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.
World Read Aloud Day
World Read Aloud Day is February 1st! Join us for story time all day (11:00-1:30) in Talk and Play for read-alouds of our favorite children’s books.
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.
Do you know what an entomologist is? We’ll give you a hint. We’re all abuzz about learning about the first Black entomologist Charles Henry Turner. Join us in our Dig Into Nature Gallery Wednesday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. throughout the month of February to comb for clues to solve the puzzles.
Studio in the Park
Visit Studio in the Park as we continue to explore shapes and symbology in different ways. Through the creative process of stamping, guests will learn about the Adinkra symbols from Ghana, Africa – proverbs represented in symbols that represent concepts such as justice, hope and unity.
Studio Visit and Interactive Drum Performance
In connection with the ongoing exploration in the Studio, special guest Andrew Wiseman, who is from Accra, Ghana, will stop by our Studio in the Park and tell of the story of the Adinkra Symbols, through his Ghanaian perspective. He then will lead our group downstairs and outside to the Courtyard, where he will engage us with an interactive drum performance on Saturday, February 4th. Studio visit at 1:00. Performance at 1:30 p.m. in our Courtyard.
Krewe of Iris Sunglasses Project Saturday, February 4th 9:30am – 3:00pm
The Krewe of Iris is back for a special “throws” project from 9:30am – 3:00pm in our Atrium. We will help decorate Iris’ signature throws – sunglasses! All sunglasses created will be thrown from Iris floats when the Krewe rolls on Saturday, February 18th. Leave your mark on this Mardi Gras season!
Mardi Gras Indian Presentation
On Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m., join us in our Talk and Play Center for a special presentation by Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief of the Mohawk Hunters Mr. Tyrone Casby.
Mardi Gras Masquerade
Join us for our Mardi Gras dance party on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. on our Courtyard. We will wiggle, shake, rattle, and roll with a variety of instruments to some of our favorite Carnival tunes. Mardi Gras colors, masks, and/or costumes are encouraged!