Louisiana Children's Museum

Kid's Food Fest To-Go

On Saturday, June 24, families will explore and play their way to making balanced food choices! Engage your senses with hands-on, food-related activities such as the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt, sample healthy foods donated by Dryades Public Market, participate in a nutrition activity with Market Umbrella, & enjoy Stuffee presentations!

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Helis Free Sunday

Sunday, June 25, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

With support from The Helis Foundation, the Louisiana Children’s Museum will open its big blue doors on Sunday, June 25! Enjoy complimentary admission from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Join us for Project Peaceful Warriors yoga sessions from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. and additional fun fitness activities sponsored by Aetna Better Health of Louisiana! 

There will also be a performance of “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” from the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park at 2:30 p.m.

The National Park Service’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People US program was established in 2011, designed to bring about lasting change in Americans’ lifestyle choices and their relationship with nature, fitness and the outdoors. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will have a brass band performing as participants move, groove and play freeze tag to the tunes.  The program will be lead by Ranger Chandra.


U.S. of Play Celebration

Monday, June 26 – Monday, July 3

*LCM will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

Celebrate this great American nation at our week-long patriotic party! Enjoy all things red, white, and blue with hands-on activities, stories, and crafts! Play balloon tennis, paint fireworks, enjoy red, white and blue foods, and much more!


To the Moon and Back  

A space-themed day with special guests Katherine Sanders and NASA/Michoud

Friday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Meteor Day with a special visit from NASA/Michoud Assembly Facility’s outreach team of volunteers, who will be hosting 7 interactive learning stations including building a rocket, trying on an astronaut suit, and more!

Mrs. Katherine Sanders, local science teacher and granddaughter of Katherine Johnson, whose life story is the basis of the recent major motion picture “Hidden Figures”, will present several talks throughout the day to visitors. She will discuss her grandmother’s journey, from math teacher to working for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and later for NASA Langley as a human computer, to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 from President Obama. Learn what it’s like for Mrs. Sanders to walk in her grandmother’s footsteps as a math teacher, and how she is promoting the next generation of female mathematicians and scientists.


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.


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 17-21: Meet the Masters, Louisiana style! 

Come learn about and create projects based on local and regional artists! Paint with vivid watercolors like Walter Anderson, make your own George Rodrigue inspired “blue dog” and much more!

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!


French Cultural Fete

Saturday, July 15, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Nouvelle Orleans! Find out how France has shaped New Orleans today! Create a French craft, learn to speak a few French words, and more!


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. Enjoy a visit from the Audubon Nature Institute’s Aquavan on Wednesday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. to learn and see about animals that live in Louisiana!


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!


19th Annual CHAIRish the Children

Saturday, August 26, 2017

At this festive fundraiser, the Museum opens its big blue doors so that grown-ups can be kids again!

Join us as we roll along the Mississippi for an evening of delicious food and spirits, exclusive silent and live auctions, entertainment by the Jenn Howard Band, a photobooth with complimentary keepsake photos, and more!

Patron Party: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

The Museum will close at NOON on Saturday, August 26 in preparation for CHAIRish the Children. 

Click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 


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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