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Louisiana Children's Museum

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Address: 420 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-523-1357
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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
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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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Kids will love it...

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2016
Brian B
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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1 Thank Kimkahuna
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank tedlyons
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Our four-year-old really enjoyed this place -- especially the grocery store -- and could have stayed much longer. The lack of food options there drove us to leave for lunch. The price is good too - $8.50 each (infant was free). There are lockers and a place to eat if you pack your own lunch, so that might be the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

I grew up in New Orleans and remember going to the children's museum when I was younger, so taking my toddler there on a recent visit was a must. He had such a great time that we went back one more time before we left. Lots of things for little hands to explore and get into that lent itself to... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We are members of the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa and they have a reciprocal agreement so coming here during our visit to NOLA was a no brainier! Our grandchildren (3 and 5) had a BLAST!! Had we not gotten hungry for lunch we could have stayed there ALL DAY easily!! 😊There's SO much to do and the hands-on stuff... More 

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texas
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 

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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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