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City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

Today's Hours Closed

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 

 

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.

February

 

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.  

Having a special designated time to celebrate African Americans was the idea of historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. 

 

Sensory Friendly Playtime is now offered twice a month! 

Thursday, February 1st Sensory Friendly Playtime 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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. Space for this playtime is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

Saturday, February 3rd 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. LCM Nature Walk  

Come join members of the Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans at 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. as they take guests on a 30-45 minute nature walk of LCM’s grounds. You will learn about our mighty oak trees, our recreated wetland, and our bio-islands. Bring your questions and enjoy a morning outdoors with us!

 

Saturday, February 3rd 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Special Story Time with Guest Author Tayla M. Young 

Guest Author Tayla M. Young will join us to read her book That’s A Great Question at our 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. story times. Join us for this special reading and get inspired to be inquisitive!

 

Wednesday, February 7th World Read Aloud Day 

World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday, February 7th! Join us for story time all day (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) in Talk and Play for interactive readings of our favorite children’s books.

 

Saturday, February 10th through Sunday, February 18th Lunar New Year

Come wish a loved one health, happiness, and good fortune as we celebrate Lunar New Year, also known as Tết in Vietnam, and in our local Vietnamese community! This is the year of the Dragon, the only mythological creature in the Chinese Zodiac, and brings with it lots of luck and success. In which ways will you share your luck with your friends and family this year? Bring your best new year’s wishes to our Studio in the Park for our Lunar New Year interactive art activity where you will also have an opportunity to share your own Lunar New Year traditions or learn about the new year traditions that stem from parts of China, Vietnam and many other Asian countries.

 

Thursday, February 15th Sensory Friendly Playtime 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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. Space for this playtime is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

Saturday, February 17th Science Fun with Xavier University’s Chemistry Club 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Don your safety goggles and stop by to join Xavier University’s Chemistry Club for science experiments that are safe for all ages! It might be elephant toothpaste, chromatic butterflies, or baking soda and vinegar rockets, the possibilities are endless!

 

Saturday, February 24th Wizards of Weather: Become a Fox 8 Meteorologist 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Learn to be a weather expert at LCM! Meet the FOX 8 meteorology team, witness weather demonstrations, and give a live weather report. Plus, learn from members of the National Weather Service, journey as a droplet in the water cycle, explore the seasons, travel through activity “pods” to earn a Hurricane Achievement Certificate, enjoy a weather wiggle party, and so much more!

 

Studio in the Park 

Visit Studio in the Park as we continue to explore shapes and symbology. Through participation in our collaborative art project, guests will explore and reflect on the traditional process of stamping on paper and fabric as they learn about the Adinkra symbols from Ghana, Africa that represent concepts from Ghanaian proverbs such as justice, hope and unity. 

 

Play With Me 

Play With Me is a special place for babies and toddlers ages birth to three years and their parents and caregivers. Join us in February to help us build with ice boxes or create a pattern of snowflakes on the felt wall as we explore the season of winter in this sweet gallery.  

 

Reading of Mr. Okra Sells Fruits and Vegetables  

“I have oranges and bananas. I have broccoli.” That’s the call of Mr. Okra, the beloved New Orleans vegetable and fruit vendor who sold while singing from his truck. We will read Mr. Okra Sells Fruits and Vegetables by Lashon Daley from our very own replica of Mr. Okra’s truck in our Follow That Food Gallery  throughout the month of February on Thursdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.  

 

March

 

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.   

 

Spring Season Nature Observation in Studio in the Park  (March and April) 

Visit our Studio in the Park as we bring the outdoors inside to our Nature Observation table! The Spring Equinox (the official start to the season) falls this year on March 19th, so join us as we look for signs of spring in the natural world around us and in our cultural traditions. Take some time to record observations of live plants and springtime elements in our Studio Journals and try your hand at painting botanical artwork with watercolor pencils.  

 

Nature Journaling Series   

Each Saturday in March. Meet in the Museum Atrium at 9:45am 

Join us for a new programming series each Saturday in March as LCM Education Directors lead museum guests in nature observation and journaling explorations. Participants will explore nature, art, culture, and personal wellness through their own journals using their own unique perspectives. This series includes facilitated prompts, activities, and experiences for children and families. Discover ways to increase mental and physical wellness while connecting to the world around you and learning through art, science, and writing. 

Meet in the Atrium at 9:45am sharp each week to travel as a group to a journaling location somewhere on the Louisiana Children’s Museum campus. We will provide community journals for use by participants, but we suggest individuals bring their own journals to build a foundation of a personal practice worth cultivating! 

 

Black Children’s Book Week Special Story Times  

Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 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 2. 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.  

 

Sensory Friendly Playtime is now offered twice a month! 

Thursday, March 7th Sensory Friendly Playtime 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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. Space for this playtime is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

Acorn Food Demonstration: Spring Mix Salad 

Saturday, March 16th 2:30 p.m. 

Step 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.  

 

Backyard Sunday 

Sunday, March 17th 11:30 a.m.   

March 19th is National Backyard Day. Since we are not open that day, we will celebrate Sunday! 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 17th 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!  

 

Sensory Friendly Playtime is now offered twice a month! 

Thursday, March 21st Sensory Friendly Playtime 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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. Space for this playtime is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please click HERE.

 

Saturday, March 26th Science Fun with Xavier University’s Chemistry Club 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Don your safety goggles and stop by to join Xavier University’s Chemistry Club for science experiments that are safe for all ages! It might be elephant toothpaste, chromatic butterflies, or baking soda and vinegar rockets, the possibilities are endless!

 

March 28 and 29, April 1 and 2 “Our Own Backyard” Spring Break Camp is designed for children ages 4-8. Campers will dig, plant, and investigate soil and learn about native plants and flowers of New Orleans. Featured activities include creating a landscape design and planting in our Edible Garden.