Louisiana Children's Museum

Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans: Address, Phone Number, Louisiana Children's Museum Reviews: 4/5

Louisiana Children's Museum

Louisiana Children's Museum
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Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
About
This museum has interactive exhibits, such as one that allows children to learn broadcasting by reading in front of a real camera.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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4.0
220 reviews
Excellent
106
Very good
71
Average
26
Poor
8
Terrible
9

Mark T
Orlando, FL319 contributions
My girls loved the bubble interactive
Dec 2019
The museum has many more interactive abut my kids loved the bubble pulley system.  The spent turn after turn trying to reach 6 feet of bubbles.  The museum sits inside a much larger park with plenty of outdoor space for the kids to run around.
Written June 14, 2020
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Mehul D
Durham, NC2 contributions
Great for children under 5, not so much for anyone older
Feb 2020
The building and grounds are amazing, as is City Park. The museum itself is beautiful, well-lit and spacious. However, in terms of actual activities, it seems to be purely directed towards the very little ones. Our 9-year old really didn't enjoy most of the activities, and this is from a family who loves going museums of all kinds. The outside space was probably the most exciting, and that was mainly just free-play. I also think the diversity in terms of patrons and types of activities is quite limited. They could definitely do more - they seem to have the space and the funding for it!
Written March 10, 2020
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Taylor M
New Orleans, LA466 contributions
Much Better
Jan 2020
Another step in the right direction. The new facility is awesome. Hands down a great place and much more for the kids to learn form. We bought a membership and will be right back.
Written January 29, 2020
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kdugas82
New Orleans, LA93 contributions
The museum you remember, only without parking
Jan 2020 • Family
The remodeled museum really got a much needed face lift. While it is still the amazing museum I remember as a kid, the parking situation is absolutely atrocious. With as much pomp and circumstance as the new museum generated, having no place to park within a reasonable walking distance to the entrance was a little discerning. Especially with little ones, the museum’s biggest and most important critics have a marathon of walking to do before ever setting foot inside.
Written January 21, 2020
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Roeky
1 contribution
Waste of time and money
Jan 2020 • Family
It’s looks big on the outside but inside they have maybe 5 areas for play. It’s more of an activity center for little kids. At $14 per person it’s robbery.
Written January 9, 2020
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DawgExplorer
Dalton, GA2,555 contributions
Filled an afternoon
Jan 2020 • Family
We took our boys, 3 and 5, to this museum while visiting New Orleans to get them worn out a bit. They enjoyed the food area a little but loved the water activity upstairs and the contraption that moves beads by conveyor belts and scoops. The outside courtyard are was busy and full of activity. The misty bridge was a bit if fun while the spinning chairs entertained them for about 30 minutes. We have been to several children's museums and this was probably one of the least exciting but they loved it nevertheless. The building and grounds are really well designed but the facility just needs more activities.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dani22
3 contributions
Nothing for kids over 9 yrs old
Nov 2019 • Family
I took my 13 and 9 yrs old kids to the LCM and I felt I threw away my money. There literally nothing for them. When I asked if they had a section for teens, they directed me to a microscope which only had a feather, a leave and a corn to look at. Very sad. They should warn the parents before charging for such disappointment.
Written November 30, 2019
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Sid G
New Orleans, LA211 contributions
Beautiful but very disappointing!
Nov 2019 • Couples
So they moved from and old building with fun things to do to much larger modern building and toned down the fun things to do.

There is little or no New Orleans vibe. No mention of Mardi Gras, no mention of jazz, no mention of local food?

The outside displays and activities are very nice and kid friendly.

Security is tight and for good reason. Parking sucks.

Bottom line, if it’s raining and you are bored take your kid here. If it’s not raining go to Storyland.

The exhibits were more fun at the Julia location. It is plain and seems to be not finished.
Written November 23, 2019
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Activeseniorjuly2010
San Francisco, CA41 contributions
New Location in City Park!!!!!! A good hot or rainy day activity. Lovely setting.
Oct 2019
We brought our 3 yo very active little boy, not realizing this is apparently a new building and location for the museum. He was entertained for about 1.5 hours and could have stayed longer but it was closing time (4:30 pm on a Thursday). Due to time constraints we didn’t go outside within the museum footprint.

There were different exhibits here than in our smaller hometown museum and also many of the standard child exhibits too. He really enjoyed the “beans” production line exhibit which offers different tasks and a team effort to keep the beans moving around.

There was much room to roam and explore in this apparently new location.

*** As with most venues, older children are more aggressive and it’s a challenge to ensure the younger ones get their turns without being physically hurt or bowled over by the kids 6+ yo.

*** Very clean and colorful.
*** Not sure why children’s bathrooms have loud flushing toilets which are challenging for little ones who are noise sensitive.
*** No senior discounts.
*** Parking: The designated parking lot is large enough for employees but not visitors, however there is street parking and on a pretty day offers a chance for fresh air and running on the hill before crossing the bridge to walk through the fog exhibit on the bridge over the pond near the entry.
Written November 6, 2019
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Tjade2535
New Orleans, LA11 contributions
Beautiful Space
Oct 2019 • Family
This review is for the new LCM in City Park. The outdoor fog and other outdoor play areas are really nice. The inside has a kind of Rube Goldberg device that my 9 year old son will play with for about an hour. I miss the exhibits on the eyes and different ways bugs see. They do have a stuffed animal infirmary, music room, and water table and have retained a grocery store and play cooking area. We’ll enjoy it this year I hope, but unless they change up the exhibits, my son will probably age out of it soon.
Written October 27, 2019
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