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LCM Takes it Outside to City Park

Check out this recap of our groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, May 20 in New Orleans City Park by Hoss Communications!


Kid-sized shovels were hard at work in New Orleans City Park today as the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) broke ground at its new site on Saturday, May 20, bringing the child-centered, family-friendly museum one step closer to reality.

The ceremonial groundbreaking was celebrated by LCM Chief Executive Officer Julia Bland, along with Senator JP Morell, Representative Walt Leger, Louisiana Assistant Commissioner of Administration Mark Moses, New Orleans Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Hebert, City Park CEO Bob Becker and LCM Capital Campaign Chair Lizette Terral.

Click here to read more about the groundbreaking ceremony!


Ocean Friends Forever Day!

Thursday, June 8

Enjoy special activities in honor of World Oceans Day, in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting and WYES-TV, where you can watch PBS’s newest children’s program, Splash and Bubbles!



Storytelling Festival

Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11

Oral storytelling, theatre, music, art, puppetry, books… The list of ways to tell stories is endless! Hear stories from across the world, learn how to write and illustrate a story of your own, enjoy activities from the New Orleans Public Library, and more!



Helis Free Sunday

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

Enjoy complimentary admission thanks to the Helis Foundation!

Featuring 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.



Summer Camps at LCM!

Click here to register.

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!

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