We have a few rules to make sure the museum is safe, fun, accessible, and inclusive for everyone. But the main rule is to have so much fun that your cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
At LCM, parents/caregivers are responsible for supervising their children at all times. You are your child’s best advocate for staying safe. To assist parents/caregivers in keeping children safe while exploring the Museum, we have several security measures in place.
- Security cameras record everyone entering and leaving through the front doors, as well as moving about the Museum in public places.
- All Museum staff members are in radio communication with one another at all times. When children and parents/caregivers become separated, there are standard procedures that are immediately put into effect to reunite guests quickly and efficiently. All staff members are available to help reunite parties. Our security desk is the best place to start if a child or adult/caregiver has been separated from their party.
The museum prohibits persons who enter our property from carrying a handgun, firearm, knife, or weapon of any kind, regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry the weapon. The only exception to this policy will be local, on-duty police officers and other federal or state law enforcement officers.
Safe Space Policy
LCM fosters a culture of inclusion that promotes mutual respect, celebrates diversity, and facilitates authentic intercultural exploration and collaboration. We commit to making our facilities and programs accessible and safe for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and range of abilities. The Museum reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access from any patron(s) threatening this safe, inclusive environment. Behavior warranting such consequences includes, but is not limited to, verbal or physical harassment of another patron or staff member, attempted theft or vandalism, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Louisiana Children’s Museum holds its mission and values above all else and will pursue all avenues necessary to ensure the provision of a healthy, safe place for all children and their caregivers to learn and explore.
We require a 1:5 (Adult: Children) ratio on our exhibit floor. Children must be supervised at all times. No security can take the place of adult supervision. Please have fun with, and supervise, your children.
Children under 18 are not permitted to enter or remain in the Museum without supervision from an adult (anyone 18 and older). The Museum asks that adults stay with children at all times.
Outside food and beverage are not allowed in the museum. However, Acorn Café makes wonderful food and has plenty of refreshments to keep your thirst super-quenched. So there’s no need to bring in outside food or drinks – including birthday parties (cakes and party favors are fine).
We’re big fans of clean air, so smoking (or vaping) is a no-go at our indoor and outdoor campuses.
Service dogs are welcome on the LCM campus.
Sharing Isn’t Always Caring
We have some amazing wildlife around the Museum. But feeding our animal neighbors human food means they have to start going to human dentists, and who even knows a turtle dentist? So please don’t feed the animals.
Photography Permission Policy
Periodically, LCM takes photographs and video of Museum visitors and activities for use in promotional and editorial material. With admission into the Museum, you give permission to the museum for the recording of photographs and/or video of yourself and your dependents. You grant the museum all rights to use these still or moving images for educational, promotional, advertising and other purposes which advance the overall mission of the museum. All rights to the photographs and video belong to the Museum. Children are never identified by name.
We do not have a coat check, however free lockers are available for easy access to belongings. Lockers are located on level one of the Museum.
Stroller Parking is available throughout the Museum.
When you make a child’s potential visible, wonderful things happen.
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