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Today's Hours 9:30am - 4:30pm

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

Today's Hours 9:30am - 4:30pm

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Collection of  learning resources, environments and enrichment programs.

Weekly Programming

Special Monthly Programming 

 

May Highlights

 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Throughout the month of May in our Studio in the Park, we will practice Ikebana, which in Japanese literally means “to give life to flowers” and is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Guests will be invited to give life to flowers by using several techniques, including origami and by repurposing recycled materials as they add to our collaborative flower arrangement.

During our daily story times, we will read books that highlight Asian American authors and stories and/or that share different Asian cultures around the world and here in New Orleans!

Our Health and Wellness Director will host an interactive food demonstration on Friday, May 13th to prepare cong you bing — also known as scallion pancake or green onion pancake. This is a Chinese savory, unleavened flatbread folded with oil and minced scallions. Many sources believe that it was created in Shanghai in northeastern China. Visit our Edible Garden at 1:00 p.m. to enjoy this tasty dish!

On Saturday May 14th at 11:30 a.m., the Loyola Asian Student Organization will facilitate an origami art activity.

Fitness Fridays

Health and Wellness is one of the four impact areas at the Museum. This is evidenced in our Follow that Food Gallery, our Edible Garden, and in Acorn Café. For the entire month of May, we will host Fitness Fridays. Join us for physical exercise games on the event lawn from hula hoops to jump ropes, relay races, and so much more at 11:00 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. each Friday in May!

For our Final Fitness Friday on May 27th, we will have a nutrition event in the Atrium from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and yoga sessions on our event lawn at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Come get fit with us!

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th Mother’s Day Weekend

Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day! Visit our arts table to design and build a lovely necklace to give to the special mother or mother figure in your life and stop by our holiday photo booth to snap a selfie of you and your crew. We will also have a special  story time Saturday in our Talk and Play Center and in our Toddler Landscape Sunday with books such as A Chair for my Mother by Vera Williams, Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina Lacour, The Family Book by Todd Parr and so many more!

Thursday, May 12th 10:30 a.m. Trinity Choir Performance 

We are so excited that the Trinity Middle School Honor Choir will perform a compilation of inspiring songs for us in our courtyard. What a lovely way to start the day.

 

Friday, May 13th 1:00 p.m. Food Demonstration

Our Health and Wellness Director will host an interactive food demonstration on Friday, May 13th to prepare cong you bing — also known as scallion pancake or green onion pancake. This is a Chinese savory, unleavened flatbread folded with oil and minced scallions. Many sources believe that it was created in Shanghai in northeastern China. Visit our Edible Garden at 1:00 p.m. to enjoy this tasty dish!

 

Saturday, May 14th 11:00 a.m. Community Kindness Project in our Talk and Play Center

 

Saturday, May 14th 11:30-12:30 Origami Art Activity 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Join us at 11:30 a.m. for a special origami art activity facilitated by the Loyola Asian Student Organization.

Throughout the month of May, in our Studio in the Park, we will practice Ikebana, which in Japanese literally means “to give life to flowers” and is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Guests will be invited to give life to flowers by using several techniques, including origami and by repurposing recycled materials as they add to our collaborative flower arrangement.

During our daily story times, we will read books that highlight Asian American authors and stories and/or that share different Asian cultures around the world and here in New Orleans!

Saturday, May 21st Supersaurus Saturday

Become a junior paleontologist at Supersaurus Saturday! Learn about dinosaurs and geology with members of the New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS). Explore the NOGS fossil collection, see life-sized dinosaur footprints, match predators with prey in geological time, and discover how plant eaters defended themselves from the meat eaters. You can also shake the Earth and watch the movement on a seismograph,  complete a dino scavenger hunt, and receive a real dinosaur bone fragment to keep!  Each gallery will support our supersaurus theme as well. It’s going to be a dino-mite day!

 

Sunday, May 22nd 12:30 p.m. Guest Author and Illustrator Shannon Kelley Atwater

You don’t want to miss this special story time as talented author and illustrator Shannon Kelley Atwater reads her beautiful book Alligators Don’t Like Flowers. Come learn what happens when Angelo the alligator wears his new crown of flowers. The reading will be followed by our own fun flower time.

 

Fitness Friday May 27th 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Yoga on the Event Lawn

Join us for two yoga sessions on our event lawn. The first one is scheduled at 11 a.m. and we’ll stretch, balance, and breathe again after lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Summer Kickoff with the Imagination Movers!

Saturday, May 28th 1:00 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this summer kickoff event! The Imagination Movers will perform at the Louisiana Children’s Museum on Saturday, May 28th!  Yes, the wonderful, Alt Rock for band kids will sing some of our favorite songs as we gather, laugh, and dance on our event lawn starting at 1:00 p.m.

 

We’re sure you all are quite familiar with the Imagination Movers, but did you also know that they have composed over 250 songs and that the group had an Emmy-winning “Imagination Movers” TV show on Disney Junior from 2008-2013, which you can now find on Disney+ streaming service?

 

We are thrilled to have this talented group kickoff our summer programming at the Museum! Secure your membership and save on a summer of fun and play. It’s going to be a performance you won’t want to miss. Member tickets are $6 and non-member tickets are $20. Tickets on sale NOW!

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.

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