Despite its reputation as a city for grown ups that love to eat, drink, party and stay up late, New Orleans is also a city of families. There are plenty of diversions for the little ones in and around town, scores of things for children and parents to enjoy together, whether its outdoors in nature or indoors learning and experiencing.
The word museum can mean a lot of different things. While you might think first of a well curated palace of art, in New Orleans, a museum can mean a sculpture garden, a lighthouse, or even a zoo.
One of the top museums for families in the area is based around Mardi Gras. At Mardi Gras World you can tour a collection of some of the greatest parade floats in the history of carnival, assembled together for endless photo opps. Here, kids can grab selfies with Batman, Spiderman and the Grinch, and that's 'just for starters.
Other great places to spend some time include the holy trinity of Audubon properties (Aquarium, Insectarium and Zoo). Parents can buy economically priced passes that deliver access to all three over the course of a few days.
With New Orleans recognized by many as a fun destination for families, this list will guide you through the top museums that both parents and children will enjoy.
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