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Louisiana Children's Museum

420 Julia Street | New Orleans, LA 70130 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.3)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
About these ratings

When people say that New Orleans isn't the best place to bring the kids, they're forgetting about the Louisiana Children's Museum. Yes, Bourbon Street may be too rowdy, but this two-story facility is a playtopia in disguise. The museum features hands-on exhibits that cover everything from body mechanics to architecture. The museum also hosts numerous special events, from near daily story times to holiday-related activities. Many travelers agree that this is a must-do with younger kids, especially on days when everyone needs a break from the heat and humidity. However, some recent visitors mention the admission price was a little steep for the shabby nature of some of the exhibits. Travelers also warn that you'll have to pay for parking, either at nearby lots ($5) or in metered spots on the street. The St. Charles Streetcar also stops nearby.

South of the French Quarter in the Warehouse District, the Louisiana Children's Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m. During the summer, you can visit on Mondays and the doors stay open until 5 p.m. Admission is $8.50 per person; children under the age of 1 enter for free. For more information, check out the Louisiana Children's Museum website.

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