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Louisiana Children’s Museum travels the globe at its Children’s World’s Fair
Eight countries, one afternoon: Children and their parents and grandparents visited Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, Senegal, Tanzania and Vietnam at theLouisiana Children’s Museum’s 18th annual Children’s World Fair on March 19.
2016 arrived early at the Louisiana Children’s Museum
It featured confetti instead of fireworks, and it happened 12 hours before midnight, but the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s festive New Year’s countdown Thursday (Dec. 31) felt like the real deal to hundreds of youngsters and their families. With help from Sesame Street’s “The Count” and the Red Hot Brass Band, the museum counted down to 2016 at noon, rather than midnight, releasing 10 pounds of confetti from the ceiling and 550 red and blue balloons (blown up by the museum’s staff that morning.)
Four Cities That Celebrate New Year’s Eve in a Big Way
The Louisiana Children’s Museum also has a ring-in-2016 party for little ones with a noon countdown that ends with a balloon release and confetti toss (from $10 a person for nonmembers).
Louisiana Children’s Museum CHAIRish the Children has the best seats in the house
Bright lights, big chairs: The 17th annual CHAIRish the Children benefit for the Louisiana Children’s Museum took over two floors of this Warehouse District venue, with plentiful food from local vendors and tempting silent auction items.
When the event was created, the silent auction items were all decorative chairs, but the offerings have now evolved into a cornucopia of deluxe vacations; gift certificates to restaurants, stores, salon services, veterinary and medical services; art; jewelry; as well as chairs, this year made by the five Silver Linings (the event theme) honorees: Bob Becker, Leslie Jacobs, Derrick Tabb, Sarah Usdin and Warner Williams.
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.
Michelle Obama honoring Louisiana Children’s Museum
(May 15, 2015) Representatives of the Louisiana Children’s Museum are slated to be at the White House Monday as part of a ceremony honoring the museum and nine other recipients of the 2015 national medals recognizing excellence in museum and library services…
Children’s World’s Fair at Louisiana Children’s Museum March 28 offers fun on a global scale
(March 25, 2015) Cultural diversity will come under the scientific microscope during the 17th Annual Children’s World’s Fair on Saturday (March 28) at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. This daylong event will allow kids to get a global perspective…
Louisiana Children’s Museum Helps Kids Develop Emotional Literacy Through ‘Play Power’ Program
(July 1, 2014) The Louisiana Children’s Museum is more than just a place to visit. One of the Museum’s traveling outreach programs is Play Power, which visits schools and NORD camps in areas of New Orleans deeply impacted by Hurricane Katrina…
Louisiana Children’s Museum: Play, Learn, Explore
(June 15, 2012) The Louisiana Children’s Museum is much more than meets the eye. Sure, it’s a big, magical playground full of obstacle courses, arts and crafts and wonderment, but it manages to educate kids and entertain adults at the same time…
First Lady Visits Louisiana Children’s Museum Eat, Sleep, Play Program
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, First Lady Michelle Obama visited one of LCM’s three Eat, Sleep, Play sites, Royal Castle Child Development Center, where she read to participating families and joined in movement exercises.
Eat, Sleep, Play was launched in the Greater New Orleans area by The Louisiana Children’s Museum in the spring of 2011 and is an 11-week, interactive, family health and wellness series to combat childhood obesity.
This program is made possible through the generous support of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Eat, Sleep, Play is also a part of a national initiative developed by Children’s Museum of Manhattan and is illustrative of one way that the Louisiana Children’s Museum has embraced Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move Museums and Gardens initiative.
Behind the Big Blue Doors is the Museum’s newest online series all of the fun that occurs inside our big blue doors. Created by Ron Palmer, one of the Museum’s playworkers, Behind the Big Blue Doors has taken Facebook and Youtube by storm.
See for yourself what all of the fun is about!
Museum Mash on WDSU
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