Gallery of Exhibits
Animals are amazing. Water does all kinds of amazing things. Plants are definitely amazing. And you’re amazing. So exploring how all these things work together is, you guessed it, amazing.
Location: First Floor
Water shapes our world. Let your brain out for a dip at the Sedimentation Table. Build a levee or a dam with your friends, or make waves.
Nature Caring Station
Some of our furry, slithery, and feathered friends that live in the park need your help. Examine their bones, bandage their bobos and nurse them so they may return to their healthy habitat.
The Engineering Tables
Use Magnatiles to build and experiment with sources of energy. The metal stations on each platform provide a base upon which visitors can demonstrate engineering practices by designing and redesigning structures and models.
Pirogue and Bayou
Guests can immerse themselves in the ecosystem of South Louisiana. The Pirogue is equipped with fish and nets, and the Bayou Wall has components that mimic nature sounds.
Sharing Station and Look & Learn Microscope
The Sharing Station is a natural collection of materials that children can explore up close. Specimens that can be examined independently (leaves, sticks, rocks, etc.) live in jars on shelves in the exhibit. Guests can use the high-powered microscope at the Look & Learn Station to examine specimens more closely.
Nature is full of treasures. Bring them to the Trading Post to see them UP CLOSE, identify, and trade them with the soon-to-be-friends you meet there.
Make leaf rubbings of trees found in City Park and write promises on the back of their leaf rubbings.
A cozy nest, books, puppets, and customizable soundscapes are just a few of the ways to explore the magic of bayou life here. It’s up to you to find the rest.
The Wave Wall is a tank where guests can turn a crank and watch as their energy is transferred through a paddle and then generates a wave. The wave then pushes against a large pile of sand demonstrating the process of erosion.
There are way more things to do than we could possibly list here. Come see for yourself.
- Alden and Margaret Laborde Foundation
- American Petroleum Institute-Delta Chapter
- Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
- The Frank B. Stewart, Jr. Foundation
- In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. Wallace J. Landry, Jr.
- Jones Walker LLP
- The Lupin Foundation
- New Orleans Geological Society
- New Orleans Memorial Society Memorial Foundation
- Petroleum Industry Promoting Education
- Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans
- Southeastern Geophysical Society
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