orleans City Park

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    (3 miles) New Orleans

    An amazing 1,300 acres of outdoor oasis, with putt putt golf, a carousel, concerts and nature!

  • Audubon Nature Institute Park

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    (3 miles) New Orleans

    Part of the Audubon Nature Institute, this beautiful park is filled with playgrounds, trails, and even horse riding lessons! All in New Orleans!