Explore the New Louisiana Children’s Museum


This post is sponsored by the Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Louisiana Children's Museum sneak peakEverything 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.

Outdoor Space

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.

Outdoor space at Louisiana Children's Museum
Plenty of outdoor green space and seating.

The museum is surrounded by green space, perfect for a picnic. Children can explore the sensory garden and floating classroom on the lagoon.

Indoor Adventure

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.

Local children’s artwork displayed throughout museum.

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.

Water lagoon
Water lagoon

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.

Interactive pulleys, levers and gears
Teamwork! Interactive pulleys, levers and gears.

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.

Acorn NOLA menu
Check out the kids menu!

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.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum opens August 31 at noon. For more information visit www.lcm.org

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.