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Louisiana Children's Museum

Neighborhood: Lower Garden District
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Address: 420 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-523-1357
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This museum has interactive exhibits, such as one that allows children to...
This museum has interactive exhibits, such as one that allows children to learn broadcasting by reading in front of a real camera.
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Great place to take the kids to burn off energy

We took our 13 month old to play. He had a blast! Lots of stuff for them to work on there motor skills. Staff is great and very kid friendly. Wish we had something like this in my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Sugar Hill, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited this museum while visiting from Atlanta. At 8 years old, this was the perfect place to spend a hot day and have some fun. Even after visiting many other children's museums around the country, this is by far the one she still talks about! Great activities for all ages, and definitely fun for parents too.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We took our 13 month old to play. He had a blast! Lots of stuff for them to work on there motor skills. Staff is great and very kid friendly. Wish we had something like this in my town. Lots of kids running around, so you need to wash them up after playing.

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BC, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I didn't think that we would be here long but we definitely got our admission price of $8.50 each as we spent 4 hours here. Kids loved shopping in the grocery store (and ringing others through), the giant bubble, serving parents at the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took my grandkids ages 4, 5, 6 and 8. They had a good time on 1st and 2nd floors. Lots of hands on things to do. Instead of structured tour type, it was a lot of energy burning activity. I thought there were a lot of unique activities

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Aussie
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The other reviews are correct - this place is a little old and a few things are broken but my children absolutely loved it. We spent about 3 hours here going through all the exhibits whilst my husband attended a conference. There was a little pretend grocery store and cafe which both kids loved. I can't remember it being super... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fantastic museum in Warehouse district. Two floors of hands-on fun for kids: work and shop at a mini supermarket, play dress up in a magical bayou, work as an eye doctor, climb inside a giant bubble, test your reaction time, build a classic New Orleans style house, and pretend to cook up gumbo in a restaurant. Hours of fun! Separate... More 

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New Orleans
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My three year old had a good time. Like many other reviewers I felt it could use a good cleaning and some updating. I also feel that $17 for me and a three year old was a lot to pay. If the money was going to keep the museum updated that would be one thing.

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

lots of (paid) parking at the back lot. my son enjoyed it. it seemed a little small and some exhibits were out of order, but an enjoyable visit none the less. i would expect to spend about 3 hours to half a day here depending on your child's age and attention span. super friendly employees but nowhere to eat, except... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have never been to a children's hands on museum before, and my kids really liked it!! I was surprised by all of the things they could do inside. My kids are 4 and 10 and this place had something for them both. They still talk about it!

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Baton Rouge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I have been to several children's museums in different states and this one was probably the least up to date with technology. The more complicated and "higher end" displays were mostly broken. Staff was dispassionate and facility dirty. I will not return. It was my wife and I and kids ranging from 7-11 y/o and most things here did not... More 

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