Kids are amazing. Every single one of them. That’s why we’re committed to providing an accessible experience for all to ensure every child feels welcomed upon entering our big blue doors.
Handicap accessibility is first and foremost a consideration, with wheelchair access a priority. All tables and interactive spaces offer ADA-compliant access. Our new Bubble exhibit will allow children and adults alike to roll a chair into the bubble exhibit and pull the magic around them. Our signature “Kindows” (kids + windows) have accessible lookouts on each floor.
By locating in the middle of New Orleans’ City Park, LCM will offer a new comfort of geographic accessibility. Not only is the park surrounded by neighborhoods filled with families seeking quality experiences, but there is also easy transportation access (Interstate 10 has a nearby exit, five bus lines and a streetcar stop within walking distance.).
Financial access is offered through a variety of methods. The Helis Foundation generously funds free admission on designated Sundays, school field trip rates are less than half general admission entry, and Community Spaces are offered free of charge to all participating families. LCM is also a part of Museums for All a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
It has been said that “no one fails museums!” We seek to have a positive experience for every child who visits and have designed interactive experiences for all types of learners. Whether you learn by creating something with your hands, being physically active in your exploration, or are inspired by stories or music you hear – or another way of learning – we offer it all! Open-ended, imaginative play is our specialty, and each visit will offer something new!
The new LCM is a big place. Our map will help you know where to find the experiences and features you want to get your hands on.
We have a few rules to make sure the museum is safe, fun, accessible, and inclusive for everyone. But the main rule is to have so much fun that your cheeks hurt from smiling so much.