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Louisiana Children's Museum

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Arts District / Warehouse District
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Address: 420 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number:
+1 504-523-1357
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This museum has interactive exhibits, such as one that allows children to...

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Good. It seemed that later in the day, many of the displays were a bit scattered. Grocery store employees were very nice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
Carol H
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to several childrens museums including the one in Lafayette, LA where we live and this place is a must-see for anyone traveling with children.

Thank davisjohn5678
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Good. It seemed that later in the day, many of the displays were a bit scattered. Grocery store employees were very nice.

Thank Carol H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Even though my daughter was probably a little old for a children's museum, we decided to visit because our membership in our local science center got us into the Louisiana Children's Museum for free. I am really glad that we decided to check it out. My daughter liked it so much, she asked to go back the next day to... More 

Thank dctravel
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

This place could be so good, just needs management direction, coaching of the staff and attentiveness by them. there were lots of interesting exhibits, the giant bubble machine was amazing, I loved it so did my daughter. But for the money charged it really is bad value. The girl that conducted story time seemed as if she could not finish... More 

Thank irishboy4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Spent several hours in this museum. A "must" when visiting New Orleans. Well done with each theatre of operation in separate areas. Not to be missed.

Thank Carol-kiwi
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Great place for kids and tots ( and big adult kids) There are enough things to for little ones up to preteens to occupy for about 2 hours. I took my grandkids yesterday. Ages 11, 9 and 7. They particularly liked doing wild dances on the first floor strobe wall and the wall near the front door. Also standing inside... More 

1 Thank Kimkahuna
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

I remember going here as a kid on field trips. I thought it would be a good idea to take my little brothers. I was so wrong! We would have had a better time at McDonald's play area. Most of the exhibits were broken or missing pieces. I went on a Monday and there were about 20 guests total. There... More 

1 Thank jennifer a
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My 7 year old and I have been to lots of children's museums around the country and this is by far the best one. From the moment you walk through the doors, the friendly staff engages you in conversation and welcomes you. Everything in the museum is hands-on so children can play and explore freely. From the full size Winn... More 

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Halle K, Public Relations Manager at Louisiana Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum! :) More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It's a little expensive for what is there, but it's a good place for your Toddler to run around. Rooms that are set for specific sized children.

1 Thank tedlyons
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

we visited New Orleans in family trip...so the most important wart was how to entertain my 4-year-old daughter...luckily, my wife googled and found this place...it was a really fun place for my daughter as well as us...the freezing shadow was the best part...

1 Thank Brian B

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Arts District / Warehouse District
Once a thriving industrial zone, today this district is home to a buzzing arts scene with an amazing assortment of galleries, boutiques, and studios having moved in and set up shop throughout the disused warehouses for which the area is so well known. Much of the art you'll come across here is local in scope, ownership and inspiration. However, among the many old brick warehouses are modern structures of steel and glass housing large-scale cultural institutions of national prominence such as the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Just as eye catching as what’s on view inside the galleries and museums is the chance to see your ship come in at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal, which serves as a wistful reminder of the city’s historic maritime prominence.
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