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Build-A-Thon “Block Party!”

Saturday, February 23

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

How does building with blocks (and other building materials) also build your brain? Find out during our second Build-A-Thon as we celebrate our “Proud to Call it Home” Architecture exhibit. Learn how to draw shotgun houses in a mini-lesson with illustrator Emile Henriquez, enjoy a series of “brain builder” mini-workshops with engineering students from UNO, learn about supporting healthy brain development with experts from the Tulane Learning & Brain Development Lab, and more!


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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Create a Lasting Legacy at the LCM in City Park!

LCM partnered with glass artist Mitchell Gaudet to create a one-of-a-kind art installation to adorn the new LCM in City which adds a beautiful interactive feature and creates a lasting legacy for the Museum. Crafted in a rainbow of colors from recycled glass and designed to be etched with names, memorials, quotes or other tributes, these beads will bespeckle the full length of LCM’s new porch railings where children will be able to spin them as they hunt for names.

Personalizing a bead is a truly distinctive way to celebrate those you love while also contributing to an endowment to ensure LCM engages children in playful learning for generations to come. Only a limited number are available and the sales cut-off April 1, 2019 (to allow time for bead installation before grand opening).

Don’t wait – purchase yours today!


Summer Camps 2019!

LCM is rolling Full STEAM ahead! During four weeks of summer camp, campers will explore all things STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics—through fun, hands-on experiments and open-ended exploration.


REGISTER HERE!


MAD SCIENCE CAMP May 28 – 31* Explore the wonders of science through crazy, hands-on experiments every day. Try out the scientific method as you predict and test your hypotheses with ooey-gooey and bubbly mixtures, build your own robot, and create a flying machine!

*No camp Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Adjusted rate for this camp: $180/ 4 days of camp for LCM Members, $200/ 4 days of camp for Non-Members.

IMAGINARIUM CAMP June 3 – 7

Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Stretch your imagination with fun design challenges. From marble runs and marshmallow sculptures, to LEGO engineering, origami, and fort building, the possibilities of what you can create are endless!

DINO DISCOVERY CAMP June 10 – 14

Travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Be a paleontologist and search for dinosaur bones in your very own fossil dig. Go on a dino treasure hunt adventure and explore amazing facts about these prehistoric creatures!

WETLANDS & WILDLIFE June 17 – 21

Who lives in the Louisiana wetlands? Design your own safe habitat for a mammal, reptile, or bird. Learn about what our ecosystem needs to stay healthy, and make your own pledge for what you can do to preserve the wetlands. Get ready to “go green” and have lots of fun!

ART TREK STUDIO ART CAMP June 17 – 21

Beyond the Blue Doors: Observing, Exploring, and Creating Art Inspired by our Julia Street exhibits

Campers will learn about the artistry behind many of LCM’s iconic exhibit pieces. They will be able to create recycled art trees; larger than life eyes; and miniature replicas of shotgun houses and barges. To hone their observation and drawing skills, they also will sketch “still life” portraits of exhibits. Campers will display their final pieces in an atrium gallery show at the museum on the final day of camp.

 

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