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Family Fun in the Crescent City

If you’re searching for an unforgettable family getaway, the melting pot of culture and history, the iconic Crescent City offers something special for all ages. From swamps to parks, there’s a world full of kid-friendly activities in New Orleans – leaving no one wondering what they’ll do while visiting this iconic destination! Take your pick from delightful attractions such as museums and aquariums or lively festivals where fun knows no bounds. So pack up those suitcases – it’s time to explore Louisiana with plenty of fun things to do in New Orleans!

Storyland at City Park

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Storyland has been enchanting local children in City Park since 1950. This delightful playground features exciting sculptures depicting popular characters from Disney classics, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Mother Goose, and more. These large, exciting installations are immediately recognizable and many of them provide safe climbing opportunities.

You’ll love watching your kids go wild in this enchanting playground while you relax in the shade of City Park’s majestic live oak trees. Located at 5 Victory Avenue, this place is usually open 10 am-4:30 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and from 10 am-3:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Admission is $6/person with children under 36” admitted free, making it an affordable outing for the whole family. 

Louisiana Children's Museum

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At the Louisiana Children’s Museum in City Park, kids can experience all that Southern Louisiana has to offer and learn about local food, music, nature, and culture at interactive exhibits. Rain or shine – most of this wonder is indoors making it a great way to spend time with kids of all ages. So come discover LCM Tuesday-Saturday (9:30 am-4:30 pm) or Sunday 11:30 am– 4:30 pm at 15 Henry Thomas Drive. An unforgettable adventure awaits!  

New Orleans Jazz Museum

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Located at 400 Esplanade Avenue, the New Orleans Jazz Museum takes visitors of all ages on an exhilarating journey through local jazz history. Interactive exhibits draw children into the joyous excitement that has defined New Orleans jazz for over one hundred years. Your kids may even wind up wanting to play an instrument themselves once they see how important music is to New Orleans youth.

Check out the museum’s online schedule for opportunities to catch a live performance. Open 9 am-4 pm Tuesday-Sunday, ticket prices go for $8/person, and with students, senior citizens, and active military being admitted for $6, it’s perfect for an unforgettable family adventure without breaking the bank! 

New Orleans Boulder Lounge

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The New Orleans Boulder Lounge (NOBL) is an incredible place for anyone who loves the adrenaline rush of rock climbing! It welcomed back this exciting sport to the city in 2015 after over a decade without any local climbing gyms. It’s been a huge success and its doors are open to climbers with all levels of experience — from brand new beginners up to experienced veterans. NOBL also values safety for everyone enjoying their amazing facility.

Located at 2360 Saint Claude Avenue, this amazing place is open from 4 pm-6 pm Monday, 6:30 am-10 pm Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-7 pm Saturday, and from 12 pm-7 pm Sunday. If you’ve been searching for the perfect fun and healthy hobby for your kids, look no further than rock climbing at NOBL  it’s sure to become one of your family’s favorite activities! 

Meet Your First Gator During Your Swamp Tour New Orleans 

Families have a lot of great choices for kid-friendly activities in New Orleans, but there is even more fun to be found in the natural landscape outside the city limits. Your kids will never forget their first New Orleans swamp tour. Alligators, beautiful birds, and other thrilling wildlife make a delightfully exciting impression on children that they’ll always remember. Skilled, professional swamp tour guides will make sure that your family returns home well-educated on Southern Louisiana’s vibrant ecosystem. Book your New Orleans swamp tour with Cajun Encounters today! 

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