Louisiana Children's Museum

Kids' New Years Eve Party!

Ring in the New Year at LCM’s annual New Year’s celebration! Join in on the festivities on December 31 complete with live music, noisemakers, paper bag hats and a Countdown to NOON that culminates with a colorful confetti toss and balloon release! Special event ticket prices apply. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  

Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!

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Festival of Trees

Friday, November 24 – Wednesday, December 27

Celebrate the magic of the season at the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Seventh Annual Festival of Trees! Stroll the Museum’s festive collection of whimsical trees created by local schools and community partners, and create new holiday traditions with weekly activities the entire family will enjoy.   Learn more here.

Don’t forget about our raffle! Click here to purchase your raffle tickets for a $4,500 Dillard’s decorated tree, a signed Drew Brees football, a one-night stay with breakfast at The Windsor Court, Kendra Scott jewelry, or an LCM Birthday Blast! Our 2017 Festival of Trees raffle ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 19.

Click here to vote for your favorite tree at Festival of Trees and to purchase an LCM jingle bell necklace! Tree voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 27.



Festival of Trees – Seasonal Saturdays

Saturday, December 9, 16, and 23

Celebrate the season with hands-on activities and crafts! Learn about celebrations around the world during this time! Make a candle holder! Learn how to track winter animals! Play with “snow”! Make a snowman or snowflake!


Seasonal Saturdays Author Readings & Activities


The Greenest Tree by Tracie Morris Schaefer 

Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

After a reading by local author, Tracie Morris Schaefer, make your own tree ornament! Hear how this very curious Christmas Tress learns that the magic of a holiday tree does not end when the season does! Winner of a National Gold Medal Distinction from the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Followed by a special interactive performance by The Loyola Woodwinds Quintet from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


The Beignet That Almost Got Away by Joanne Mehrtens and Pat Roig

Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Make your own paper beignet after an entertaining storytime with songs and interactive activities with local author and former schoolteacher, Pat Roig. Enjoy a rollicking ride with these two lovable roaches (Yes, roaches!) who follow a beignet around the French Quarter!


The Unhuggables by Kena Sosa

Saturday, December 23 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 










Oliver cannot be consoled by a hug from his mother…he is so upset that each attempted hug turns him into a different type of ferocious animal. Finally, his mother’s special blend of patience and creativity allow him to receive the hug he truly needed – and wanted!

*Books are currently available for purchase at our Museum Store.


Holiday Camps 2017

When school is out for the holidays, fun is in session at the Louisiana Children’s Museum!  Don’t miss LCM’s annual Holiday Camps featuring themed activities led by our energetic staff in a fun-filled learning environment!

LCM Holiday camps are designed for children ages 5 through 8 and are available by the day. Camp hours are from 8:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Curbside drop-off is provided from 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The Holiday Camp fee is $40/day for LCM members or $50/day for non-members. Before care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for an additional fee of $10 per day, per child. After care is also available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $15 per day, per child. Purchase before and after care as a package for $20/day.

Camps are filled on a first come, first served basis with limited availability so don’t delay!  Click on the links below for additional information and to register your child for LCM Holiday Camps today!


Holiday I Camp:  “Frozen Exploration”

Wednesday, December 20 – Friday, December 22



Holiday II Camp: “To the Future and Beyond!”

Tuesday, December 26 – Friday, December 29



New Year’s Camp:  “Celebrate New Orleans”

Tuesday, January 2 & Wednesday, January 3



Celebrate the New Year at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

Saturday, December 31

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; NOON Countdown to 2018

Ring in the New Year at the LCM’s annual New Year’s celebration – Sunday, December 31 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.!  Don’t miss the festivities and the LCM’s famous Countdown to NOON that culminates with a colorful confetti toss and a balloon release. Make a noisemaker and festive paper bag party hat.  Enjoy live music with the Blu Kru Brass Band and ring 2018 family-style!

Special event ticket prices apply.  Admission is $5 per person for LCM members; $10 per person for non-members.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To pre-register, https://lcm.thankyou4caring.org/new-years-eve-2017

Sponsored by The Domain Companies   

Please Note:  The LCM will close at 3:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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