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CHAIRish the Children goes with the flow

September 5, 2017

There is not much that needs to be done to turn the Louisiana Children’s Museum into a party palace, as the whimsical decor creates just the right mood. So when the museum opened its doors on the evening of Aug. 26 for 19th annual CHAIRish the Children, a festive event was sure to ensue.

Julia in July

July 2017

“At the Louisiana Children’s Museum, children and adults alike can explore 30,000 square feet of engaging exhibits, educational programs, art activities and hands-on fun,” says CEO Julia Bland. During July and August, the museum will be open seven days a week for summer. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon until 5 p.m. on Sundays.


Global exploration at Children’s World’s Fair

March 29, 2017

 Children and their parents who wanted to learn about Croatia, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, India, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland were in luck on March 25, when the Louisiana Children’s Museum hosted its 19th annual Children’s World Fair at the museum.

New Orleans area children ‘travel’ to Philippines and India at LCM fair

March 15, 2017

For New Orleans area children, the journey to the Philippines and India might not be as far as they think. The two countries will be featured in the LCM Children’s World’s Fair exhibit on March 25 at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. The event takes children and their families on a cultural and scientific journey of the two nations.


Louisiana Children’s Museum plans World’s Fair of global exploration

March 15, 2017

 Families will have an opportunity to sample the world’s cultures in a single day during the Children’s World’s Fair from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., New Orleans. Admission is $20, or $30 for “Early Explorer” tickets that allow admission at 10 a.m. and include a goodie bag. Proceeds from the events will benefit the museum’s educational programs and exhibits.


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January 11, 2017

It was New Year’s Eve writ small: Partygoers counted down to the stroke of noon at the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s annual Dec. 31 event, with a confetti toss and balloon release as the finale. Throughout the day, families were serenaded by the Blu Kru Brass Band, and tykes got the chance to make their own paper bag party hats and noisemakers.

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December 27, 2016

From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, children of all ages are invited to make noisemakers and party hats while enjoying live music. At the culmination of the countdown, there will be a giant balloon drop and confetti toss…

5 Best U.S. Cities To Ring In 2017

December 14, 2016

The legendary Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street may be New Orleans biggest and most famous party of the year, but the good times will definitely be rolling on New Year’s Eve. Festivities begin early in the day, with kid-friendly events like the Louisiana Children’s Museum New Year’s Eve countdown…

CHAIRish the Children

September 16, 2016

After partygoers entered the big blue doors of the Louisiana Children’s Museum on Julia Street for the annual CHAIRish the Children fundraiser, they traveled thematically on a cosmic journey celebrating the museum’s 30 years of play and learning, and the anticipation of more bright days to come…

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September 9, 2016

Colorful, whimsical and educational, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is a choice spot to have a party (for any age.) And while birthday fêtes and more have been held there, on Aug. 27 the museum celebrated itself with the 18th annual CHAIRish the Children…

CaptureSet sail for Vietnam with new Louisiana Children’s Museum exhibit

June 9, 2016

The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) is presenting “Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival,” an interactive traveling exhibition now until Sept. 11. Through the lens of Tet, children and their families will enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam.

Voyage to Vietnam Exhibit opens at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

May 28, 2016

Want to take your children to Vietnam? There’s a way you can without ever leaving New Orleans. Louisiana Children’s Museum in the warehouse district has welcomed the Voyage to Vietnam Exhibit to their collection…


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April 7, 2016

Eight countries, one afternoon: Children and their parents and grandparents visited Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, Senegal, Tanzania and Vietnam at the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s 18th annual Children’s World Fair on March 19…


2016 arrived early at the Louisiana Children’s Museum

-bd7b4d31fedd9cedDecember 31, 2015

It featured confetti instead of fireworks, and it happened 12 hours before midnight, but the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s festive New Year’s countdown Thursday (Dec. 31) felt like the real deal to hundreds of youngsters and their families. With help from Sesame Street’s “The Count” and the Red Hot Brass Band, the museum counted down to 2016 at noon, rather than midnight, releasing 10 pounds of confetti from the ceiling and 550 red and blue balloons (blown up by the museum’s staff that morning.)

Four Cities That Celebrate New Year’s Eve in a Big Way

December 28, 2015

The Louisiana Children’s Museum also has a ring-in-2016 party for little ones with a noon countdown that ends with a balloon release and confetti toss (from $10 a person for nonmembers).

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August 24, 2015

Bright lights, big chairs: The 17th annual CHAIRish the Children benefit for the Louisiana Children’s Museum took over two floors of this Warehouse District venue, with plentiful food from local vendors and tempting silent auction items.


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May 15, 2015

Representatives of the Louisiana Children’s Museum are slated to be at the White House Monday as part of a ceremony honoring the museum and nine other recipients of the 2015 national medals recognizing excellence in museum and library services…

Click here to see the full article from NOLA.com.


LCM Receives Nation’s Highest Museum Honor, The National Medal for Museum and Library Service

April 21, 2015

The Louisiana Children’s Museum has been awarded the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Services– the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. For the Louisiana Children’s Museum, this honor recognizes the memorable and often life-changing opportunities we offer children and families through our community programs such as Play Power, Word Play, Literacy Pathways, Family Camp, Family Fest, Sensory Friendly Family Learning and others. These programs focus on early childhood development, resiliency building, family literacy, parenting and other critical life skills.



Webisode Series: Behind the Big Blue Doors

Behind the Big Blue Doors is the Museum’s newest online series all of the fun that occurs inside our big blue doors.  Created by Ron Palmer, one of the Museum’s playworkers, Behind the Big Blue Doors has taken Facebook and Youtube by storm.

See for yourself what all of the fun is about!


Webisode 1: Let’s Move
Webisode 2: Old School
Webisode 3: So Much More
Webisode 4: Hidden Treasures
Webisode 5: THANK YOU!

Museum Mash on WDSU

Click here to see what all the fun is about!


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