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Today's Hours 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

Today's Hours 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

There’s always something fun happening at Louisiana Children’s Museum. Find out what’s going on every day, and come play the day away!

Weekly Programming

What’s New This Month


June Playtime 

June is Caribbean Heritage Month

This commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. We will have several story times throughout the week and read lovely tales such as All the Way to Havana by Magarita Engle and Caribbean Dream by Rachel Isadora.  

Froggy Fridays: Water Play at LCM  

Throughout the months of June and July, we will beat the heat on Fridays with Splash and Play activities. For the tots, join the Splish Splash at 10:00 a.m. at our runnel near the Edible Garden and our water table in the Toddler Landscape. At 11:00 a.m., it’s Water Playtime for our guests ages 4 and older.  

Summer Power Hours Begin

Join us at 1:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer for Power Hour, a time of activities, games, and design challenges specifically geared toward older children. On Tuesdays, interact with art media, card and board games, and a variety of materials that will change each week. On Thursdays, in addition to these all-in-one visit options, we will also offer longer-term choices for repeat visitors like designing a comic book, publishing a zine, or designing a structure or sculpture that could be revised and reworked over several visits.   

And keep an eye out for morning pop-up events opposite some of our toddler activities so that big and little kids can be engaged at the same time.

Summer Artist in Residence: Rebecca Crenshaw

As LCM Artist in Residence, Rebecca Crenshaw, will foster creativity and self-awareness through an exploration of improvisation, movement, and collective voice. In the world of improvisation, there is no right or wrong – just play! Rebecca’s residency invites LCM participants to play with recording found sounds, their own voices, and improvised instruments in addition to exploring the connection of music and movement.

Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.: Master Naturalist Nature Walk 

Join a Louisiana Master Naturalist on Saturday, June 8 at 10 am to explore nature in LCM’s backyard! You’ll see and learn about the many flowers and trees that decorate LCM’s 8.5 acres. Who knows, you might even spot an alligator.    

Saturday, June 8 1:30 p.m.: Pride Parade 

June is Pride Month! Come celebrate diversity, inclusion, and kindness with us throughout the month. We will host a pride parade and rainbow wiggle party on Saturday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. and have special story times at 11:00 and again at 1:00. In our Studio in the Park, we will collaborate on a community rainbow sculpture project. We will also have rainbow prism activities in our Dig Into Nature and Play With Me galleries throughout the day.  

Tuesday, June 11 11:00 a.m.: A Life of Song: The Story of Ella Jenkins Interactive Musical Storytime With Special Guest Dr. Author Ty-Juana Taylor 

Written by Dr. Ty-Juana Taylor, A Life of Song uplifts the career of a Black woman who crossed boundaries to share multicultural folk music with children at a time of segregation and Jim Crow laws.

Sunday, June 16 Father’s Day

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day! Visit our arts table to design and build a lovely necklace or bracelet to give to the special father or father figure in your life, and stop by our holiday photo booth to snap a photo of you and your krewe. We will also have a special story time Saturday in our Talk and Play Center at 1:00PM.  

June 17 – 23 is National Pollinator Week 

Learn about pollinators in our Dig Into Nature gallery before taking a walk in our beautiful sensory garden to see how many pollinators you can find. Investigate our Little Library in the Big Backyard where pollinator books can be read in the shade of our Toddler Landscape. Then visit the Edible Garden, which is a North American Butterfly Association Certified Garden, to learn about the pollinators that help our garden grow and to draw some fun pollinator chalk art near our runnel.  

Tuesday, June 18th 11a.m.: Meet a Beekeeper 

NEW! STEM at LCM: Inspiring the Innovators of Tomorrow. For pollinator week, come learn about the importance of pollinators and pollination with George the Beekeeper! Discover the wonders of honeybee colonies, taste local honey, examine real beekeeping equipment and apparel, and learn how to do the honeybee waggle dance!  

Thursday, June 20 11:30 a.m.: Juneteenth Performance by Andrea Peoples Dance Theater 

Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War. Come celebrate with us on Thursday, June 20, with a special musical and dance performance at 11:30 by Andrea Peoples Dance Theater, a West African Afro Cuban, and modern dance company focused on preserving black culture and traditions. There will be special story times throughout the day, and cookout imaginative play in our Toddler Landscape.   

Saturday June 22, 12 p.m.: Pollination Celebration in the Edible Garden

July Playtime 

Froggy Fridays Continue: Water Play at LCM  

Throughout the months of June and July, we will beat the heat on Fridays with Splash and Play activities. For the tots, join the Splish Splash at 10:00 a.m. at our runnel near the Edible Garden and our water table in the Toddler Landscape. At 11:00 a.m., it’s Water Playtime for our guests ages 4 and older.  

More Summer Power Hours

Join us at 1:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer for Power Hour, a time of activities, games, and design challenges specifically geared toward older children. On Tuesdays, interact with art media, card and board games, and a variety of materials that will change each week. On Thursdays, in addition to these all-in-one visit options, we will also offer longer-term choices for repeat visitors like designing a comic book, publishing a zine, or designing a structure or sculpture that could be revised and reworked over several visits.   

And keep an eye out for morning pop-up events opposite some of our toddler activities so that big and little kids can be engaged at the same time.

Summer Artist in Residence

4th of July Celebration –  We’re Open!

Wear your favorite red, white, and blue attire and join us to celebrate American Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Tots will enjoy red, white, and blue fingerpainting activities in our Play With Me gallery. All guests are invited to our Little Firecrackers Wiggle Party at 2:00pm.  

Sunday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m.: Bastille Day Celebration

Joyeux quatorze juillet! Bastille Day is Friday, July 14th. Join us at 11:00 in the Atrium to read about Paris, France, taste some yummy French snacks, and learn new French words and songs, or share your French language and culture with us.  

Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m: Let’s Go Fishing   

Join us on Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. for a fishing expedition in our Move With the River Gallery. What kinds of fish live in the Mississippi River? How big do they grow? How many can you catch? How many should you catch? Join us to learn more, show our Sustainability Learning Director your angling skills, and read fish tales in the book nook. 

Saturday, July 27, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Marvelous Melons  

Join us in the Edible Garden as we celebrate melons and learn what makes them such healthy snacks! We will taste watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melons and engage in STEM and arts activities with our melons including measuring, counting, and painting.