Louisiana Children's Museum

Kingfest Weekend

Jan. 19th-21st, Saturday-Monday, celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!  Listen to guest readers narrate stories including “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport, hear live local music, share your future hopes and dreams in a collaborative “dream house” art project and more!

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The Helis Foundation Free Sunday, January 20th

Special Open Monday: January 21, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Kingfest Weekend!

Saturday, January 19:
  • Participate in peace-themed craft activities facilitated by student volunteers from Xavier University.
  • Hear special guest Story Times of “Martin’s Big Words” by Doreen Rappaport.
  • Be mindful with Project Peaceful Warriors Yoga sessions.
  • Listen and move to “When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates” with Fit NOLA.
Sunday, January 20:
  • Listen to Troy Sawyer perform jazz, blues, and funk with a focus on Civil Rights messages, peace, and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Hear special guest Story Times of “Martin’s Big Words” including Eric “Doc” Griggs who will also lead a low impact, fun-filled fitness tour of the Museum.
  • Participate in yoga and mindfulness sessions.
Monday, January 21:
  • Create peace portraits based on the collage illustrations of Bryan Collier, illustrator of “Martin’s Big Words.”
  • Hear special guest Story Times of “Martin’s Big Words” including Healthy Blue NOLA, and Eric “Doc” Griggs who will also lead a fitness activity through the Museum.
  • Participate in “I HAVE A DREAM” Story Times and activities.

Spring Holiday Camps 2019!

Mardi Gras Camp:  March 6, 7, 8 – AWESOME ARCHITECTURE

Our “Proud to Call it Home” Architecture Exhibit celebrates some of the unique structures of New Orleans—such as shotgun houses and Creole cottages. Design and build a model of a house, collaborate to create a Kid City and explore a variety of building materials in this hands-on STEM-based camp!

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Spring Break Camp:  April 19, 22, 23 – A WORLD OF WATER

Celebrate our Little Port of New Orleans & Bubbles exhibits during this camp!  Water connects to all people’s lives and is especially important to our city’s economy. Build a boat and test how many pennies it can hold. Add soapy ingredients to water to create bubble mixtures and figure out which will give the biggest “pop!”, and more!

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Save the Date for Children’s Worlds Fair!

Saturday, March 23

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Embark on an exciting trek across the globe at the 21st and last Children’s World’s Fair on Julia Street.  The Children’s World’s Fair is a unique, daylong journey that explores cultural diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Travelers will delight as they enjoy lively, cultural performances and explore games, music, literature, crafts, flavors and more! This year’s featured countries are:  Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Philippines, and Senegal.

The journey will begin with the Early Explorers Party from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Early Explorer packages begin at $100 for a family four-pack; individual tickets are $30.  At 12:00 p.m., all adventurers are invited to join the fun.  General admission tickets for LCM Members are $16 per person and $20 per person for Non-Members.

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