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ThinkerKids Workshop…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Come explore as we do three out of this world science experiments: a hoop… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Fore! Kids Foundation…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
The Fore! Kids Foundation has raised money to fund children's service… more

Ghosts in the Oaks

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
This family friendly event takes place in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park… more

BARKtoberfest Canine…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
BARKtoberfest Canine Costume Contest & Trick or Treating (for dogs &… more

Bayou Segnette State…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghouls and goblins out for trick or treating in Bayou… more

Gray Line New Orleans…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
The Historic San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, LA will host the annual… more

Halloween Tea

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
To celebrate Halloween, Le Salon will offer a variety of teas, scones, … more

Kuumba Institute…

Oct 25 - 25, 2014
Kuumba Institute, Ashé's youth program for children ages 6 to 16, is up… more

OVERNIGHT Critter…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
OVERNIGHT Critter Cinema Extravaganza!, sponsored by the LA/SPCA will be held… more

San Francisco…

Oct 25 - 26, 2014
Please come out and enjoy the first San Francisco Plantation Fall Festival. The… more

Boo Dat: A…

Oct 26 - 26, 2014
Who Dats of all ages are invited to start their game day and… more

Crawloween at …

Oct 29 - 31, 2014
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween… more

Krewe of Boo- New…

Oct 30 - 30, 2014
The Krewe of Boo Halloween night parade will have several elaborate theme… more

Girl Scout Daisies:…

Nov 1 - 1, 2014
Come visit the Discovery Garden for a day of exploration, learning, friendship,… more

Kinder Garden: Creepy…

Nov 4 - 18, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Art of the Cup Tea

Nov 5 - 5, 2014
Join us for the Art of Cup Tea at Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel. The… more

ThinkerKids Workshop…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Come explore as we do three out of this world science experiments: a hoop… more

Family-Friendly New Orleans

Boy on Ride in New OrleansWhen it comes to kid-friendly fun, a trip to New Orleans is a lot like a choose-your-own-adventure story. Kids and families have plenty of options for experiencing the city, so whether you have a house full of aspiring artists, action-loving daredevils or curious future scientists, just choose an interest and get ready for a day of exploration and discovery.

Engineers in Training

From bellowing, steam-powered whistles to clanging trolley bells, you’ll know you’re set for an adventure once you step aboard one of New Orleans’ historic methods of transportation. The Steamboat Natchez is New Orleans’ only steamboat, and its elegant furnishings and antique accents transport passengers to a bygone era. Visit the steam engine room to see the riverboat’s inner-workings, and listen to melodic tunes from the authentic steam-powered calliope, which even can be heard from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. For a ride through the city, hop aboard one of New Orleans' vintage streetcars, outfitted with brass accents and mahogany wooden seats. The St. Charles line is the world’s oldest continuously operating street railway and passes by notable areas such as Audubon Park and the Garden District.

Budding Scientist

The world is a fascinating place, and for inquisitive kids with an eye for science, there’s plenty to see and do in New Orleans. For one stop to satisfy them all, the Audubon Nature Institute has everything a curious kid could want—from insects to dinosaurs to underwater creatures. Visit the Audubon Zoo to see exotic animals, play in a water park, go on a dinosaur adventure and ride a colorful carousel. At the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, you can walk through an underwater reef tunnel, feel the fear at the tropical shark exhibit, watch penguins play and get a hands-on experience with hundreds of exotic birds. And don’t forget the Audubon Insectarium for an up-close glimpse of creepy crawlers, butterflies and edible insects.

Aspiring Artist

Little artists can turn to the greats for inspiration when they visit the New Orleans Museum of Art. From Degas to Picasso, this cultural institution showcases more than 40,000 pieces, as well as a beautifully landscaped sculpture garden for little ones to frolic in. Check the education schedule for upcoming workshops and age-appropriate art classes offered at the museum. 

Nature Lover

If gardens, flowers and the great outdoors sound exciting, take your kids to visit New Orleans City Park. This 1,300-acre green space has sprawling moss covered oak trees, lagoons, walking trails through Couturie Forest and plenty of opportunities to spot birds and wildlife. City Park also is home to the New Orleans Botanical Garden, a lush urban sanctuary filled with blooming flowers and exotic plants. 

The Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with extended hours for the summer. Located in New Orleans City Park on Victory Drive, City Park invites your entire family out to enjoy the fun! With one of the oldest antique, wooden Carousels in the country, a Ferris Wheel, miniature Train, Musik Express and Bumper Cars, there is so much for the family to enjoy!

Spend some time in Storyland, a Mother Goose themed playground for children inside beautiful New Orleans City Park. Visit the Three Little Pigs, Cinderella's Pumpkin, the Cheshire Cat and Snow White. Or try boating at Big Lake! City Park offers paddleboat and canoe rentals on beautiful Big Lake near the New Orleans Museum of Art on Lelong Drive. Or try hourly or day long bike rentals to enjoy the beautiful, scenic park with the largest collection of historic, live oaks in the United States.

Prospective Chef

For the aspiring chef, or anyone with a sweet tooth, Aunt Sally's Praline Tasting tour is not to be missed. This unique tour gives insight into the history and creation of the original praline as well as how it is made today. As part of the tour, everyone in the family can taste all of the flavors that Aunt Sally's has to offer and select their own six-pack to take home at the end! This sweet treat is fun for the whole family.

Adventurer

For kids who like to stay active, New Orleans has a number of activities to keep the excitement level high. Take a tour specifically designed for kids with French Quartour Kids. This tour through the historic French Quarter is for kids ages 6-13 years old to teach them what life was like in the New Orleans in 1830s. Or how about a thrilling game of laser tag at Adventure Quest Laser Tag? This massive facility features a 6,000-square-foot laser tag arena with a Mayan ruins theme, as well as arcade games, bumper cars and black-light miniature golf. 

Photo by Flickr/princedd/Edd Prince.

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