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***Reminder***

LCM will be closed on Sunday, April 21 in observance of Easter.

LCM will be OPEN on Monday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



This April, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is moving full STEAM ahead with month-long programming that celebrates our science, technology, engineering, art and math exhibits: Bubbles, Little Port of New Orleans, Art Trek Studio, and Takes it Outside.

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Spring STEAM Day!

Saturday, April 20

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate our science-based exhibits during a full day of STEAM. Earn stamps for your passport by completing tasks in each of the five categories. Enjoy water cycle inspired dance performances by ELLEvate Dance Company. Experience the combination of science and art during a special cooking demonstration narrated by guest author Kat Pigott who will read Green Dinosaur Pancakes, and illustrator Mason Sibley who will create dinosaur pancake art! Program partners include STEM NOLA, the Port of New Orleans, the Society of Louisiana CPAs, NASA Solar System Ambassadors Program, the STEM Library Lab, and Tulane Center for K-12 STEM education.


Spring Break Camp 2019!

April 19*, 22*, 23 – A WORLD OF WATER

*Please note: April 19 and 22 are sold out

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!  Camp is designed for children ages 5-8 and is available by the day.  Before and after care is available for an additional fee.

Register Here!



Throwback Thursday!

A-Grown-Ups-Only Playdate

Thursday, May 9

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$25/per person – Must be 21+

Play one last time on Julia Street and party like a kid again at LCM before the closing of our big blue doors!

Activities Include:

  • Bubble Making: Bring home your own bubbles as a souvenir!
  • Play with LCM’s Parachute, Imagination Playground blocks, and more!
  • Selfie Stations with Iconic LCM “characters” such as Mr. Bones and Stuffee.
  • Participate in silly contests, games & scavenger hunts for fun LCM prizes!

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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 15, 2019 (to allow time for bead installation before grand opening).

Don’t wait – purchase yours today!


Summer Camps 2019

**Due to Popular Demand!**

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has added an EXTRA FOUR WEEKS of summer camp so campers will have additional opportunities to experience the museum with hands-on activities and open-ended exploration!


REGISTER HERE!


MAD SCIENCE CAMP May 28 – 31* – SOLD OUT

IMAGINARIUM CAMP June 3 – 7 – SOLD OUT

DINO DISCOVERY CAMP June 10 – 14 – SOLD OUT

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 I:Beyond the Blue Doors: Observing, Exploring, and Creating Art Inspired by our Julia Street exhibits   June 17 – 21 – SOLD OUT

ART TREK STUDIO ART CAMP II: Beyond the Blue Doors: Observing, Exploring, and Creating Art Inspired by our Julia Street exhibits  June 24 – 28 – REPEATED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Campers will learn about the artistry behind LCM’s exhibit pieces in a five-day exploration of LCM from an artistic viewpoint.  Our young artists will learn about size, proportion, and scale; they will sketch exhibit pieces, create a miniature of at least one exhibit piece, collaborate on a “cityscape exhibit”, and design their own “mini-exhibit” diorama. Campers will display their final pieces in an atrium gallery show at the museum on the final day of camp. **For those enthusiastic artists who wish to repeat their art camp experience, our art camp educator will assign different exhibits and designs.**

SPACE EXPLORERS CAMP June 24 – 28 

Travel the universe and learn about stars, planets, and other phenomena–all without leaving the museum! Learn about how Galileo invented the telescope and create your own constellation. Crawl into our inflatable Star Lab for a show all about astronomy, launch your own balloon rocket, and crash a meteoroid to test its crater size.

BON APPÉTIT CAMP July 1, 2, 3 and 5*

Explore the five senses with all things culinary. Prepare and taste your own edible creations, make your own recipe book, and enjoy food themed crafts and songs. Learn about “eating the rainbow” and building a balanced plate. Bon Appétit!

*No camp Thursday, July 4. Adjusted rate for this camp: $180/4 days of camp for LCM Members, $200/4 days of camp for Non-Members.

SILLY CIRCUS CAMP July 8 – 12

What does it take to perform in the biggest show on earth? Try your hand at simple magic tricks, juggling, and balloon making. Build your balance and acrobatic skills while also clowning around. Families are welcome to attend our Big Top Showcase in the on Friday, featuring our talented campers!

TREASURE HUNTERS CAMP July 15 – 19 

Learn about famous treasures of ancient civilizations and become a treasure hunter yourself! Discover how archeologists search and care for relics. Make your own treasure chest and design your own treasure map. Work as a team and build problem-solving skills as your search for hidden clues throughout the museum to find our own lost artifacts!

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