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Today's Hours 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

Today's Hours 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 


What’s Happening in May

Saturday, May 18, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00p.m.: Super Salubrious Smoothies in the Garden

Join us in the Edible Garden as we blend healthy ingredients to make our own tasty, cool smoothies. Yum!

Sunday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Interactive Musical Performance With Fox Robinson 

Thursday, May 23, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Sensory Friendly Playtime  (registration required)

Join us for a special time where attendance is limited, sounds and sights are turned down, and adaptive equipment, such as noise-reducing headphones and weighted vests, are provided. 

Friday, May 24, 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.: Fitness Friday

Saturday, May 25, 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: National Tap Dance Day Performance

It’s National Tap Dance Day! Join us as local performer Craig Fuchs and Kelly School of Dance lead us into an interactive tap dance experience.

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day

LCM is open! Summer hours begin and so do summer camps!


What’s Happening in June

Summer Artist in Residence: Rebecca Crenshaw 

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.

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 8th 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.  

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 17th – 23rd 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 20th 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 22nd, 12 p.m.: Pollination Celebration in the Edible Garde