Louisiana Children's Museum

Celebrate Lundi Gras kid style at the LCM!

Join our Lundi Gras celebration — kid style! Decorate your own king cake, take pictures in a Mardi Gras-inspired photo booth, and stamp your own handkerchief to take part in a second line parade! February 8, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (The Museum will close at 3:00 p.m. on Lundi Gras).

Learn more here!

Travel the World at the Children’s World’s Fair

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Embark on an exciting trek across the globe at the 18th Annual Children’s World’s Fair, presencwf3ted by Dow — Saturday March 19 at the Louisiana Children’s Museum!

Children’s World’s Fair is a unique, daylong journey that explores cultural diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Travelers will delight as they enjoy lively cultural performances and explore the games, music, literature, native attire, crafts and flavors of destinations including: Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

Early Ecwf12xplorers Party

The intergenerational journey begins with the Early Explorers Party from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Early Explorers get a first look at the country exhibits and young globetrotters receive an exclusive party treat bag.  Early Explorers packages begin at $100 for a family four-pack; individual tickets are $30. Purchase tickets here.

General  Admission

At 12 p.m., all adventurers are invited to join the fun.  Advance general admission tickets are $16/person for LCM Members and $20/person for Non-Members.  ALL general admiscwf1sion tickets purchased on event day are $20/person. Purchase tickets here.

 

All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s educational programs and exhibits. Please note: The Louisiana Children’s Museum will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18 in preparation for the Children’s World’s Fair.

Purchase Children’s World’s Fair tickets, here.

 

 

New!  Art Workshops at LCM

Join our in-house Art Educator for a 90-minute hands-on art experience.  Specially designed for your 7-10-year-olds, these Saturday morning classes teach and build upon age-appropriate art-making skills while encouraging creative and imaginative expression.  Register today –  space is limited!  Pre-registration is required.  For more information please feel free to call 504-266-2409.

Accordion Treasure Box – Saturday, March 12

Learn the process of accordion bookmaking.  Accordion books emerged from the orient and were traditionally used to keep part school 2oems or hold paintings.  We will create an accordion book enclosed in a box to hold your secrets and treasures.  Draw and collage your favorite things, tell your story, and create a special place to keep wishes!

Students will be provided with all materials to make a personalized book.  This is a mixed media project that includes drawing, painting, collage, and assemblage of found objects.

Saturday,  March 12, 9:30-11:00 am

Members $12.00; Non-Members $15.00

Register for the Accordion Treasure Box Workshop Here.

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Katrina Voices Storytelling Project and Exhibit — New Orleans’ Youngest Citizens Share their Journeys of Personal Growth, Love and Resilience   10 Years Following Hurricane Katrina

The Louisiana Children’s Museum, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has introduced Katrina Voices, a storytelling project and exhibit now on display throughout August. Katrina Voices shares the reflections of 24 children from Orleans, St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes who were ages 4 – 11 at the time of Hurricane Katrina, and today, are ages 14-21. Their individual stories portray journeys of personal growth, love and resilience ten years following Hurricane Katrina. Learn more here.

 

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LCM Receives Nation’s Highest Museum Honor, The National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has been awardedLouisiana_DSC0376-3 (2) the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Services– the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. For the Louisiana Children’s Museum, this honor recognizes the memorable and often life-changing opportunities we offer children and families through our community programs such as Play Power, Word Play, Literacy Pathways, Family Camp, Family Fest, Sensory Friendly Family Learning and others. These programs focus on early childhood development, resiliency building, family literacy, parenting and other critical life skills. To read more about this prestigious honor, click here.

 

 

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