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Admission and Hours
- REGULAR HOURS
- Tuesday – Saturday:
9:30AM – 4:30PM
12PM – 4:30PM
- Closed on Mondays
Closed Major Holidays
Next Holiday Closure:
Thanksgiving Day, November 26th
Adults and Children:
$8.50 per person
Children under 1 year: FREE
LCM members: FREE
- Adults must accompany children under 16 years.
- Handicap accessible.
Gather your family, create a new holiday tradition and make lasting memories at Festival of Trees Family Fun Day. Don’t miss this family-centered, fun-filled day of holiday music, crafts, games, cookie decorating and more! Plus, enter the Festival of Trees raffle for the chance to win great prizes. All Festival of Trees Family Fun Day proceeds will benefit the LCM’s educational programs and exhibits.
Patron Pajama Party and Brunch
10 am – 12 pm
Come in your coziest holiday pajamas and start the festivities with a delicious jazz brunch by Chef Jay R. Mendoza compliments of Le Pavillon Hotel. Enjoy the lively sounds of the Newman Jazz Band. Mix and mingle with Mr. Bingle, and capture a family holiday photograph compliments of Peoples Health. Enjoy interactive caroling with Louisiana History Alive characters beginning at 11:30 am. Stay and play the entire day and delight in holiday crafts, cookie decorating, activities and games, and more!
The Patron Pajama Party and Brunch is $20 per person. Purchase tickets here.
12 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a holiday party complete with music, crafts games, and much more! Meet Mr. Bingle. Take a family holiday photograph compliments of Peoples Health. Make a family snow globe, learn how snowflakes are formed, and make Insta-Snow.
At 1 pm, catch Hope Stone New Orleans‘ “The Spirit of Giving” performance. Then at 2 pm enjoy New Orleans Dance Academy‘s performance to Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. Plus, don a chef’s hat thanks to Chef John Besh and decorate tasty holiday cookies, compliments of Holy Cross School. Enter the “Snowman Sprint,” participate in a new holiday scavenger hunt to help Rudolph find his shiny red nose, create a Scandinavian-inspired paper ornament, and more!
General admission is $12 per person for LCM Members; $15 per person for Non-Members. Purchase tickets here.
Ring in the New Year with the whole family at the LCM’s annual New Year’s celebration – Thursday, 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. Enjoy the Red Hot Brass Band and ring in 2016, 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. Pre-register here.
Please Note: The LCM will close at 3:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
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.
LCM Receives Nation’s Highest Museum Honor, The National Medal for Museum and Library Service
The Louisiana Children’s Museum has been awarded 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.