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.
March is Women’s History Month
We will have special story times in which we read books that describe the accomplishments of women in our community and beyond. We will also read some that celebrate girl power! Visit our library in our Make Your Mark Gallery for our engaging selection.
Black Children’s Book Week Special Story Times
Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Created by Veronica Chapman of Black Baby Books, Black Children’s Book Week is a global celebration of Black children and those who make sure they are represented in books and stories. This special week starts on the last Sunday in February every year and will run until March 4th. For more information, visit https://blackbabybooks.com/bcbw/.
Plant and Play Program
Thursday, Friday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join us in the Edible Garden to learn about growing a garden, from Aphids to Zinnias. Learn about our garden tools, composting, and all of the living things that call our garden home. Did you know we are a nationally-certified butterfly garden? Come dig, explore and grow with us.
Birdfoot Festival 2023 Performance: Listen, Did You Hear That?
Saturday, March 11th 11:30 a.m.
Join musicians of the Birdfoot Festival, a nature-inspired family concert in the form of a musical walk through our gardens. The walk will include an exploration of the sounds that can be heard and made in our great big backyard, interactive storytelling with natural materials, and lovely performances of chamber music evoking birds, forests, and even a thunderstorm.
Story Time and Book Signing with author Christy Andrews
Saturday, March 18th 11:30 a.m.
From one noisy street car to ten bright red crawfish, quilts of New Orleans and Louisiana are a fun way for tots to learn numbers and colors as well as the joy of quilts. Christy Andrews, a chemical engineer by trade, loves the mathematics of designing a quilt. She has been quilting for many years after learning at a community education class in Louisiana. Come visit us in our Talk and Play Center (free and open to the public) for a special story time and book signing of One Noisy Streetcar, a book full of numbers and quilts of her favorite New Orleans icons.
Edible Garden Food Demonstration: Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Saturday, March 18th 2:30 p.m.
Roll into spring with us in the Edible Garden. Our March food demo will feature some of our tastiest spring vegetables and herbs growing in the garden. Families will have a chance to learn more about how we grow these vegetables, try new kitchen techniques and taste a fresh, healthy snack, all while enjoying the spring weather.
Sunday, March 19th 11:30 a.m.
March 19th is National Backyard Day! What better way to celebrate than by exploring our own gigantic backyard? Play a tune on our steel drums in the music hummock, plant and play in our garden, stroll through our cloud grasses, use our view finder to spot egrets, turtles, and other lagoon wildlife, “cook” some stone soup in our Toddler Landscape. There’s so much to explore out there! Then join us for our Spring Fling Wiggle Party on our Courtyard at 2:00!
Spring Fling Wiggle Party
Sunday, March 19th 2:00 p.m.
We will celebrate the first day of spring (one day early) with dancing, playing instruments, and chasing bubbles at our Spring Fling Wiggle Party. Let’s dance around like pollinators, sway like a willow in the breeze, or hop around like grasshoppers. We want to see your best spring moves!
Saturday, March 25th 10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Mud Fest is a one-day festival that focuses on playing with one of nature’s messiest resources: mud! New Orleans and coastal Louisiana demonstrate a perfect blend of earth and water, and Mud Fest will highlight the importance of that relationship through fun, dirty, hands-on activities. Numerous studies show that immersive play in nature as children leads to pro-environmental behaviors as adults. By supporting Mud Fest, you’ll inspire kids of all ages to get outside and discover the infinite potential of their own backyard.
Mud Fest’s main feature is an enormous pile of dirt! Three trucks’ worth of soil surrounded by activity stations give guests the opportunity to explore the magic of mud. Make a mud pie, paint with mud, build a habitat, clean up at the “spa,” and more, all facilitated by LCM staff and volunteers. Or, kids can grab a pail and some tools and dig in on their own! Come get muddy with us!
The Ryan School of Irish Dance Performance
Sunday March 26th 2:00 p.m.
We are lucky to have this special performance. Join us to marvel at the fancy footwork of dancers ages 4-17 as they perform traditional Irish dances.