Louisiana Children's Museum

CHAIRish the Children 2017

The Louisiana Children’s Museum will open its big blue doors on Saturday, August 26 for its CHAIRish the Children gala, Revel on the River! Don your nautical wear and join us as we roll along the Mississippi for a festive evening of food and drink, music, dancing and exciting live and silent auctions!

Click here to purchase tickets and preview auction items!

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Wildlife Week

Monday, July 17 to Sunday, July 23

Alligators, snakes, and raccoons, oh my! Learn about the wildlife that surrounds us here in Louisiana and how we can help protect our state’s native creatures.

Monday, July 17: Snakes
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Create your own paper plate snake
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Make fish prints with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Tuesday, July 18: Pelicans and Turtles
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Explore a swamp sensory tub and help create a collaborative turtle project

Wednesday, July 19:  Great Blue Heron and Whooping Crane
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Make blue heron and whooping crane tracks
2:00 p.m. Aquavan “Swamp Stomp!” Discover life in your own backyard and find out what animals are living in the swamps and bayous of South Louisiana.

Thursday, July 20: Fish
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Make your own Swamp Creature
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Make fish prints with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Friday, July 21: Alligator
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Explore a swamp sensory tub and play with alphabet alligators

Saturday, July 22: Louisiana Black Bear
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Paint with berries, one of the Louisiana Black Bear’s favorite foods, in the Art Trek Studio!

Sunday, July 23: Raccoon
2:00 p.m. Make your own tree home and learn about how raccoons use trees to create their homes!


Summer Camps at LCM!

Click here to register for LCM Summer Camps!

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to be this summer with camps that explore food, art, theatre and more! LCM Summer Camps are for children ages 5-8. Camp is held daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with curbside drop-off from 8:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

Before and After care are now only able to be purchased by the week. Before care is from 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. for $40 per week. After care is from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for $75 per week. Before care and after care may be purchased as a package for a discounted rate of $100 per week.

If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for a week of camp, please contact Ashley Lucas.


LCM Art Camps

Click here to register. (Registration for LCM Art Camps will close the Wednesday before camp begins or when camp is full.) 


July 24-28: Drawsome!

Calling all drawing lovers! In this camp, young artists will hone their drawing skills, learn new techniques as well as use their endless imagination to create countless works of art!

July 31–August 4: Around the World!

Come learn and experience art traditions from all over the world! Make a mask inspired by the many different African Harvest festivals, fold and print your own lucky red envelope, learn traditional Japanese origami folds, experience Huichol Indian yarn art and much more!



Educator Night at LCM

Thursday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Calling all educators!  Learn more about upcoming LCM programs, field trips, educational features of our exhibits, our new Educator Discount, and more!

This event is free for educators. Advance registration is encouraged at jsimon@lcm.org or call (504) 266-2411. Light refreshments will be served.

Step Into School Celebration

Saturday, August 12, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

It’s that time of the year again! Get ready for the upcoming school year with LCM and community partners! Learn about how to have a healthy and safe start to the new school year while playing in our exhibits!


Earn and Learn! Financial Literacy Through Play

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20

Join LCM for a weekend of financial literacy activities! Learn about how we earn money by working in our exhibits and then spend your earnings in the Little Players Shop!


Energy Day

Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learn about the importance of energy as a natural resource in New Orleans and around the world with PIPE (Petroleum Industry Promoting Education)! What are the properties of oil? How does an oilfield form? Form your own carbon molecules. Become a wildcatter in the fast paced oil finder game. Learn about solar and wind power, and much more!

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