Opened to visitors in 1986, The Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) is the oldest children’s museum in a four-state area, and the only museum in Louisiana to have received the National Medal — the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums for extraordinary service to the community from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

We recognize the critical role childhood experiences play in strengthening children’s capabilities, and we value the distinct role LCM plays in engaging communities and families in imaginative and hands-on learning.

Through the development of a first-of-its-kind early learning campus in City Park, the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s future home (late 2018) will contribute to the region’s future prosperity as it connects children to each other, adults, their environments and communities.

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Each March, Children’s World’s Fair invites families on a daylong journey that explores what is unique and universal to cultures around the world.  Travelers enjoy cultural performances and explore the games, music, literature, native attire, crafts and flavors of destinations near and far. Each country also highlights the global importance of science, technology, engineering and math with hands-on science activities.

In August, LCM opens its big blue doors for a special gala event. CHAIRish the Children is a fun and festive evening featuring gourmet cuisine and spirits, silent and live auctions, whimsical, one-of-a-kind chairs and lively entertainment.

Festival of Trees each December brings together multiple generations for a family-centered event featuring a holiday breakfast, crafts, games and activities for the young and young at heart. LCM’s whimsical collection of holiday trees, created by local schools, artists, and community partners spark the holiday spirit.  

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Contact Kathleen Ledet at (504) 266-2415 or kledet@lcm.org.


The Louisiana Children’s Museum offers a variety of dynamic and engaging volunteer opportunities for high school students seeking service hours and adult volunteers who are interested in sharing their time and expertise in an engaging learning environment.  Volunteers assist with a wide range of activities, from fundraising and special events to educational programs. Internships for college credit are also available. Contact Ann Kerrin at 504-266-2416.


Louisiana Children’s Museum contributes to the region’s future prosperity by engaging children’s potential and making that potential visible. Through play, shared explorations, and in dialogue with adults, LCM connects children to each other, adults, their environments and communities.

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