Gallery of Exhibits
The taste of our food is just the tip of the iceberg lettuce. From the field to the table, each bite has a story that will make you appreciate it so much more.
Location: First Floor
Food and You Market
This classic LCM exhibit is back and better than ever with a whole grocery store (yep, working registers, too) built for little shoppers to fill their carts with all kinds of meat, produce, and more.
You can’t have enough cooks in this kid-sized kitchen. Prep, mix, bake and broil your favorite Louisiana recipe to serve to your hungry grown-up.
Mr. Okra’s Truck
Mr. Okra is an iconic figure and community member who has been selling vegetables and fresh fruits in New Orleans for over 50 years. We have the great honor of memorializing Mr. Okra’s legacy through a life-size replica of his famous truck. Children can step into the role of the truck driver and become Mr. Okra himself by delivering produce and fruit to different locations around New Orleans.
Simple machines work overtime moving coffee beans up and down, over and around, and underneath a giant gantry crane.
Growing and Gathering
There is a simple but profound pleasure in gathering your own food. Kids learn this wonderful lesson as they harvest produce from the garden and crawfish from the pond.
Plinko and Gears
The Plinko and Gears gives children the opportunity to learn about the Port of New Orleans and its national and global significance of transporting food.
Our Scent Wall draws on positive or negative associations that guests have with food and agriculture with activities and toys in the museum. Match the scents to descriptive words on the wall!
Mimics natural processes using mechanical systems (i.e. crank and pulley system) and connects an important U.S. crop to the natural cycles and systems that produce that crop.
There are way more things to do than we could possibly list here. Come see for yourself.
- Caroline and Boatner Reily IV
- Gifts in honor of Joey Richard, CPA
- Harper’s Hope 4*1 Foundation
- Krista and Michael Dumas
- Linda and Gordon Kolb
- Ralph Brennan Family
Are you interested in sponsoring an exhibit?