Louisiana Children's Museum

Museum Frequently Asked Questions

Come Play!

We are located at 420 Julia Street in the Warehouse Museum District between Magazine and Tchoupitoulas Streets.

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You’ll find something new and fun to do each time you visit the Louisiana Children’s Museum. With more than 100 engaging hands-on exhibits, daily art encounters in Art Trek, educational and entertaining programs, and dynamic traveling exhibits; the play possibilities are endless! Visit our membership page to see the different levels of membership we offer.

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  • How long does it take to see and experience the Museum?

    Plan on at least a two-hour visit. With more than 100 hands-on exhibits, there’s plenty for your family to explore and experience. Your admission is valid for the entire day! If you choose to leave the Museum for lunch or a nap and return the same day, simply present your LCM receipt to the Visitor’s Services Host at the Front Desk.

  • Where should I park?

    Parking is available in nearby lots at an approximate cost of $5. The closest parking lots are the Residence Inn and PK1 lots with entrances on St. Joseph Street. Street parking is also available at parking meters but don’t forget your quarters. Each quarter will buy 12 minutes at the meter. City parking attendants are very diligent so please plan accordingly. On Sunday, parking on the street at meters is FREE.

  • Once we’ve paid admission, can we come and go?

    Sure. Simply hold on to your receipt and present it at the LCM Front Desk when you come and go throughout the day. Your receipt is valid for re-entry for the same day only.

  • Do you have a café or a place to eat in the Museum? Where can we go grab a bite?

    We do not have a café but we do have a vending area which features juice, water and snacks.There are a number of family friendly restaurants within walking distance and a food court at the Riverwalk Marketplace. Ask the Front Desk for a list of options.

  • Can I bring a stroller to the Museum? Is there a place to store a diaper bag?

    Strollers are definitely welcome, but we do not have a stroller check. If you leave your stoller unattended, please take out your valuables and bring them with you. Lockers, which are located in the Snack Area on the First Floor, are available for a small rental fee to hold items you do not wish to carry.

  • Is there something at the Museum for my toddler to enjoy?

    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. we have Toddler Time in our First Adventures exhibit. Toddler Time supports the social, emotional, motor and communication development of children at the museum ages 0-3 years through age appropriate activities.

    Our First Adventures exhibit offers an enclosed space where our youngest visitors (0-3) play to learn. First Adventures includes a reading and puzzle corner, a colorful maze, slide and tunnel, giant building blocks, a pretend kitchen, and more.

  • Can I breastfeed in the museum?

    Yes, of course! Guests are welcome to breastfeed in any part of the museum. We also offer a semi-private breastfeeding area in our First Adventures exhibit on the top floor of the museum. If you prefer a fully private space, check-in with our Front Desk and our staff will work to accommodate your needs.

  • Why do adults pay admission at a children’s museum?

    Grown-ups are important to the fun and learning that takes place at the LCM and are also responsible for the safety and supervision of their children. We encourage you to explore and experience our Museum with your children and are certain that you will “play” too.

  • Can I visit the Museum Store without paying admission?

    Yes! The Museum Store is open to the public to browse and shop without paying admission to the Museum.

  • Why should I visit a children’s museum?

    Children’s museums are places where children learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them.

    Our museum creates a playful, interactive learning experience in a safe environment for families. We encourage hands on, participatory learning for children of all ages. Encouraging discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play, the Museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with adults and peers.

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