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Louisiana Children's Museum
Type: Children's Museums, Family Friendly, History Museums, Museums
Set on a lush 8.5-acre site in City Park across from the lagoon and the expanded sculpture museum, this kid's museum welcomes visitors with a meandering entranceway that features a storytelling... Read More
Set on a lush 8.5-acre site in City Park across from the lagoon and the expanded sculpture museum, this kid's museum welcomes visitors with a meandering entranceway that features a storytelling shelter and a labyrinth, fog sculpture, open classrooms, a shop and a restaurant called Acorn, a Dickie Brennan & Co. Café. Interactive play areas connect the kiddos to the planet and the city with themes likeDig Into Nature, Follow That Food and Move With The River. Throughout the light-filled exhibit area, the tone is on literacy, health and wellness, environmental education, and arts and culture. In addition to the indoor galleries, the museum includes a literacy center, a parent-teacher resource center and a floating outdoor classroom moved by kid's pedal power. Multiple gardens, kid-sized nooks and perchable window seats, graphics created by pint-sized artists and galleries filled with play equipment and books add up to a stellar family affair.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- $8; Child (1 and under) Free
- Things to Do with Kids: "Pick up lunch at Acorn Cafe and eat outside on the verandah overlooking the lake."
- Family-Friendly Museums: "If the kids are having a hyper day, aim the towards the climbing wall to blow off some steam."
- Museums: "Bring the kids for story time weekdays and Saturdays at 11 am and 1 pm."
- Attractions near Smoothie King Center: "Head upstairs where role-playing rules, at the Little Winn-Dixie grocery store complete with dairy cases and cashiers, a Kid's Café, for budding chefs-to-be and a TV set where kids can be a news anchor, reporter, director or meteorologist."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The preeminent museum for the 12 and under set has a distinctly local point of view.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Louisiana Children's Museum is all about engaging and teaching the youth with fun, hands-on exhibits.
- Best for Museums Because: It's all kinds of fun, and geared to children from toddlers to age 12.
- Best for Attractions near Smoothie King Center Because: Hands on learning equals hands on fun at this spunky children's museum, where children are encouraged to discover a world of wonder throughout learn-by-doing exhibits.