Louisiana Children's Museum

LCM to “Take It Outside” in 2019

The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) “takes it outside” when it moves to its new location in New Orleans City Park in mid-2019.  Child-centered, family-friendly and located in one of the region’s most beautiful and accessible locations, LCM in City Park will bring a new level of interactive experiences designed to promote early childhood learning through play.

 

LCM in City Park Building PerspectiveThe museum grounds extend across an eight and one-half acre site and will incorporate both indoor and outdoor environmental experiences, including decks, bridges, sensory and edible gardens, a floating classroom and a restored interpretive wetlands area. The 56,000 square foot, LEED-certified building is beautifully sited on less than one acre, overlooking a lagoon.

The south wing will have a literacy center, a parent and teacher resource center, a book and toy store, and a full-service café.  The north wing will house two floors of indoor exhibit galleries that will include re-imaginations of our most beloved exhibits – the grocery store and the bubble studio – and  a 100-foot-long Mighty Mississippi exhibit which tells the story of the journey of the River from Lake Itasca, Minnesota, all the way to the Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico.

The family-friendly campus, in an easily accessed location, combined with strategic partnerships with like-minded institutions, will provide early childhood resources that are critically needed in order to improve the trajectory of our state which has historically ranked near the bottom in key child well-being indicators.

The new location has been specifically designed to be a social, cultural and learning resource for young children and their families focusing on literacy, environmental education, health and wellness, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and arts and culture.

 

LCM believes in the potential of each and every child.  LCM in City Park will support that potential while also making it visible and a priority for the community.

 

Click here to support the capital campaign. 

For more information about the campaign, contact Allison Stouse at (504) 266-2406 or astouse@lcm.org.  

For media inquiries, contact Leslie Doles at (504) 266-2411 or ldoles@lcm.org

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