Happening at the LCM
Nothing from March 26, 2017 to April 2, 2017.
Admission and Hours
- Tuesday– Saturday: 9:30AM – 4:30PM Sunday:12:00PM – 4:30 PM Closed Mondays
Special Open Mondays
Monday, April 17
Closed Major Holidays
Sunday, April 16
Adults and Children:
$8.50 per person
(plus Louisiana sales tax)
Children up to 12 months: FREE
LCM Members: FREE
- Adults must accompany children under 16 years.
- Handicap accessible.
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Advance ticket sales for Children’s World’s Fair will end on Friday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. There will still be tickets for sale at the door on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m.!
LCM Takes it Outside to City Park in 2018
The Louisiana Children’s Museum will take the play and learning outside and build a dynamic new museum in New Orleans City Park for children and families in the region and beyond, adding another major educational and visitor attraction to the city’s landscape in late 2018.
March is STEM Month at LCM!
Sponsored by BP
Stop by LCM throughout the month of March for weekly programming focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! Join us on Saturday, March 11 for the main event, Seuss-i-cal STEM Day!
Space Week is March 14-17!
Learn about Space with special Storytimes, STEM Labs, and Health & Wellness activities! Try astronaut food, make a name rocket, and much more!
Sensory Friendly Fun Day
Sunday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join LCM and representatives from LSU Health Sciences for a spring-themed Sensory Friendly Fun Day on Sunday, March 19! Work on fine motor and cognition skills with a worm sorting activity, participate in an Easter-themed obstacle course, and more!
Quiet spaces are available.
Mindfulness and Meditation for All Ages
Sunday, March 19, 1:00 p.m.
Whitney Stewart, children’s book author and mindfulness instructor, will offer a family-friendly program on mindfulness and meditation for all ages. Come learn to settle your mind and body, and explore the peace inside your heart.
Click here to learn more about Whitney Stewart.
Snow Lion Dance by the Drepung Gomang Monks
The Drepung Gomang Monks of Southern India will visit the Louisiana Children’s Museum on Sunday, March 19 to perform their sacred Snow Dance of the Snow Lion for our visitors! The Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery are presently on tour in the United States to share the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, to demonstrate the artistic accomplishments of the people of Tibet, and to generate funds to ensure the survival of Tibetan culture.
In Tibet, the Snow Lion is a celestial creature representing the playfulness of bliss and joy, similar to the western Unicorn. The Snow Lion does not fly but their feet never touch the ground; their existence is a playful continuum of leaping from mountain peak to mountain peak. The energetic potency of the Snow Lion is infinite. It is so deeply a part of Tibetan mythology that its image is featured on the Tibetan Flag.
PIPE Family Fun Eat & Run 5k
When you register for the race, make sure that you choose to support the Louisiana Children’s Museum! Join us immediately after the run for a post-race party featuring food, drink, a DJ, karaoke, a bounce house, and much more!
For more information and to register, click here.
Dino Discovery Week
Tuesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 15
Come explore dinosaurs! Learn all about spectacular creatures who lived long ago.
Sponsored by the New Orleans Geological Society and BP
Saturday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At SuperSaurus Saturday, become a junior paleontologist and learn about dinosaurs and geology with members of the New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS). Explore the NOGS fossil collection, see life-sized dinosaur skulls, and walk in dinosaur footprints. Shake the Earth and watch the movement on a seismograph. Match predators with prey in geological time, discover how the plant-eating dinosaurs defended themselves from the meat eaters, and more!
Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate our amazing Planet Earth! Learn about the water that surrounds us from The Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation and explore how we can go green in our homes with EnergyWise. Learn how you can help protect the rainforest with the Audubon Nature Institute’s AquaVan at 2:00 p.m. Create your own seed art, build a “green city” out of recycled materials, and much more!
Tuesday, April 25 – Friday, April 28
Tasty Tuesday: Healthy eating and fitness: At this fun, food-themed day create your own healthy snack and work on your yoga poses!
Work Together Wednesday: Work together, build together, learn together! Explore blocks of all different sizes! Try building a block tower with others and much more!
Artsy Thursday: Think, problem solve, create! Take part in an open-ended art project where children can make choices and use their imaginations to create with their hands!
Family Friday: Celebrate your family! Read about families and create your very own family tree!
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. Childcare is available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. for an additional $8 per day and from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for an additional $15 per day. Before and after care requires pre-registration and payment with no refunds.