Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Collection of learning resources, environments and enrichment programs.
Special Monthly Programming
All programming is complimentary for LCM Members and included in general admission unless otherwise noted. Advance timed-entry tickets are required for all guests, LCM Members and non members. Please reserve your advance timed-entry tickets on our tickets page.
Sensory Friendly Playtime (Thursday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:30 pm)
At LCM, we are committed to building stronger, connected communities through active engagement. We welcome all families and children, of all backgrounds and circumstances. We offer a playtime for families that provides a low-sensory experience where children with sensory-specific needs can explore the Museum without the noise, crowds, and stimulation of typical open hours. We limit the number of families who can attend, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment such as noise-reducing headphones and weighted vests. When available, specialists will be on hand to help facilitate activities and provide resources. Join us Thursday, November 3rd from 4:30-6:30. If you would like to participate in this event, please register now on our programs page.
Story Time with Gayle Webre (Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am)
Join us on November 5th in our Talk and Play Center for a special interactive story time of When I Was an Alligator from guest author Gayle Webre. This is one of our favorite books and can be found every day in the library of our Dig Into Nature Gallery and in our Museum Store. This event is free and open to the public. What a treat to have Gayle Webre join us!
Community Kindness Project (Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 am)
The LCM Community Kindness Project is an effort to promote literacy and reading by highlighting children’s books that can prompt meaningful conversations between caregivers and children about important topics of inclusivity, empathy, and diversity. Join us this month as we read If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson in our Talk and Play Center at 11:00. This event is free and open to the public.
World Kindness Day (Saturday and Sunday, November 12th & 13th, all day)
November is Kindness Month at LCM and World Kindness Day is November 13th! We will celebrate all weekend with our Kindness Rocks activities. We have joined The Kindness Rocks Project and will invite guests to help us build our Kindness Rocks inspiration garden. Guests can write a message of kindness on a painted rock to leave for other guests and we will watch our garden grow!
SBP Hurricane Relief Card Project (Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 am)
Join LCM and SBP (formerly the St. Bernard Project) in the Atrium between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 19th as we write encouraging cards to homeowners affected by the last hurricane season. Cards made during this time will be presented to homeowners as they are welcomed into their new SBP-built homes. Stemming from Hurricane Katrina-related relief efforts, SBP operates throughout the southeast to promote hurricane preparedness, to help individuals recover by rebuilding damaged homes, and working closely with local government officials to ensure a prompt recovery.
Three Sisters Food Demonstration (Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 am)
November is Native American Heritage Month. For many Native American communities, three seeds – corn, beans, and squash – represent the most important crops. Often called the Three Sisters, these three crops together offer learning opportunities about biodiversity, companion planting, and Native American culture for gardeners of all ages and backgrounds.
Join us in our Edible Garden on Saturday, November 19th at 11:30 am to learn more about the Three Sisters and to participate in a food demonstration lead by our Health and Wellness Director. Guests can prepare and taste our version of a Three Sisters salad.
Visiting Storyteller (Sunday, November 20 at 12:00 pm)
Join us on Sunday, November 20th at 12:00 for a very special guest storyteller, Grayhawk Perkins! Born in New Orleans and from a Choctaw and United Houma Native Nations family, Grayhawk continues a legacy of the artists, naturalists and storytellers that surrounded him growing up. He is a celebrated Indigenous Musician, Artist, Historian, Educator, internationally recognized Culture Bearer – and the list goes on! Gather with us in our beautiful outdoor landscape as Grayhawk shares stories and songs about the plants, animals, and land that we call home here in South Louisiana.
Cornucopia Still Life Art (mid-November, all day)
A cornucopia is also called the Horn of Plenty and is a symbol of abundance and nourishment. It is typically a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, or nuts. As we approach Thanksgiving week, come explore colors, patterns, and designs in nature with our cornucopia still life art in our Studio in the Park. You will also learn the practice of nature journaling, contributing your observations in our Studio Nature Journals.
Check out LCM’s Camps which are full of learning adventures and hands-on fun for children ages 4 – 8 years old.
Mental Health Resources
We’ve created a new way for you to connect at home. We’ve created a curated collection of mental health resources designed to help you strengthen your relationship with your child and find ways to navigate parenting.
Connections At Home
Connections At Home is a video tutorial series that relies on a child’s natural curiosity as a springboard for ages birth to eight
Being Good Enough
Being a “perfect parent” is an impossible task to accomplish even in the best of circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. Be kind to yourself!