Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Collection of learning resources, environments and enrichment programs.
Special Monthly Programming:
October 16 Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead
Starting Saturday, October 16th, we will host a Day of the Dead altar and design paper marigolds in honor of those we miss. Many cultures associate the marigold flower with remembrance. We will have a special presentation at 1:30 Saturday, October 16th near Studio in the Park in our Make Your Mark gallery. The altar will remain until November 4th and so will our marigold-making and our papel picado art demonstration. Papel picado, which means “punched” or “perforated” paper are folk art flags created for different celebrations in Mexico. Día de los Muertos is a special time to celebrate life and to honor those we have lost and will always remember.
October 29-31st- Halloweekend
Story Time around the Museum
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
LCM Literacy Specialist will lead a lively read-aloud of some of our favorite children’s classics and a variety of new delightful tales in different book nooks around the Museum. Through story time, we build print awareness, vocabulary, phonological skills and so much more. During your next visit, ask our literacy specialist for our Read to Me bookmark with tips for selecting, reading, and enjoying books from birth.
Plant & Play in the Edible Garden
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Towering sunflowers and lush citrus trees border our edible garden, home to a variety of butterfly-attracting flowers and our own herbs and produce, including strawberries, watermelons, squash, beans, tomatoes, herbs, and eggplants. This month during Plant and Play, we will be joined by some creepy, crawly creatures…WORMS! Visit the Edible Garden to meet some squiggly, wiggly worms. Learn why worms are important for our plants and even play with some “spaghetti worms”.
Studio in the Garden
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
The seasons are changing and we are bringing our Art Studio play outdoors into our beautiful Edible Garden. Stop by for some exploratory art making, with rotating “process art” activities. These are all about theexperience of art making and becoming familiar with tools and materials and not so much about making a final perfect product. Get to know and enjoy different mediums and have fun experimenting and expressing. No matter what age you are as an artist, we know an important part of making art is simply playing around and listening to what your inner artist wants to create!
Toddler Time Animal Yoga in the Play With Me Gallery
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Children under the age of four will spread their wings like a blue bird, slither like a corn snake, stand still as majestic oak. These animal poses are inspired by our Alex Beard mural in the Play With Me Gallery and the animals that call Southern Louisiana home. Sessions will be facilitated by a yoga instructor from our new community partner Project Peaceful Warriors.
Sedimentation Table Demonstration in the Dig Into Nature Gallery
Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
At the sedimentation table, guests can discover the power of water as the ‘river’ weathers, erodes, and deposits sediment. In the delta, we explore the challenges Louisiana faces with coastal erosion as participants play the part of engineers, river pilots, farmers, and wildlife conservationists, working together to share the land and water. Sharing natural resources is complex, and this exhibit shows how to achieve it through cooperative, hands-on play.
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Our Master Naturalists and nature lovers will lead a variety of nature explorations each Saturday to discover and admire the biodiversity in our own backyard. We will host a different theme each week, including a pollinator pathway, a sensory stroll, and a bioblitz!
All of our programming is included in your general admission or membership unless otherwise noted.
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