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City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

Today's Hours 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

City Park New Orleans

15 Henry Thomas Drive

New Orleans, LA 70124

504-523-1357

After more than 30 years on Julia Street in downtown New Orleans, we’ve taken it outside to City Park. Our new home was meticulously designed to be a social, cultural and learning resource for children and families. Indoors and out, there are tons of hands-on ways to learn literacy, health and wellness, arts and culture, environmental education, and STEM.

The New Louisiana Children's Museum

  • 8.5 Acres of Indoor and Outdoor Space

  • 56,000 Square Foot, LEED-certified Building

  • Architects: Mithūn (lead) and Waggonner & Ball (local)

  • Total Project Cost: $47.5M

  • Anticipated Annual Visitation: 225,000+

  • Exhibit Design: Gyroscope, Inc

The Exhibits

Kids are good at a lot of things, so we teach a lot of things. But kids are also full of energy, so we make it as active and hands-on as humanly possible.

Greenest Project in City Park

Sustainability is paramount. Our LEED Silver certification makes the new LMC the first LEED certified building in City Park. We also preserved the site’s trees and are adding 125+ news ones. A new 15,000-gallon cistern collects rainwater, and the lagoon we overlook was restored to include freshwater and brackish wetland environments. The result is sustainability that is visible, engaging and playful.

Leave a Lasting Legacy

If you’ve been on our front porch, you may have noticed beautiful glass beads along the railing with names etched in them. You may have also noticed that there’s room for more. Add your name – or a loved one’s – while helping to support the children and families of our community.

Our Mission

When you make a child’s potential visible, wonderful things happen.

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Support Us

Louisiana can do better than our state’s 48th ranking in childhood well-being. But we need your help. Our work is made possible by people putting their concern into action through giving. Join us and change lives daily.

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