This post is sponsored by the Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Everything we love about New Orleans – the food, the music, the culture – can now be experienced by our children at the Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Gulf Coast Moms Blog had the opportunity to get a sneak peek of this state-of-the-art facility and we are here to say, it’s time to pack up the family and take a day trip to New Orleans!
Tucked in the beautiful City Park is the new museum dedicated to fun, exploration and adventure. So much thought went into this gorgeous building. With its main focus on “literacy, environmental education, health and wellness, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and arts and culture,” it’s guaranteed to provide your family with hours of interactive learning and fun.
From big to small, there is something for every child to explore and enjoy.
Overlooking the lagoon, is a main porch where you can enjoy the views of City Park, the beautiful glass beads adorning the fence and the fog installation that goes off every hour.
The museum is surrounded by green space, perfect for a picnic. Children can explore the sensory garden and floating classroom on the lagoon.
When you walk through the big, blue modern doors the adventure awaits.
From the award-winning museum planning team to the grandparents committee (how cute to have pawpaw and meemaw share their ideas), no detail was spared.
The Play With Me area is for infants and toddlers (3 years and under). They can explore a sensory lagoon (similar to an oversized water bed). The book nook nestled under a cypress tree is the perfect spot to cuddle and read a book.
The Follow the Food area includes a grocery store with a fun Louisiana twist. Children will enjoy looking for spices and making gumbo in the Creole Kitchen.
The Port and Cargo area is filled with interactive pulleys, levers and gears. Children work as a team to try to figure out how to make the machine work.
Make Your Mark area focuses on the art and culture of New Orleans that we love so much. The Jammin’ House, an enclosed jazz room, provides instruments for children to make their own music.
You will be in awe when you see the 100-foot-long Mighty Mississippi water display in the Move with the River area.
And the big Bubble Room is ADA accessible for all children to enjoy now!
Taste of New Orleans
Acorn NOLA is the family-friendly cafe next to the museum which overlooks City Park and the lagoon. It’s owned by Dickie Brennan’s and will not disappoint! Everything we tasted was delicious.
Our favorite, the pizza. It’s made to perfection in the pizza oven! After lunch, enjoy a treat with a mom (champagne) popsicle.
Top Family Attraction
The new Louisiana Children’s Museum has a modern feel but still pays homage to the city we love so much! The museum places a genuine emphasis on community, nature and environmental awareness. This New Orleans attraction will top your list for a fun family outing.