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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: 504-523-1357
9:30 am - 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...

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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Loads of fun for little ones

Our visit was really fun. We were a group of 10 with and age range of 2-63. We all had a great time! Plenty of things for everyone to try. Some areas needed some TLC, but overall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit was really fun. We were a group of 10 with and age range of 2-63. We all had a great time! Plenty of things for everyone to try. Some areas needed some TLC, but overall we enjoyed our time there and time together. We stayed about 2 hours. Depending on the age, you could stay much longer.

Thank sanbear984
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Numerous hands on things, some did not work. A balance box to test your balance, a restraunt where kids play with plastic food and care givers are seated, a winn dixie grocery where kids can shop for plastic food and ring up purchases, the Port of NOLA with vessels but a crane that was not working, a timer to test... More 

Thank zstargazer
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went during a family vacation. My daughter loved it! There are a lot of exhibits and they make learning fun! My daughter especially liked the Winn Dixie store & the restaurant. I must say I had a great time as well.

Thank Lan1978
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge space, and when one is wrangling little ones that is a GOOD thing. But let it be widely known: every inch is crammed with thoughtful, constructive, instructive, thought-provoking, age-appropriate, imagination-sparking fantasticness.

Thank GlosterGoesToTown
Tequesta, Florida
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to many children's museums around the country. This one had some good regular exhibits that my kids enjoyed (optical and the rock wall/balance/flexibility for the older kids, 3 year old section for younger one). There were also places to pretend shop, play with puppets or do story time. There were other "standard" items, but one thing that was very... More 

Thank Touringwithkids
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This whole experience here was great. If you have children I strongly advise you to go. Very interactive.

Thank sharimorman
Holetown, Barbados
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I don't think this is a museum but rather a playground for small kids. It had some interesting activities but that's it - not much. Not your "number one" destination if you are with small kids.

Thank Yaroslav D
Maplewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Does it go without saying that this review is for killing time on a rainy day with a child? Now that that's out of the way...this is a great place to kill time with young children on a rainy day. I say young child but there were some exhibits that a bigger kid would be into. There was some great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our two boys (4 and 2) had a fantastic time here. I think we should have allocated more time as I think they could have happily stayed 4 hrs or more. Lots of fun for all ages. Reasonably priced. Lots of interactive and educational exhibits, as well as areas for free play, building, arts and crafts, etc. Very near Embassy... More 

Thank KBearRN
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The kids had been here 2 years prior on our last USA trip and had asked to come back. Again they had a fantastic time. Australia doesn't have museums like this and it was a delight to see the kids so happily playing and learning. Allocate half of a day for this one but be warned, they will still whine... More 

Thank Monique H

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Staying in Arts District / Warehouse District

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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.