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Louisiana Children's Museum

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Arts District / Warehouse District
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Address: 420 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3606
Phone Number: 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

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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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 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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
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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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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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.

Thank sanbear984
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

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.

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Tequesta, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 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 

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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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