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See Photos & Videos From New Orleans’ Brand New Children’s Museum in City Park

After more than 3 decades on Julia Street in the warehouse district, Louisiana’s Children Museum has a new $47 million dollar environmentally-conscious home in City Park. And yesterday, the new location opened its doors to the public for the first time. 

A sold-out launch gave kids a chance to explore the new building which holds massive indoor installations such as a new grocery store, cafe, and new art produced by children and adults alike.

The outdoor area is just as impressive, as children played on the “pelican’s nest,” an area where kids can weave a rope nest. Attendees can also see a set of shiny steel drums, an edible garden, and two floating islands of native plants on anchored beds of recycled plastic.  

“This is an incredible day. We have been working towards this for over 13 years, and we’re so excited to be open to the public today and have the joyful laughter of children, and parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. It’s just been a magical day.”

– Julia Bland, CEO 

The new children’s museum is open from Tuesday – Sunday each week. With over 30,000 square feet of interactive fun, the Children’s Museum team recommends allocating at least two hours to experience the five new galleries and expansive outdoor campus! Get your tickets here. 

view photos and videos of the new location below:
Photo by 343 Media
Photo by 343 Media
Photo by 343 Media

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Thank you Ashanti Bailey and Fox 8😄

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After many attempts were finally got the bubble

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The grand opening was so much fun. I had to drag Marlo out kicking & screaming 🤦🏽‍♀️

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Got to check out the new @louisianakids a few days ago and it’s super nice!

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We love the new Louisiana children’s museum! #louisianakids

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Our editor Tim demonstrates the sensory lagoon at the new Louisiana Children’s Museum! Note: shoes NOT allowed 🤣@louisianakids

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Check out the new Bean Machine at the new Louisiana Children’s museum! #louisianakids

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